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NPR 2008-05-21

时间:2009-02-04 02:35来源:互联网 提供网友:jette   字体: [ ]

Polls have closed in Kentucky at this hour with voters there casting ballots1 in the state's primary. Up for grabs are a total of 51 convention delegates. Based on exit polls and early returns, NPR is now projecting Hillary Clinton is the winner of that state's primary. Clinton, joined by her husband, former President Bill Clinton, campaigned extensively in the state in Louisville this hour. David Greene has been following the Clinton campaign and describes where the former first lady goes from here.

I'm not sure Bill Clinton could have beaten Barack Obama.

Kentucky had a lot of the same kinds of voters who have helped Clinton get wins in, in states like West Virginia and Ohio, and Pennsylvania:predominantly white, older, less affluent2, working- class, blue-collar voters,er,voters in rural communities that Hillary Clinton visited in Kentucky. So,so she really was expecting a win here, and that the question is gonna be: what sort of momentum4, if any, does this give to her? She says that she’s going to be fighting on from here. She says that There's not officially going to be a Democratic nominee——(not) now,(not)tomorrow or (not)in the next couple of days. And she is going to finish out the process, but she is certainly facing an uphill battle, but hopes to,to use Kentucky as,as one more state to,to bolster5 her argument. NPR's David Greene in Louisville. Once again, based on early returns of the Kentucky primary today, NPR is declaring Hillary Clinton is the winner. That's about 15% of the votes now in there.

Massachusetts Senator Ted3 Kennedy will remain in a Boston hospital for the next several days, following the diagnosis6 he has a malignant7 brain tumor8. Kennedy suffered a seizure9 over the weekend at his Cape10 Cod11 home and had to be airlifted to the hospital. Current plans call for a combination of radiation and chemotherapy. Reaction from colleagues was quick in coming. Speaker Nancy Pelosi referred to Kennedy as a fighter and said the good wishes of his fellow lawmakers are with him. "I know I speak for all of my colleagues when I say that our prayers and thoughts and good wishes are with Senator Kennedy, with his wife Vicki, with our colleague Patrick, his son, and with the entire Kennedy family. " Kennedy, who is 76 years old,is said to be in good spirits according to his doctors. He is the senior senator from Massachusetts and the second longest serving member of the US Senate.

Computer maker12, Hewlett-Packard, posted a rise in its quarterly earnings13 today, primarily citing strength in its international business. HP, the world's largest computer maker, says for its second fiscal14 quarter, net profits totaled 2. 1 billion dollars or 80 cents a share, that's compared with 1. 8 billion dollars or 65 cents a share a year ago. The company says revenues rose to 28. 3 billion dollars, a gain of 11% from a year earlier.

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 199 points to close at 12, 828. The NASDAQ lost 23 points. The S&P 500 fell 13 points. This is NPR.

A measure that would allow the Justice Department to sue members of OPEC for limiting oil supplies and setting crude oil prices has overwhelmingly cleared the House. The bill, which would subject cartel members including Saudi Arabia, Iran and Venezuela to the same antitrust laws US companies face, passed by a 324-84 vote. The White House had threatened to veto the bill. However, the vote was by a large enough majority to override15 a presidential veto. The legislation would also call for creation of a Justice Department task force to aggressively investigate gasoline price gouging16 and manipulation of the energy markets.

A detainee held for four years at Guantanamo Bay told his story to Congress today. It's the first time a Congressional panel heard directly from a former so-called “enemy combatant”. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports.

Murat Kurnaz is a Turkish national born in Germany. He was apprehended17 while on a religious tour in Pakistan just after 9/11. He testified by video conference to a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee, describing conditions at a secret US prison in Afghanistan and at Guantanamo. Kurnaz said he was shocked, hung from the ceiling by his wrists and subjected to, what he called, the "water treatment". " There was a bucket of water, and they stick my head into the water and, in the same time, they punched me into my stomach, so I had to inhale18 all those water. " Kurnaz says he was deprived of food and water, and repeatedly asked to sign false confessions19, even though documents revealed US agents had concluded he was not a terrorist shortly after his detention20. Debbie Elliott, NPR News, the Capitol.

Once again, NPR's projecting Hillary Clinton is the winner in the Kentucky primary. Voters were also casting ballots in Oregon today in that state's primary.


1 ballots 06ecb554beff6a03babca6234edefde4     
n.投票表决( ballot的名词复数 );选举;选票;投票总数v.(使)投票表决( ballot的第三人称单数 )
  • They're counting the ballots. 他们正在计算选票。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The news of rigged ballots has rubbed off much of the shine of their election victory. 他们操纵选票的消息使他们在选举中获得的胜利大为减色。 来自《简明英汉词典》
2 affluent 9xVze     
  • He hails from an affluent background.他出身于一个富有的家庭。
  • His parents were very affluent.他的父母很富裕。
3 ted 9gazhs     
  • The invaders gut ted the village.侵略者把村中财物洗劫一空。
  • She often teds the corn when it's sunny.天好的时候她就翻晒玉米。
4 momentum DjZy8     
  • We exploit the energy and momentum conservation laws in this way.我们就是这样利用能量和动量守恒定律的。
  • The law of momentum conservation could supplant Newton's third law.动量守恒定律可以取代牛顿第三定律。
5 bolster ltOzK     
  • The high interest rates helped to bolster up the economy.高利率使经济更稳健。
  • He tried to bolster up their morale.他尽力鼓舞他们的士气。
6 diagnosis GvPxC     
  • His symptoms gave no obvious pointer to a possible diagnosis.他的症状无法作出明确的诊断。
  • The engineer made a complete diagnosis of the bridge's collapse.工程师对桥的倒塌做一次彻底的调查分析。
7 malignant Z89zY     
  • Alexander got a malignant slander.亚历山大受到恶意的诽谤。
  • He started to his feet with a malignant glance at Winston.他爬了起来,不高兴地看了温斯顿一眼。
8 tumor fKxzm     
  • He was died of a malignant tumor.他死于恶性肿瘤。
  • The surgeons irradiated the tumor.外科医生用X射线照射那个肿瘤。
9 seizure FsSyO     
  • The seizure of contraband is made by customs.那些走私品是被海关没收的。
  • The courts ordered the seizure of all her property.法院下令查封她所有的财产。
10 cape ITEy6     
  • I long for a trip to the Cape of Good Hope.我渴望到好望角去旅行。
  • She was wearing a cape over her dress.她在外套上披着一件披肩。
11 cod nwizOF     
  • They salt down cod for winter use.他们腌鳕鱼留着冬天吃。
  • Cod are found in the North Atlantic and the North Sea.北大西洋和北海有鳕鱼。
12 maker DALxN     
  • He is a trouble maker,You must be distant with him.他是个捣蛋鬼,你不要跟他在一起。
  • A cabinet maker must be a master craftsman.家具木工必须是技艺高超的手艺人。
13 earnings rrWxJ     
  • That old man lives on the earnings of his daughter.那个老人靠他女儿的收入维持生活。
  • Last year there was a 20% decrease in his earnings.去年他的收入减少了20%。
14 fiscal agbzf     
  • The increase of taxation is an important fiscal policy.增税是一项重要的财政政策。
  • The government has two basic strategies of fiscal policy available.政府有两个可行的财政政策基本战略。
15 override sK4xu     
  • The welfare of a child should always override the wishes of its parents.孩子的幸福安康应该永远比父母的愿望来得更重要。
  • I'm applying in advance for the authority to override him.我提前申请当局对他进行否决。
16 gouging 040ded02b3a58081f7b774c4c20b755f     
n.刨削[槽]v.凿( gouge的现在分词 );乱要价;(在…中)抠出…;挖出…
  • Banks and credit-card companies have been accused of gouging their customers. 银行和信用卡公司被指控欺诈顾客。 来自辞典例句
  • If back-gouging is applied, grinding to bright metal is required. 如果采用火焰气刨,则应将其打磨至可见光亮的金属表面。 来自互联网
17 apprehended a58714d8af72af24c9ef953885c38a66     
逮捕,拘押( apprehend的过去式和过去分词 ); 理解
  • She apprehended the complicated law very quickly. 她很快理解了复杂的法律。
  • The police apprehended the criminal. 警察逮捕了罪犯。
18 inhale ZbJzA     
  • Don't inhale dust into your lung.别把灰尘吸进肺里。
  • They are pleased to not inhale second hand smoke.他们很高兴他们再也不会吸到二手烟了。
19 confessions 4fa8f33e06cadcb434c85fa26d61bf95     
n.承认( confession的名词复数 );自首;声明;(向神父的)忏悔
  • It is strictly forbidden to obtain confessions and to give them credence. 严禁逼供信。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • Neither trickery nor coercion is used to secure confessions. 既不诱供也不逼供。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
20 detention 1vhxk     
  • He was kept in detention by the police.他被警察扣留了。
  • He was in detention in connection with the bribery affair.他因与贿赂事件有牵连而被拘留了。
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