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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-05-02

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1. Congressional leaders have sent President Bush an Iraq war spending bill that includes a timetable for withdrawing the troops. The president has vowed1 to veto the legislation later tonight. Leaders from both parties are set to meet tomorrow to try to find some middle ground.

2. Thousands of people took to the streets across the country today to march for immigrant rights. The turnout was lower than last year. But organizers say that doesn't diminish their drive to forge a clear path to citizenship2 for illegal aliens.

3. Survivors3 of the deadly 1970 Kent State University shootings are calling for a new investigation4 into the matter. Earlier today, they played an audio recording5 in which they say a voice can be heard ordering National Guardsmen to shoot.

4. Larry Birkhead is back in the US with Anna Nicole Smith's daughter in tow. He was recently proven to be the father of the little girl and says it just feels good to be home.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. immigrant : n-count
A immigrant is a person who has come to live in a country from some other country.

2. turnout : n-count
The turnout at an event is the number of people who go to it or take part in it.

3. path: n-count
A path that you take is a particular course of action or way of achieving something.

4. in tow: phrase
If you have someone in tow, they are following you closely because you are looking after them or you are leading them to somewhere. (INFORMAL)


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1 vowed 6996270667378281d2f9ee561353c089     
起誓,发誓(vow的过去式与过去分词形式)
参考例句:
  • He vowed quite solemnly that he would carry out his promise. 他非常庄严地发誓要实现他的诺言。
  • I vowed to do more of the cooking myself. 我发誓自己要多动手做饭。
2 citizenship AV3yA     
n.市民权,公民权,国民的义务(身份)
参考例句:
  • He was born in Sweden,but he doesn't have Swedish citizenship.他在瑞典出生,但没有瑞典公民身分。
  • Ten years later,she chose to take Australian citizenship.十年后,她选择了澳大利亚国籍。
3 survivors 02ddbdca4c6dba0b46d9d823ed2b4b62     
幸存者,残存者,生还者( survivor的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The survivors were adrift in a lifeboat for six days. 幸存者在救生艇上漂流了六天。
  • survivors clinging to a raft 紧紧抓住救生筏的幸存者
4 investigation MRKzq     
n.调查,调查研究
参考例句:
  • In an investigation,a new fact became known, which told against him.在调查中新发现了一件对他不利的事实。
  • He drew the conclusion by building on his own investigation.他根据自己的调查研究作出结论。
5 recording UktzJj     
n.录音,记录
参考例句:
  • How long will the recording of the song take?录下这首歌得花多少时间?
  • I want to play you a recording of the rehearsal.我想给你放一下彩排的录像。
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