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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-08-14

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1. Chief political strategist and right-hand man Karl Rove will be leaving his post at the White House by the end of the month. Rove has been at the president's side for more than 14 years, starting with Bush's run for Governor of Texas. Rove says he wants to spend more time with his family.

2. Still no sign of those six trapped miners in Utah. Video from a camera lowered into the coal mine showed no signs of the missing men. Crews now plan to drill a third hole as rescue operations enter their second week.

3. Surgery has been cancelled to separate three-year-old twin girls joined at the head. Doctors say the operation is too risky1. The girls who were born to Romanian parents already beat the odds2 by living this long.

4. This dog is one of 2000 now doing some of the most dangerous work on the ground in Iraq. These military canines3 are working alongside American soldiers, sniffing4 out roadside bombs and detecting explosives.

WORDS IN THE NEWS


1. right-hand man: n [singular]
the person who supports and helps you the most, especially in your job

2. be at sb's side:
to be with someone, and take care of them or support them

3. beat: verb
to prevail despite

4. the odds:
how likely it is that something will or will not happen

5. alongside: prep
used to say that people or things do something or exist together at the same time

6. sniff out:
to discover or find something by its smell

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1 risky IXVxe     
adj.有风险的,冒险的
参考例句:
  • It may be risky but we will chance it anyhow.这可能有危险,但我们无论如何要冒一冒险。
  • He is well aware how risky this investment is.他心里对这项投资的风险十分清楚。
2 odds n5czT     
n.让步,机率,可能性,比率;胜败优劣之别
参考例句:
  • The odds are 5 to 1 that she will win.她获胜的机会是五比一。
  • Do you know the odds of winning the lottery once?你知道赢得一次彩票的几率多大吗?
3 canines a19dc7100e8d5dd734b7ad167656d5d1     
n.犬齿( canine的名词复数 );犬牙;犬科动物
参考例句:
  • For example, the teeth are more primitive. There are large canines and unusually shaped incisors. 譬如,牙齿更为原始,有大的犬齿和非常合适的门齿。 来自辞典例句
  • Well-to-canines can attend doggy daycare centers while their owners work. 富人家的狗在主人上班的时候可以去狗狗托管中心。 来自互联网
4 sniffing 50b6416c50a7d3793e6172a8514a0576     
n.探查法v.以鼻吸气,嗅,闻( sniff的现在分词 );抽鼻子(尤指哭泣、患感冒等时出声地用鼻子吸气);抱怨,不以为然地说
参考例句:
  • We all had colds and couldn't stop sniffing and sneezing. 我们都感冒了,一个劲地抽鼻子,打喷嚏。
  • They all had colds and were sniffing and sneezing. 他们都伤风了,呼呼喘气而且打喷嚏。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
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