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AP 2011-12-23

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 1. The House has rejected a plan to extend a social security payroll1 tax cut for two months. Republican members are instead demanding that the Senate return to negotiate an extension for the entire year. President Barack Obama called the Senate's version the only viable2 way to prevent a tax increase on January 1st.

 
 
 
2. The top commander of US forces in Iraq is back on US soil, welcomed home by his wife and the president. General Lloyd Austin returned with the US Forces-Iraq flag to bring a symbolic3 conclusion to the war.
 
 
 
3. Federal investigators4 say the pilot of a plane that crashed on a New Jersey5 highway talked with an air traffic controller about icing shortly beforehand. The plane crashed Tuesday morning on Interstate 287, killing6 five.
 
 
 
4. And a national menorah has been lit near the White House. The ceremony marking the first night of the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah dates back to 1979.

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1 payroll YmQzUB     
n.工资表,在职人员名单,工薪总额
参考例句:
  • His yearly payroll is $1.2 million.他的年薪是120万美元。
  • I can't wait to get my payroll check.我真等不及拿到我的工资单了。
2 viable mi2wZ     
adj.可行的,切实可行的,能活下去的
参考例句:
  • The scheme is economically viable.这个计划从经济效益来看是可行的。
  • The economy of the country is not viable.这个国家经济是难以维持的。
3 symbolic ErgwS     
adj.象征性的,符号的,象征主义的
参考例句:
  • It is symbolic of the fighting spirit of modern womanhood.它象征着现代妇女的战斗精神。
  • The Christian ceremony of baptism is a symbolic act.基督教的洗礼仪式是一种象征性的做法。
4 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》
5 jersey Lp5zzo     
n.运动衫
参考例句:
  • He wears a cotton jersey when he plays football.他穿运动衫踢足球。
  • They were dressed alike in blue jersey and knickers.他们穿着一致,都是蓝色的运动衫和灯笼短裤。
6 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。
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