AP News一分钟新闻:2017-06-19


AP NEWS一分钟,是美联社(Associated Press)推出的长度约一分钟的新闻简讯形式的报道。它因短小简洁、时效性强,深受广大英语爱好者追捧。美联社是美国最大的通讯社,也是国际性通讯社之一,全称为“美国联合通讯社”,英文简称AP。 马克·吐温曾说:“给地球各个角落带来光明的只有两个:天上的太阳和地上的美联社。”“美联社时事精华,一分钟展现鲜活世界”不但是英语听力训练的好素材,也是通晓国际时事的窗口。


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1. President Donald Trump announced changes to the Obama-era cuba policy Friday and challenged the Cuban government to negotiate a better deal. In a speech in Miami, Trump said the U.S will not lift sanctions on Cuba until it releases all political prisoners, and respects the right to freedom of assembly and expression.

2. GOP congressman Steve Scalise remains in CRItical condition after being shot during republican baseball practice on Wednesday. Doctors said they are encouraged by Scalise's progress but he sustains "Substantial Damage" from the gunshot and will require additional operations.

3. A Minnesota police officer was acquitted of manslaughter Friday in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile. A black motorist who girlfriend streamed the aftermath live on Facebook. Castile's mother, Valerie stood and swore when the jury's verdict was read in St.Paul. Afterward, she told reporters the judicious system continues to fail the black people.

4. Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a surprised move that unites the Online juggernaut, with the grocery chain known for its organic and natural foods. The deal is value at about $13.7 billion and is expected to put pressure on other big grocery sellers.

Norreen Nasir,  the Associated Press with AP NEWS Minute.

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