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NPR 2008-05-24

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Hillary Clinton has apologized for a comment she made in South Dakota today in saying that people should stop calling for her to leave the race. Clinton pointed1 out it was not until June when Democratic candidate Robert Kennedy was killed. NPR's David Greene reports.

 Hillary Clinton has made the argument that it wasn't until June when her husband wrapped up his nomination2 in 1992. Senator Clinton has been campaigning in South Dakota and she brought up the 92 campaign again, when she sat down with the editorial board of the Argus Leader, a paper in Sioux Falls. But this time, Clinton also added this about another Democratic candidate. "We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated3 in June in California. " So, Clinton said she doesn’t understand the urgency to end the current race for the nomination. Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton said Clinton's remark was "unfortunate and has no place in this campaign". Clinton quickly apologized. She said she regretted referencing what was a moment of trauma4 for the country, adding that she's honored to hold Robert Kennedy's Senate seat in New York. David Greene, NPR News, Washington.

 Controversial Texas pastor5 John Hagee says parting company with John McCain is best for both him and the presumptive Republican presidential nominee6. NPR's Scott Horsley has more.

 Pastor Hagee says the latest uproar7 over his comments has been painful but not because it drove a wedge between him and John McCain. The Arizona senator renounced8 Hagee's endorsement9 Thursday after a recording10 surfaced of a sermon, in which Hagee argued that God has sent Hitler to help Jews reach the Promised Land. Hagee says his attempt to explain the Holocaust11 should not be confused with an effort to excuse it. "Many have wondered where God was during the Holocaust. But I think the more important question is what we will do here on earth to make sure that there will never be another Holocaust. " McCain had disavowed other Hagee comments, such as calling the Catholic Church "a false cult12", but it was only after news of the Holocaust sermon that McCain rejected Hagee's endorsement altogether. Scott Horsley, NPR News.

 An announcement from one of the nation’s largest airlines that it is upping fares ahead of the long Memorial Day holiday weekend. Chicago-based UAL, parent company of United, said today it will raise the price for most of its domestic fares by as much as 60 dollars round-trip, as the airline grapples with higher fuel costs. A spokesperson for the airline said United is also seriously considering matching a move by rival American Airlines to charge some passengers to check their first piece of luggage.

 For the first time since the late 1970s, Americans may be racking up fewer highway miles---an indication perhaps higher fuel prices are beginning to put the bite on travel. Transportation Department says the number of highway miles traveled by American motorists fell 4. 3% in March compared to a year ago. It’s (the) first time estimated travel on US roads has declined since 1979.

 On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 146 points to end the week at 12, 479. The NASDAQ was down 19 points. This is NPR.

 In Texas, child welfare officials have agreed to reunite 12 children from a West Texas polygamous group with their parents under state supervision13. From Dallas, NPR's Wade14 Goodwyn reports.

 On Thursday, the Third Court of Appeals dealt Texas Child Protective Services a serious blow by ruling that the agency had no right to remove all of the children from the polygamous ranch15. On Friday, the child welfare agency announced it had agreed to reunite 12 children with their parents until the Texas Supreme16 Court rules on the case. The state is now appealing to Texas' highest court, which is expected to take up the case on an expedited basis. A key point of argument will be the underage teens the state says it seized from the ranch. Barbara Walther, the state judge hearing the case, ruled those pregnant girls were more than enough evidence for her to seize the other children, too. The three-judge appeals panel responded the state’s evidence was not compelling enough for them. The Texas Supreme Court will have the final word. Wade Goodwyn, NPR News, Dallas.

 One day after a deadly tornado17 touchdown north of Denver, there were reports of yet another tornado in the area today. Though so far, there're no reports of any damage or injuries. National Weather Service officials say a tornado was sighted on the ground about 11 miles east of Greeley, Colorado. The tornado that hit Weld County, Colorado yesterday killed one person and damaged at least 150 homes. (The) twister cut a 35-mile swath through several towns, even knocked 15 rail cars off the tracks.

 May be some relief for cell phone cancellation18 fees coming from the Federal Communications Commission. The head of the FCC said today he would at least be open to the idea of government regulation of fees for cell phone users who cancel their wireless19 contracts early.


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1 pointed Il8zB4     
adj.尖的,直截了当的
参考例句:
  • He gave me a very sharp pointed pencil.他给我一支削得非常尖的铅笔。
  • She wished to show Mrs.John Dashwood by this pointed invitation to her brother.她想通过对达茨伍德夫人提出直截了当的邀请向她的哥哥表示出来。
2 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。
3 assassinated 0c3415de7f33014bd40a19b41ce568df     
v.暗杀( assassinate的过去式和过去分词 );中伤;诋毁;破坏
参考例句:
  • The prime minister was assassinated by extremists. 首相遭极端分子暗杀。
  • Then, just two days later, President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. 跟着在两天以后,肯尼迪总统在达拉斯被人暗杀。 来自辞典例句
4 trauma TJIzJ     
n.外伤,精神创伤
参考例句:
  • Counselling is helping him work through this trauma.心理辅导正帮助他面对痛苦。
  • The phobia may have its root in a childhood trauma.恐惧症可能源于童年时期的创伤。
5 pastor h3Ozz     
n.牧师,牧人
参考例句:
  • He was the son of a poor pastor.他是一个穷牧师的儿子。
  • We have no pastor at present:the church is run by five deacons.我们目前没有牧师:教会的事是由五位执事管理的。
6 nominee FHLxv     
n.被提名者;被任命者;被推荐者
参考例句:
  • His nominee for vice president was elected only after a second ballot.他提名的副总统在两轮投票后才当选。
  • Mr.Francisco is standing as the official nominee for the post of District Secretary.弗朗西斯科先生是行政书记职位的正式提名人。
7 uproar LHfyc     
n.骚动,喧嚣,鼎沸
参考例句:
  • She could hear the uproar in the room.她能听见房间里的吵闹声。
  • His remarks threw the audience into an uproar.他的讲话使听众沸腾起来。
8 renounced 795c0b0adbaedf23557e95abe647849c     
v.声明放弃( renounce的过去式和过去分词 );宣布放弃;宣布与…决裂;宣布摒弃
参考例句:
  • We have renounced the use of force to settle our disputes. 我们已再次宣布放弃使用武力来解决争端。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Andrew renounced his claim to the property. 安德鲁放弃了财产的所有权。 来自《简明英汉词典》
9 endorsement ApOxK     
n.背书;赞成,认可,担保;签(注),批注
参考例句:
  • We are happy to give the product our full endorsement.我们很高兴给予该产品完全的认可。
  • His presidential campaign won endorsement from several celebrities.他参加总统竞选得到一些社会名流的支持。
10 recording UktzJj     
n.录音,记录
参考例句:
  • How long will the recording of the song take?录下这首歌得花多少时间?
  • I want to play you a recording of the rehearsal.我想给你放一下彩排的录像。
11 holocaust dd5zE     
n.大破坏;大屠杀
参考例句:
  • The Auschwitz concentration camp always remind the world of the holocaust.奥辛威茨集中营总是让世人想起大屠杀。
  • Ahmadinejad is denying the holocaust because he's as brutal as Hitler was.内贾德否认大屠杀,因为他像希特勒一样残忍。
12 cult 3nPzm     
n.异教,邪教;时尚,狂热的崇拜
参考例句:
  • Her books aren't bestsellers,but they have a certain cult following.她的书算不上畅销书,但有一定的崇拜者。
  • The cult of sun worship is probably the most primitive one.太阳崇拜仪式或许是最为原始的一种。
13 supervision hr6wv     
n.监督,管理
参考例句:
  • The work was done under my supervision.这项工作是在我的监督之下完成的。
  • The old man's will was executed under the personal supervision of the lawyer.老人的遗嘱是在律师的亲自监督下执行的。
14 wade nMgzu     
v.跋涉,涉水;n.跋涉
参考例句:
  • We had to wade through the river to the opposite bank.我们只好涉水过河到对岸。
  • We cannot but wade across the river.我们只好趟水过去。
15 ranch dAUzk     
n.大牧场,大农场
参考例句:
  • He went to work on a ranch.他去一个大农场干活。
  • The ranch is in the middle of a large plateau.该牧场位于一个辽阔高原的中部。
16 supreme PHqzc     
adj.极度的,最重要的;至高的,最高的
参考例句:
  • It was the supreme moment in his life.那是他一生中最重要的时刻。
  • He handed up the indictment to the supreme court.他把起诉书送交最高法院。
17 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。
18 cancellation BxNzQO     
n.删除,取消
参考例句:
  • Heavy seas can cause cancellation of ferry services.海上风浪太大,可能须要取消渡轮服务。
  • Her cancellation of her trip to Paris upset our plan.她取消了巴黎之行打乱了我们的计划。
19 wireless Rfwww     
adj.无线的;n.无线电
参考例句:
  • There are a lot of wireless links in a radio.收音机里有许多无线电线路。
  • Wireless messages tell us that the ship was sinking.无线电报告知我们那艘船正在下沉。
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