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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-05-03

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1. The Democratic-controlled House fails to override1 a veto by President Bush on timetables for Iraq troop withdrawals2. Then leaders went to the White House to start negotiating. House speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats3 are committed to ending the war.

2. The FDA wants makers4 of antidepressants to warn young adults about the increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior associated with taking the drugs. Language on box labels would change, incorporating the new warning.

3. After shootings at Virginia Tech, schools nationwide are evaluating warning systems. The University of Maryland is spending more than 60,000 dollars to install a new text message alert system.

4. In Florida, a robbery in broad daylight with robbers hitting an armored vehicle and making off with more than one million dollars in cash. The FBI is questioning guards and looking at surveillance tape.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. override: verb
If someone in authority overrides5 a person or their decisions, they cancel their decisions.

2. FDA
The abbreviation of the Food and Drug Administration.

3. antidepressant: n-count
An antidepressant is a drug which is used to treat people who are suffering from depression.

4. incorporate: verb
If one thing incorporates another thing, it includes the other thing. (FORMAL)

5. evaluate: verb
If you evaluate something or someone, you consider them in order to make a judgement about them.

6. armored vehicle: n-count
Armored vehicles are fitted with a hard metal covering in order to protect them from gunfire and other missiles.


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1 override sK4xu     
vt.不顾,不理睬,否决;压倒,优先于
参考例句:
  • The welfare of a child should always override the wishes of its parents.孩子的幸福安康应该永远比父母的愿望来得更重要。
  • I'm applying in advance for the authority to override him.我提前申请当局对他进行否决。
2 withdrawals e8b79ee63bd5060c582d7b93a43ec3dd     
n.收回,取回,撤回( withdrawal的名词复数 );撤退,撤走;收回[取回,撤回,撤退,撤走]的实例;推出(组织),提走(存款),戒除毒瘾,对说过的话收回,孤僻
参考例句:
  • He has made several withdrawals from his bank account. 他从银行账户上提了几次款。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • It is not the bank's policy to deduct interest on withdrawals. 提款需扣除利息这并非是本银行的政策。 来自辞典例句
3 democrats 655beefefdcaf76097d489a3ff245f76     
n.民主主义者,民主人士( democrat的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The Democrats held a pep rally on Capitol Hill yesterday. 民主党昨天在国会山召开了竞选誓师大会。
  • The democrats organize a filibuster in the senate. 民主党党员组织了阻挠议事。 来自《简明英汉词典》
4 makers 22a4efff03ac42c1785d09a48313d352     
n.制造者,制造商(maker的复数形式)
参考例句:
  • The makers of the product assured us that there had been no sacrifice of quality. 这一产品的制造商向我们保证说他们没有牺牲质量。
  • The makers are about to launch out a new product. 制造商们马上要生产一种新产品。 来自《简明英汉词典》
5 overrides 6da09529bb67435c00c5fc9b00dfe8d9     
越控( override的第三人称单数 ); (以权力)否决; 优先于; 比…更重要
参考例句:
  • The new rule overrides all the previous ones. 新规则使以前的所有规则失效。
  • The application configuration file setting overrides the machine configuration file setting. 应用程序配置文件设置重写计算机配置文件设置。
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