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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-06-05

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1. A video released by al-Qaeda-linked insurgents1 claims the three American soldiers who vanished after an ambush2 last month are dead. The video shows close-ups of two ID cards as well as credit cards and American and Iraqi money.

2. An indictment3 was handed up today against Democratic Congressman4 William Jefferson of Louisiana. Jefferson has been charged with racketeering, soliciting6 bribes7 and money laundering8 in an investigation9 into business deals he allegedly tried to broker10 in Africa.

3. President Bush begins his eight-day European trip with a stop first in Prague in the Czech Republic. The president will then go on to Germany to meet with other world leaders at the G8 summit.

4. A Minor11 League manager who went on a major tirade12 at a baseball game Friday night. Phillip Wellman is the manager of the Mississippi Graves. After arguing with the umpire over a call he didn't like, he was ejected from the game. On the way out of the ballpark, he pulled up the bases, threw a few things before giving a final gesture to the crowd.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

close-up: N-COUNT
A close-up is a photograph or a picture in a film that shows a lot of detail because it is taken very near to the subject.

indictment: N-VAR oft N against n
An indictment is a formal accusation13 that someone has committed a crime. (mainly AM LEGAL)

racketeering: N-UNCOUNT oft N n
Racketeering is making money from illegal activities such as threatening people or selling worthless, immoral14, or illegal goods or services.

solicit5: V n, V n from n
If you solicit money, help, support, or an opinion from someone, you ask them for it. (FORMAL)

broker: VERB V n
If a country or government brokers15 an agreement, a ceasefire, or a round of talks, they try to negotiate or arrange it.

tirade: N-COUNT
A tirade is a long angry speech in which someone criticizes a person or thing.

umpire: N-COUNT
An umpire is a person whose job is to make sure that a sports match or contest is played fairly and that the rules are not broken.

eject: VERB V n, V n from n
If you eject someone from a place, you force them to leave.

ballpark: N-COUNT
A ballpark is a park or stadium where baseball is played.

base: N-COUNT
A base in baseball, softball, or rounders is one of the places at each corner of the square on the pitch.


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1 insurgents c68be457307815b039a352428718de59     
n.起义,暴动,造反( insurgent的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The regular troops of Baden joined the insurgents. 巴登的正规军参加到起义军方面来了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Against the Taliban and Iraqi insurgents, these problems are manageable. 要对付塔利班与伊拉克叛乱分子,这些问题还是可以把握住的。 来自互联网
2 ambush DNPzg     
n.埋伏(地点);伏兵;v.埋伏;伏击
参考例句:
  • Our soldiers lay in ambush in the jungle for the enemy.我方战士埋伏在丛林中等待敌人。
  • Four men led by a sergeant lay in ambush at the crossroads.由一名中士率领的四名士兵埋伏在十字路口。
3 indictment ybdzt     
n.起诉;诉状
参考例句:
  • He handed up the indictment to the supreme court.他把起诉书送交最高法院。
  • They issued an indictment against them.他们起诉了他们。
4 Congressman TvMzt7     
n.(美)国会议员
参考例句:
  • He related several anecdotes about his first years as a congressman.他讲述自己初任议员那几年的几则轶事。
  • The congressman is meditating a reply to his critics.这位国会议员正在考虑给他的批评者一个答复。
5 solicit AFrzc     
vi.勾引;乞求;vt.请求,乞求;招揽(生意)
参考例句:
  • Beggars are not allowed to solicit in public places.乞丐不得在公共场所乞讨。
  • We should often solicit opinions from the masses.我们应该经常征求群众意见。
6 soliciting ca5499d5ad6a3567de18f81c7dc8c931     
v.恳求( solicit的现在分词 );(指娼妇)拉客;索求;征求
参考例句:
  • A prostitute was soliciting on the street. 一名妓女正在街上拉客。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • China Daily is soliciting subscriptions. 《中国日报》正在征求订户。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
7 bribes f3132f875c572eefabf4271b3ea7b2ca     
n.贿赂( bribe的名词复数 );向(某人)行贿,贿赂v.贿赂( bribe的第三人称单数 );向(某人)行贿,贿赂
参考例句:
  • It was alleged that he had taken bribes while in office. 他被指称在任时收受贿赂。
  • corrupt officials accepting bribes 接受贿赂的贪官污吏
8 laundering laundering     
n.洗涤(衣等),洗烫(衣等);洗(钱)v.洗(衣服等),洗烫(衣服等)( launder的现在分词 );洗(黑钱)(把非法收入改头换面,变为貌似合法的收入)
参考例句:
  • Separate the white clothes from the dark clothes before laundering. 洗衣前应当把浅色衣服和深色衣服分开。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • He was charged with laundering money. 他被指控洗钱。 来自《简明英汉词典》
9 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。
10 broker ESjyi     
n.中间人,经纪人;v.作为中间人来安排
参考例句:
  • He baited the broker by promises of higher commissions.他答应给更高的佣金来引诱那位经纪人。
  • I'm a real estate broker.我是不动产经纪人。
11 minor e7fzR     
adj.较小(少)的,较次要的;n.辅修学科;vi.辅修
参考例句:
  • The young actor was given a minor part in the new play.年轻的男演员在这出新戏里被分派担任一个小角色。
  • I gave him a minor share of my wealth.我把小部分财产给了他。
12 tirade TJKzt     
n.冗长的攻击性演说
参考例句:
  • Her tirade provoked a counterblast from her husband.她的长篇大论激起了她丈夫的强烈反对。
  • He delivered a long tirade against the government.他发表了反政府的长篇演说。
13 accusation GJpyf     
n.控告,指责,谴责
参考例句:
  • I was furious at his making such an accusation.我对他的这种责备非常气愤。
  • She knew that no one would believe her accusation.她知道没人会相信她的指控。
14 immoral waCx8     
adj.不道德的,淫荡的,荒淫的,有伤风化的
参考例句:
  • She was questioned about his immoral conduct toward her.她被询问过有关他对她的不道德行为的情况。
  • It is my belief that nuclear weapons are immoral.我相信使核武器是不邪恶的。
15 brokers 75d889d756f7fbea24ad402e01a65b20     
n.(股票、外币等)经纪人( broker的名词复数 );中间人;代理商;(订合同的)中人v.做掮客(或中人等)( broker的第三人称单数 );作为权力经纪人进行谈判;以中间人等身份安排…
参考例句:
  • The firm in question was Alsbery & Co., whiskey brokers. 那家公司叫阿尔斯伯里公司,经销威士忌。 来自英汉文学 - 嘉莉妹妹
  • From time to time a telephone would ring in the brokers' offices. 那两排经纪人房间里不时响着叮令的电话。 来自子夜部分
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