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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-07-17

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1. A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck Japan today, killing1 at least eight and injuring hundreds. The quake started a fire at one of the world's most powerful nuclear power plants, sending radioactive water into the Sea of Japan.

2. A judge in Los Angeles has approved a record 660-million-dollar settlement between the Roman Catholic Archdiocese and more than 500 alleged2 victims of clergy3 abuse. The judge says settling the case was the right result.

3. A manhunt's underway for a former sniper-turned soldier suspected of killing his estranged4 wife in Wyoming. Forty-year-old Robin5 Munis was shot in the head early Saturday while singing in a restaurant.

4. And Lindsay Lohan is out of rehab. After six weeks at Promises in Malibu, the 21-year-old checked out of the facility but will voluntarily wear an alcohol-detecting ankle bracelet6 as part of an outpatient program.

WORDS IN THE NEWS
金山词霸

1. radioactive: adj. 放射性的, 有辐射能的

2. manhunt: n. (对逃犯等的)搜捕, 追捕

3. sniper: n. 狙击兵

4. outpatient: n. 门诊病人

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1 killing kpBziQ     
n.巨额利润;突然赚大钱,发大财
参考例句:
  • Investors are set to make a killing from the sell-off.投资者准备清仓以便大赚一笔。
  • Last week my brother made a killing on Wall Street.上个周我兄弟在华尔街赚了一大笔。
2 alleged gzaz3i     
a.被指控的,嫌疑的
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。
  • alleged irregularities in the election campaign 被指称竞选运动中的不正当行为
3 clergy SnZy2     
n.[总称]牧师,神职人员
参考例句:
  • I could heartily wish that more of our country clergy would follow this example.我衷心希望,我国有更多的牧师效法这个榜样。
  • All the local clergy attended the ceremony.当地所有的牧师出席了仪式。
4 estranged estranged     
adj.疏远的,分离的
参考例句:
  • He became estranged from his family after the argument.那场争吵后他便与家人疏远了。
  • The argument estranged him from his brother.争吵使他同他的兄弟之间的关系疏远了。
5 robin Oj7zme     
n.知更鸟,红襟鸟
参考例句:
  • The robin is the messenger of spring.知更鸟是报春的使者。
  • We knew spring was coming as we had seen a robin.我们看见了一只知更鸟,知道春天要到了。
6 bracelet nWdzD     
n.手镯,臂镯
参考例句:
  • The jeweler charges lots of money to set diamonds in a bracelet.珠宝匠要很多钱才肯把钻石镶在手镯上。
  • She left her gold bracelet as a pledge.她留下她的金手镯作抵押品。
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