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NPR 2008-06-03

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Democratic presidential frontrunner Barack Obama says Republican John McCain is too out of touch with American workers to help the nation’s struggling manufacturing base. Obama spoke1 at a town hall meeting in Detroit suburb of Troy. Detroit Public Radio’s Quinn Klinefelter has more.

 Obama made no mention of the Democratic National Committee’s decision to seat delegates from the state’s disputed primary and gave only a brief nod to rival candidate Hillary Clinton, noting he was sure she would provide strong support in November. Instead, Obama focused squarely on John McCain and his quote that the US economy had made good progress in recent years. “He’s not talking to the folks in the State of Michigan. He’s not talking to the millions of additional people that have fallen into poverty while George Bush has been in office. He’s not talking to you, and he’s not talking to me. And that’s why we can’t afford to let John McCain spend four more years with the same economic policies of George W Bush.” Obama told a crowd of several thousand frustration3 over the nation’s economy would help bring the Democratic Party together for the fall elections. For NPR News, I’m Quinn Klinefelter, in Detroit.

 Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it’s arrested 1,800 people in a month-long campaign to track down illegal immigrants with criminal backgrounds. The early morning raids took place in six states. NPR’s Jennifer Ludden has more.

 The operation’s part of a broader effort since 2003 to more aggressively find and deport4 illegal immigrants who’ve defied deportation5 orders, especially sex offenders6, gang members or those with criminal convictions. ICE head Julie Myers says the number of immigrant absconders had been climbing every year to more than 600,000. “We’re actually making progress in reducing the number of fugitive7 aliens in this country. We still have a lot of work to do, but we’ve reduced the fugitive alien population by nearly 60,000 since October, 2006.” There are now 75 teams who track down these immigrants with two dozen more on deck by the end of the fiscal8 year. Immigrant advocates complain that while they target criminals, they also sweep up others. About 500 arrested in this recent effort had no criminal background. Jennifer Ludden, NPR News, Washington.

 Texas judge has begun allowing some of the 400 children seized from a polygamist ranch9 to be reunited with their parents. As part of the agreement, the state says parents must agree to unannounced visits by child welfare workers. Any plans to travel more than a hundred miles must be cleared with the state. Marleigh Meisner with Texas Child Protective Services says investigation10 into the treatment of the children at the Yearning11 for Zion Ranch will continue. “We certainly are going to comply with the judge’s order in this case. And we are going to continue our investigation.” Texas child welfare workers seized the children amid allegations some of the teenage girls at the ranch were being sexually abused.

 On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 134 points to close at 12,503. The NASDAQ lost 31 points. The S&P was down 14 points. This is NPR.

 Senator Edward Kennedy is out of surgery today with his doctors saying a procedure to begin treatment of the 76-year-old lawmaker’s cancerous brain tumour12 was successful and accomplished13 our goals. Kennedy, who travelled to Duke University Medical Center, underwent a roughly three-and-a-half-hour procedure and is expected to begin chemotherapy and radiation in coming weeks. Kennedy was diagnosed recently with a malignant14 tumour after suffering a seizure15. He’s expected to remain at the North Carolina facility for about a week.

 Officials are still trying to determine what caused yesterday’s fire at Universal Studios theme park in Los Angeles, though county fire officials say based on a preliminary investigation, it has been ruled “accidental”. We get the latest from Hettie Lynne Hurtes of member station KPCC.

 The theme park is open again, but at least a dozen fire trucks remain on the studio lot as smoke continues to rise from the twisted piles of girders. Tourists on the park’s tram ride applauded firefighters as they rode past. The fire broke out Sunday and burned for more than 12 hours, destroying the popular King Kong attraction, the courthouse square from the film “Back to the Future” and the New York streetscape. It’s not yet known whether the affected16 attractions will be rebuilt or replaced by new attractions, and the cause of the blaze is still under investigation. For NPR News, I’m Hettie Lynne Hurtes, in Los Angeles.

 Two storied names in the automobile17 business are under new management, effective today. Ford2 announced the finalization18 of its sale of Jaguar19 and Land Rover to India’s Tata Motors in a deal that will net the struggling No.2 domestic automaker about 1.7 billion dollars. The amount Ford stands to receive from the sale of the two companies is about one-third of what it initially20 paid to acquire them.


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1 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。
2 Ford KiIxx     
n.浅滩,水浅可涉处;v.涉水,涉过
参考例句:
  • They were guarding the bridge,so we forded the river.他们驻守在那座桥上,所以我们只能涉水过河。
  • If you decide to ford a stream,be extremely careful.如果已决定要涉过小溪,必须极度小心。
3 frustration 4hTxj     
n.挫折,失败,失效,落空
参考例句:
  • He had to fight back tears of frustration.他不得不强忍住失意的泪水。
  • He beat his hands on the steering wheel in frustration.他沮丧地用手打了几下方向盘。
4 deport aw2x6     
vt.驱逐出境
参考例句:
  • We deport aliens who slip across our borders.我们把偷渡入境的外国人驱逐出境。
  • More than 240 England football fans are being deported from Italy following riots last night.昨晚的骚乱发生后有240多名英格兰球迷被驱逐出意大利。
5 deportation Nwjx6     
n.驱逐,放逐
参考例句:
  • The government issued a deportation order against the four men.政府发出了对那4名男子的驱逐令。
  • Years ago convicted criminals in England could face deportation to Australia.很多年以前,英国已定罪的犯人可能被驱逐到澳大利亚。
6 offenders dee5aee0bcfb96f370137cdbb4b5cc8d     
n.冒犯者( offender的名词复数 );犯规者;罪犯;妨害…的人(或事物)
参考例句:
  • Long prison sentences can be a very effective deterrent for offenders. 判处长期徒刑可对违法者起到强有力的威慑作用。
  • Purposeful work is an important part of the regime for young offenders. 使从事有意义的劳动是管理少年犯的重要方法。
7 fugitive bhHxh     
adj.逃亡的,易逝的;n.逃犯,逃亡者
参考例句:
  • The police were able to deduce where the fugitive was hiding.警方成功地推断出那逃亡者躲藏的地方。
  • The fugitive is believed to be headed for the border.逃犯被认为在向国境线逃窜。
8 fiscal agbzf     
adj.财政的,会计的,国库的,国库岁入的
参考例句:
  • 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。
9 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。
10 investigation MRKzq     
n.调查,调查研究
参考例句:
  • In an investigation,a new fact became known, which told against him.在调查中新发现了一件对他不利的事实。
  • He drew the conclusion by building on his own investigation.他根据自己的调查研究作出结论。
11 yearning hezzPJ     
a.渴望的;向往的;怀念的
参考例句:
  • a yearning for a quiet life 对宁静生活的向往
  • He felt a great yearning after his old job. 他对过去的工作有一种强烈的渴想。
12 tumour tumour     
n.(tumor)(肿)瘤,肿块
参考例句:
  • The surgeons operated on her for a tumour.外科医生为她施行了肿瘤切除手术。
  • The tumour constricts the nerves.肿瘤压迫神经。
13 accomplished UzwztZ     
adj.有才艺的;有造诣的;达到了的
参考例句:
  • Thanks to your help,we accomplished the task ahead of schedule.亏得你们帮忙,我们才提前完成了任务。
  • Removal of excess heat is accomplished by means of a radiator.通过散热器完成多余热量的排出。
14 malignant Z89zY     
adj.恶性的,致命的;恶意的,恶毒的
参考例句:
  • 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。
15 seizure FsSyO     
n.没收;占有;抵押
参考例句:
  • 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。
16 affected TzUzg0     
adj.不自然的,假装的
参考例句:
  • She showed an affected interest in our subject.她假装对我们的课题感到兴趣。
  • His manners are affected.他的态度不自然。
17 automobile rP1yv     
n.汽车,机动车
参考例句:
  • He is repairing the brake lever of an automobile.他正在修理汽车的刹车杆。
  • The automobile slowed down to go around the curves in the road.汽车在路上转弯时放慢了速度。
18 finalization f3e884836172a769a69b0fe0c246ce5f     
n.定稿
参考例句:
  • The book can finally be published after revision and finalization. 经过删定,这本书终于可以出版了。 来自互联网
  • Lead supplier pre-selection, selection, price negotiation, contract finalization. 领导供应商预选,筛选,议价及合同的订立。 来自互联网
19 jaguar JaPz8     
n.美洲虎
参考例句:
  • He was green with envy when he saw my new Jaguar car.看见我那辆美洲虎牌新车,他非常妒忌。
  • Should you meet a jaguar in the jungle,just turn slowly,walk away.But slowly,never look back.你在丛林中若碰上美洲虎,就慢慢转身走开,可一定要慢,切莫回头看。
20 initially 273xZ     
adv.最初,开始
参考例句:
  • The ban was initially opposed by the US.这一禁令首先遭到美国的反对。
  • Feathers initially developed from insect scales.羽毛最初由昆虫的翅瓣演化而来。
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