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AP 2010-12-16

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1. A powerful storm that unleashed1 snow and strong winds across the upper Midwest has left behind dangerously cold temperatures. The storm dumped up to two feet in some locations and collapsed2 the roof of the Minnesota Vikings’ stadium. The storm also closed major highways and canceled more than 1,600 flights.

 

2. Senators will get their chance today to vote on a tax cut deal struck by President Barack Obama and Republicans. The White House expects the bill to pass by the end of the year. If it doesn't, tax increases will go into effect January 1st.

 

3. Veteran diplomat3 Richard Holbrooke remains4 in critical condition after surgery to fix a tear in the large artery5 that moves blood from the heart. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama say they are praying for Holbrooke's recovery. The president calls the diplomat “a towering figure in American foreign policy.”

 

4. Sarah Palin says conditions in Haiti are much harsher than she expected. The former Alaska governor made the comment while visiting a cholera6 treatment center. Palin told reporters that US military airlift of supplies may be needed to help patients survive the latest outbreak.


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1 unleashed unleashed     
v.把(感情、力量等)释放出来,发泄( unleash的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • The government's proposals unleashed a storm of protest in the press. 政府的提案引发了新闻界的抗议浪潮。
  • The full force of his rage was unleashed against me. 他把所有的怒气都发泄在我身上。 来自《简明英汉词典》
2 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。
3 diplomat Pu0xk     
n.外交官,外交家;能交际的人,圆滑的人
参考例句:
  • The diplomat threw in a joke, and the tension was instantly relieved.那位外交官插进一个笑话,紧张的气氛顿时缓和下来。
  • He served as a diplomat in Russia before the war.战前他在俄罗斯当外交官。
4 remains 1kMzTy     
n.剩余物,残留物;遗体,遗迹
参考例句:
  • He ate the remains of food hungrily.他狼吞虎咽地吃剩余的食物。
  • The remains of the meal were fed to the dog.残羹剩饭喂狗了。
5 artery 5ekyE     
n.干线,要道;动脉
参考例句:
  • We couldn't feel the changes in the blood pressure within the artery.我们无法感觉到动脉血管内血压的变化。
  • The aorta is the largest artery in the body.主动脉是人体中的最大动脉。
6 cholera rbXyf     
n.霍乱
参考例句:
  • The cholera outbreak has been contained.霍乱的发生已被控制住了。
  • Cholera spread like wildfire through the camps.霍乱在营地里迅速传播。
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