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NPR NEWS 2008-02-07

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Giles Snyder

Millions of voters went to the polls in races across the country on Super Tuesday, but the race for the Democratic presidential nomination1 remains2 close. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both say their two-way contest will go on. NPR's David Greene has more.

Hillary Clinton won some of the biggest states last night. She took delegate-rich California as well as Massachusetts and her home state of New York. She thanked her supporters at a ballroom3 in Midtown Manhattan. 'In record numbers, you voted not just to make history but to remake America.' Barrack Obama's supporters were gathered in a Chicago hotel. Their candidate remains behind in the delegate race but he won more states overall. Like Clinton, Obama spoke5 to his supporters even before results from Mount West to come in. 'But there is one thing on this February night that we do not need the final results to know. Our time has come.' With more nominating contests in coming days, Obama told the supporters to go to work. David Greene, NPR News, New York.

On the Republican side, Super Tuesday has solidified6 John McCain's position in the race for the White House. He has jumped too far out in front of Mitt7 Romney and Mike Huckabee in the race for the GOP nomination. NPR's Scott Horsley has more.

John McCain won most of the winner-take-all contest yesterday including the big states of New York, New Jersey8, Missouri and his home state of Arizona. McCain also got the most delegates from California and Illinois. He now has more than twice as many delegates to the party's nominating convention as his next closest rival. McCain told supporters in Phoenix9 last night he is happy to wear the title of GOP front-runner. 'We still have ways to go but we are much closer to the victory we've worked so hard to achieve. I am confident we will get there.' Republican rivals Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee each won some of the Super Tuesday contests although they got fewer delegates than McCain did. Both men promise to keep campaigning. Scott Horsley, NPR News, Phoenix.

Authorities now say that at least thirty one people have been killed by a series of severe storms, including at least sixty tornadoes11 that ripped through the Mid4 South yesterday. Jeff Evans is a forecaster at the Severe Storms Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. 'Here it is really in Arkansas, western Tennessee, northern Mississippi and up in the western Kentucky were the hardest hit.' Evans says tornado10 warnings and advice resource are already in effect for today from southern Louisiana to eastern Kentucky and there will be a threat of severe weather from the Deep South into the Mid-Atlantic states later today.

Italy's President has put the country on the path toward early elections. He has dissolved the Parliament following failed efforts to form an interim12 government after Prime Minister Romano Prodi was forced to resign late last month. He is now the caretaker Prime Minister. Elections could be held early this spring as it's been just two years since this last parliamentary vote.

This is NPR news.

The U.S. military has released an al-Qaeda training video found during a raid on a house northwest of Baghdad in December. The video shows more than a dozen young boys wearing black clothes and training on the AK47s and rocket propelled-grenades. NPR's Tom Bowman reports from the Pentagon.

Streams of training children are running from a house, one child holds a rifle nearly as big as he is. They are led by a hooded13 man on maneuvers14. In one training scene, they burst into a house holding guns to the heads of sleeping men. Rear Admiral Greg. Smith is a spokesman in Baghdad. He says two suspected al-Qaeda operatives were killed in the December raid. No children were found. There was a trove15 of videos and DVDs, some including children. 'In ways the sort of doctrine16 those kids, they want to become part of the Jihad movements as they grow up.' Military officials say children in Iraq could have been used for years to plant roadside bombs and serve as lookouts17. Smith says there is no apparent increase in the number of children taking part in attacks. Tom Bowman, NPR New, the Pentagon.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is urging NATO allies to contribute more troops to the most dangerous areas of Afghanistan. She is calling for the quick appointment of an envoy18, also to coordinate19, what she terms, NATO's bumping mission in Afghanistan. A British diplomat20 had accepted the job but backed it out because of objections from Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Rice is to meet with British leaders in London today in an effort to boost the support for the war. Meanwhile, a new United Nations report says Afghanistan is heading for another bumper21 crop of opium22 this year. The report says opium cultivation23 is expected to grow in rebel controlled areas handing the Taliban insurgency24 more money from illicit25 drugs.

This is NPR News.


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1 nomination BHMxw     
n.提名,任命,提名权
参考例句:
  • John is favourite to get the nomination for club president.约翰最有希望被提名为俱乐部主席。
  • Few people pronounced for his nomination.很少人表示赞成他的提名。
2 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。
3 ballroom SPTyA     
n.舞厅
参考例句:
  • The boss of the ballroom excused them the fee.舞厅老板给他们免费。
  • I go ballroom dancing twice a week.我一个星期跳两次交际舞。
4 mid doTzSB     
adj.中央的,中间的
参考例句:
  • Our mid-term exam is pending.我们就要期中考试了。
  • He switched over to teaching in mid-career.他在而立之年转入教学工作。
5 spoke XryyC     
n.(车轮的)辐条;轮辐;破坏某人的计划;阻挠某人的行动 v.讲,谈(speak的过去式);说;演说;从某种观点来说
参考例句:
  • They sourced the spoke nuts from our company.他们的轮辐螺帽是从我们公司获得的。
  • The spokes of a wheel are the bars that connect the outer ring to the centre.辐条是轮子上连接外圈与中心的条棒。
6 solidified ec92c58adafe8f3291136b615a7bae5b     
(使)成为固体,(使)变硬,(使)变得坚固( solidify的过去式和过去分词 ); 使团结一致; 充实,巩固; 具体化
参考例句:
  • Her attitudes solidified through privilege and habit. 由于特权和习惯使然,她的看法变得越来越难以改变。
  • When threatened, he fires spheres of solidified air from his launcher! 当危险来临,他就会发射它的弹药!
7 mitt Znszwo     
n.棒球手套,拳击手套,无指手套;vt.铐住,握手
参考例句:
  • I gave him a baseball mitt for his birthday.为祝贺他的生日,我送给他一只棒球手套。
  • Tom squeezed a mitt and a glove into the bag.汤姆把棒球手套和手套都塞进袋子里。
8 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。
9 phoenix 7Njxf     
n.凤凰,长生(不死)鸟;引申为重生
参考例句:
  • The airline rose like a phoenix from the ashes.这家航空公司又起死回生了。
  • The phoenix worship of China is fetish worship not totem adoration.中国凤崇拜是灵物崇拜而非图腾崇拜。
10 tornado inowl     
n.飓风,龙卷风
参考例句:
  • A tornado whirled into the town last week.龙卷风上周袭击了这座城市。
  • The approaching tornado struck awe in our hearts.正在逼近的龙卷风使我们惊恐万分。
11 tornadoes d428421c5237427db20a5bcb22937389     
n.龙卷风,旋风( tornado的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • Tornadoes, severe earthquakes, and plagues create wide spread havoc. 龙卷风、大地震和瘟疫成普遍的毁坏。 来自互联网
  • Meteorologists are at odds over the working of tornadoes. 气象学者对龙卷风的运动方式看法不一。 来自互联网
12 interim z5wxB     
adj.暂时的,临时的;n.间歇,过渡期间
参考例句:
  • The government is taking interim measures to help those in immediate need.政府正在采取临时措施帮助那些有立即需要的人。
  • It may turn out to be an interim technology.这可能只是个过渡技术。
13 hooded hooded     
adj.戴头巾的;有罩盖的;颈部因肋骨运动而膨胀的
参考例句:
  • A hooded figure waited in the doorway. 一个戴兜帽的人在门口等候。
  • Black-eyed gipsy girls, hooded in showy handkerchiefs, sallied forth to tell fortunes. 黑眼睛的吉卜赛姑娘,用华丽的手巾包着头,突然地闯了进来替人算命。 来自辞典例句
14 maneuvers 4f463314799d35346cd7e8662b520abf     
n.策略,谋略,花招( maneuver的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • He suspected at once that she had been spying upon his maneuvers. 他立刻猜想到,她已经侦察到他的行动。 来自辞典例句
  • Maneuvers in Guizhou occupied the Reds for four months. 贵州境内的作战占了红军四个月的时间。 来自辞典例句
15 trove 5pIyp     
n.被发现的东西,收藏的东西
参考例句:
  • He assembled a rich trove of Chinese porcelain.他收集了一批中国瓷器。
  • The gallery is a treasure trove of medieval art.这个画廊是中世纪艺术的宝库。
16 doctrine Pkszt     
n.教义;主义;学说
参考例句:
  • He was impelled to proclaim his doctrine.他不得不宣扬他的教义。
  • The council met to consider changes to doctrine.宗教议会开会考虑更改教义。
17 lookouts 7926b742eec0dc62641ba32374f99780     
n.寻找( 某人/某物)( lookout的名词复数 );是某人(自己)的问题;警戒;瞭望台
参考例句:
  • Lookouts were spotted all along the coast. 沿海岸都布置了监视哨。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
  • Lookouts and leadsmen in bulky life jackets stumbled and slipped after him. 监视哨和测深员穿着饱鼓鼓的救生衣,跌跌撞撞地跟在他后面。 来自辞典例句
18 envoy xoLx7     
n.使节,使者,代表,公使
参考例句:
  • Their envoy showed no sign of responding to our proposals.他们的代表对我方的提议毫无回应的迹象。
  • The government has not yet appointed an envoy to the area.政府尚未向这一地区派过外交官。
19 coordinate oohzt     
adj.同等的,协调的;n.同等者;vt.协作,协调
参考例句:
  • You must coordinate what you said with what you did.你必须使你的言行一致。
  • Maybe we can coordinate the relation of them.或许我们可以调和他们之间的关系。
20 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。
21 bumper jssz8     
n.(汽车上的)保险杠;adj.特大的,丰盛的
参考例句:
  • The painting represents the scene of a bumper harvest.这幅画描绘了丰收的景象。
  • This year we have a bumper harvest in grain.今年我们谷物丰收。
22 opium c40zw     
n.鸦片;adj.鸦片的
参考例句:
  • That man gave her a dose of opium.那男人给了她一剂鸦片。
  • Opium is classed under the head of narcotic.鸦片是归入麻醉剂一类的东西。
23 cultivation cnfzl     
n.耕作,培养,栽培(法),养成
参考例句:
  • The cultivation in good taste is our main objective.培养高雅情趣是我们的主要目标。
  • The land is not fertile enough to repay cultivation.这块土地不够肥沃,不值得耕种。
24 insurgency dqdzEb     
n.起义;暴动;叛变
参考例句:
  • And as in China, unrest and even insurgency are widespread. 而在中国,动乱甚至暴乱都普遍存在。 来自互联网
  • Dr Zyphur is part an insurgency against this idea. 塞弗博士是这一观点逆流的一部分。 来自互联网
25 illicit By8yN     
adj.非法的,禁止的,不正当的
参考例句:
  • He had an illicit association with Jane.他和简曾有过不正当关系。
  • Seizures of illicit drugs have increased by 30% this year.今年违禁药品的扣押增长了30%。
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