美联社新闻一分钟[2006-11-25]
作者:卿颜
2011-01-01 20:26:24

美联社新闻一分钟[2006-11-25]

1. Dressed in camouflage, a gunman entered the Miami Herald's building Friday morning only to surrender to police hours later. Police said a disgruntled cartoonist was demanding to see an editor of the newspaper's Spanish-language sister publication. According to authorities, the incident ended without injury.

2. A former KGB agent who died from poisoning reportedly had a radioactive substance in his body. From his deathbed, Alexander Litvinenko accused Russian leader Vladimir Putin in his fatal poisoning, saying Putin has no respect for life, liberty or any civilized value.

3. A 20,000-dollar reward is now being offered for information leading to the recovery of 2 missing brothers in northern Minnesota. The FBI says it's not clear if the boys wandered away or if a crime has been committed.

4. Retailers look forward to this day every year. It's Black Friday, a day unofficially designated the start of a holiday shopping season. All around the country, bargain hunters are rushing to snap up discounted versions of the season's most popular items and industry analysts expect robust sales overall.


WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. camouflage: n-uncount
Camouflage consists of things such as leaves, branches, or brown and green paint, which are used to make it difficult for an enemy to see military forces and equipment.

2. disgruntled: adj.
If you are disgruntled, you are cross and dissatisfied because things have not happened the way that you wanted them to happen.

3. deathbed: n-count
If someone is on their deathbed, they are in a bad and about to die.

4. bargain hunter: n-count
A Bargain hunter is someone who is looking for goods that are value for money, usually because they are on sale at a lower price than normal.

5. snap up: phrase
If you snap something up, you buy it quickly because it is cheap or is just what you want.

6. robust: adj.
Someone or something that is robust is very strong and healthy.

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