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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-06-21

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1. South Carolina Coroner's Office says a combination of smoke inhalation and burns killed the nine firefighters inside a burning furniture store in Charleston. They died after the roof collapsed1 on top of them. Investigators2 say arson3 is not suspected.

2. President Bush's vetoed the latest version of an embryonic5 stem cell research bill. The bill would have eased restraints on federally funded research. Even though this legislation was a top priority of Democrats6, they don’t appear to have the votes to override7 the veto.

3. Four Palestinians are dead after Israel launched its first military action in Gaza today. The attack marks the deadliest military offensive since Hamas militants8 took control of the coastal9 strip. Israel has also allowed in a few sick and wounded Palestinians of the hundreds who fled the violence.

4. A security guard at Walter Reed Army Medical Center is in police custody10 after firing up to ten shots Wednesday. Police say the guards were arguing when one opened fire near a busy hospital entrance. No one was injured in the shooting.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. coroner: N-COUNT
A coroner is an official who is responsible for investigating the deaths of people who have died in a sudden, violent, or unusual way.

2. inhalation: N-VAR
inhalation is the process or act of breathing in, taking air and sometimes other substances into your lungs. (FORMAL)

3. embryo4: N-COUNT
An embryo is an unborn animal or human being in the very early stages of development.

4. restraint: N-VAR usu with supp, oft N on n
Restraints are rules or conditions that limit or restrict someone or something.

5. override: VERB v n
If someone in authority overrides11 a person or their decisions, they cancel their decisions.

6. custody: PHR after v
Someone who is in custody or has been taken into custody has been arrested and is being kept in prison until they can be tried in a court.


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1 collapsed cwWzSG     
adj.倒塌的
参考例句:
  • Jack collapsed in agony on the floor. 杰克十分痛苦地瘫倒在地板上。
  • The roof collapsed under the weight of snow. 房顶在雪的重压下突然坍塌下来。
2 investigators e970f9140785518a87fc81641b7c89f7     
n.调查者,审查者( investigator的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • This memo could be the smoking gun that investigators have been looking for. 这份备忘录可能是调查人员一直在寻找的证据。
  • The team consisted of six investigators and two secretaries. 这个团队由六个调查人员和两个秘书组成。 来自《简明英汉词典》
3 arson 3vOz3     
n.纵火,放火
参考例句:
  • He was serving a ten spot for arson.他因纵火罪在服十年徒刑。
  • He was arraigned on a charge of arson.他因被指控犯纵火罪而被传讯。
4 embryo upAxt     
n.胚胎,萌芽的事物
参考例句:
  • They are engaging in an embryo research.他们正在进行一项胚胎研究。
  • The project was barely in embryo.该计划只是个雏形。
5 embryonic 58EyK     
adj.胚胎的
参考例句:
  • It is still in an embryonic stage.它还处于萌芽阶段。
  • The plan,as yet,only exists in embryonic form.这个计划迄今为止还只是在酝酿之中。
6 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》
7 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。
8 militants 3fa50c1e4338320d8495907fdc5bdbaf     
激进分子,好斗分子( militant的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The militants have been sporadically fighting the government for years. 几年来,反叛分子一直对政府实施零星的战斗。
  • Despite the onslaught, Palestinian militants managed to fire off rockets. 尽管如此,巴勒斯坦的激进分子仍然发射导弹。
9 coastal WWiyh     
adj.海岸的,沿海的,沿岸的
参考例句:
  • The ocean waves are slowly eating away the coastal rocks.大海的波浪慢慢地侵蚀着岸边的岩石。
  • This country will fortify the coastal areas.该国将加强沿海地区的防御。
10 custody Qntzd     
n.监护,照看,羁押,拘留
参考例句:
  • He spent a week in custody on remand awaiting sentence.等候判决期间他被还押候审一个星期。
  • He was taken into custody immediately after the robbery.抢劫案发生后,他立即被押了起来。
11 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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