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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-08-06

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1. Minneapolis police have released an official list of the eight people they believe are missing in the collapse1 of a bridge. Rescuers say they will continue to search until all of the missing are found. In the meantime, hundreds of people are expected to attend an interfaith memorial service tonight for the victims.

2. Republican presidential hopefuls say they want to keep US troops in Iraq. Texas Congressman2 Ron Paul was the only candidate who disagreed, saying there never was a good reason to go to war in the first place. The contenders faced off in a debate at Iowa's Drake University today.

3. Adam Gadahn, the American member of al-Qaeda, is threatening foreign diplomats3 and embassies across the Islamic world. The group is targeting these foreign locations which it describes as "spy dens".

4. Lorena Ochoa has won the Women's British Open. The tournament marks the first time women have played the professional event at St. Andrews in Scotland where the game of golf began.

WORDS IN THE NEWS
1. interfaith: adj [only before noun]
between or involving people of different religions

2. in the first place:
used to talk about what someone did or should have done at the start of a situation

3. face off:
to fight, argue, or compete with someone, or to get into a position in which you are ready to do this

4. den: noun
a place where secret or illegal activities take place


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1 collapse aWvyE     
vi.累倒;昏倒;倒塌;塌陷
参考例句:
  • The country's economy is on the verge of collapse.国家的经济已到了崩溃的边缘。
  • The engineer made a complete diagnosis of the bridge's collapse.工程师对桥的倒塌做了一次彻底的调查分析。
2 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。
3 diplomats ccde388e31f0f3bd6f4704d76a1c3319     
n.外交官( diplomat的名词复数 );有手腕的人,善于交际的人
参考例句:
  • These events led to the expulsion of senior diplomats from the country. 这些事件导致一些高级外交官被驱逐出境。
  • The court has no jurisdiction over foreign diplomats living in this country. 法院对驻本国的外交官无裁判权。 来自《简明英汉词典》
4 dens 10262f677bcb72a856e3e1317093cf28     
n.牙齿,齿状部分;兽窝( den的名词复数 );窝点;休息室;书斋
参考例句:
  • Female bears tend to line their dens with leaves or grass. 母熊往往会在洞穴里垫些树叶或草。 来自辞典例句
  • In winter bears usually hibernate in their dens. 冬天熊通常在穴里冬眠。 来自辞典例句
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