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NPR 2009-08-28

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A processional of police motorcycles escorted the body of Senator Edward Kennedy from Cape1 Cod2 to Boston today in advance of his funeral Mass on Saturday. From member station WCAI Sean Corcoran reports.

Hundreds of people lined the tree-covered streets as the body of Senator Edward Kennedy departed his beloved Hyannis Port in Cape Cod for the final time. Some people waved flags and held signs that said simply “Thank you, Senator Kennedy.” Cathy River of Hyannis says she was a close friend of Kennedy when they were younger. And as the processional rolled past, she could hear the words of members of the Kennedy family.

“They were all saying out their windows, thank you to all of us. And his daughter, thank you... Oh, God love them. They’re gonna miss Uncle Teddy so much, he was so much fun...”

The public is invited to say a final goodbye to Senator Kennedy through Friday as his body lies in repose3 in the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston. For NPR News, I'm Sean Corcoran in Hyannis Port.

Kennedy's body arrived in Boston a short time ago with crowds standing4 along the streets near the city’s historic Faneuil Hall to pay their respects. Kennedy will lie in repose today and tomorrow. He will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery5. Kennedy died late Tuesday night, following a yearlong battle with brain cancer, he was 77 years old.

With expectations, this fall could see a resumption of the spread of the swine flu virus. Health officials are stressing it's vital for both pregnant women and new parents receive flu shots to protect themselves. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a group that represents Nurse-Midwives, say it’s vital that women in any stage of pregnancy6 be immunized against swine flu. With more than a million cases of swine flu reported by the CDC in the US, it has become the agency's No.1 priority.

The government fund that protects most bank deposit has fallen to just 10.4 billion dollars, that's according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. And now the FDIC views more than 400 financial institutions as problem banks. NPR's Frank Langfitt has more.

The economy maybe bottoming out, but many banks are still under stress. Rising unemployment and loan defaults have caused 81 banks to fail so far this year. At a news conference, FDIC Chair Sheila C. Bair said those failures are sapping its insurance fund. Bair emphasized that depositors aren’t at risk.

No insured depositor has ever lost a penny of insured deposits, and no one ever will.

But Bair said the fund does need more money. She said the FDIC has no plans to borrow from the Treasury7, instead she expected to levy8 a special assessment9 on banks to raise the money later this year. Frank Langfitt, NPR News Washington.

Officials at the National Weather Service are keeping a close eye on Tropical Storm Danny as it moves north off the North Carolina Coast. The forecasters are saying there is a good chance Danny could strengthen to do a Category 1 hurricane by late tomorrow. Forecasters expected Danny to pass 75 miles to the east of Nantucket.

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industry Average rose 37 points. This is NPR.

Sheriff's Department deputies in California now say they are 99 percent sure the woman who walked into a police station and said she was kidnapped 18 years ago at the age 11 is telling the truth. They said they have determined10 the woman, Jaycee Lee Dugard was abducted11 in front of her South Lake Tahoe home in 1991 as she headed to a school bus stop. Police say Dugard entered the police station and told them she has been the victim of the abduction. Two people have reportedly been taken into custody12 in that case.

A 17-year-old British sailor has become the youngest person to sail solo around the world. NPR's Rob Gifford reports from London.

Nine months and 28 thousand miles after he set off, 17-year-old Mike Perham sailed past the finish line of Cornwall, South West England today and entered the record books. He'd hoped to become the youngest person to sail nonstop around the world. But problems with his boat had forced him to stop several times, so the nonstop record still belongs to an 18-year-old Australian. Perham said he had plenty of problems on the journey with equipment and with bad weather, but that the hardest part was just being on his own. His arrival coincides with the move by social workers in the Netherlands to try to stop a 13-year-old girl from setting off to break the same record. They say she is too young to attempt it and that her parents should not be allowing it. Rob Gifford, NPR News, London.

Labor13 Department says the number of people filing first time jobless claims fell by 10,000 last week, declining to a seasonally14 adjusted 570,000. The total number of persons collecting unemployment claims also fell to more than 6.1 million, the lowest level since April. The unemployment rate nationally

is currently at 9.4 percent.


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1 cape ITEy6     
n.海角,岬;披肩,短披风
参考例句:
  • 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。
2 cod nwizOF     
n.鳕鱼;v.愚弄;哄骗
参考例句:
  • 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。
3 repose KVGxQ     
v.(使)休息;n.安息
参考例句:
  • Don't disturb her repose.不要打扰她休息。
  • Her mouth seemed always to be smiling,even in repose.她的嘴角似乎总是挂着微笑,即使在睡眠时也是这样。
4 standing 2hCzgo     
n.持续,地位;adj.永久的,不动的,直立的,不流动的
参考例句:
  • After the earthquake only a few houses were left standing.地震过后只有几幢房屋还立着。
  • They're standing out against any change in the law.他们坚决反对对法律做任何修改。
5 cemetery ur9z7     
n.坟墓,墓地,坟场
参考例句:
  • He was buried in the cemetery.他被葬在公墓。
  • His remains were interred in the cemetery.他的遗体葬在墓地。
6 pregnancy lPwxP     
n.怀孕,怀孕期
参考例句:
  • Early pregnancy is often accompanied by nausea.怀孕早期常有恶心的现象。
  • Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage.怀孕期吸烟会增加流产的危险。
7 treasury 7GeyP     
n.宝库;国库,金库;文库
参考例句:
  • The Treasury was opposed in principle to the proposals.财政部原则上反对这些提案。
  • This book is a treasury of useful information.这本书是有价值的信息宝库。
8 levy Z9fzR     
n.征收税或其他款项,征收额
参考例句:
  • They levy a tax on him.他们向他征税。
  • A direct food levy was imposed by the local government.地方政府征收了食品税。
9 assessment vO7yu     
n.评价;评估;对财产的估价,被估定的金额
参考例句:
  • This is a very perceptive assessment of the situation.这是一个对该情况的极富洞察力的评价。
  • What is your assessment of the situation?你对时局的看法如何?
10 determined duszmP     
adj.坚定的;有决心的
参考例句:
  • I have determined on going to Tibet after graduation.我已决定毕业后去西藏。
  • He determined to view the rooms behind the office.他决定查看一下办公室后面的房间。
11 abducted 73ee11a839b49a2cf5305f1c0af4ca6a     
劫持,诱拐( abduct的过去式和过去分词 ); 使(肢体等)外展
参考例句:
  • Detectives have not ruled out the possibility that she was abducted. 侦探尚未排除她被绑架的可能性。
  • The kid was abducted at the gate of kindergarten. 那小孩在幼儿园大门口被绑架走了。
12 custody Qntzd     
n.监护,照看,羁押,拘留
参考例句:
  • He spent a week in custody on remand awaiting sentence.等候判决期间他被还押候审一个星期。
  • He was taken into custody immediately after the robbery.抢劫案发生后,他立即被押了起来。
13 labor P9Tzs     
n.劳动,努力,工作,劳工;分娩;vi.劳动,努力,苦干;vt.详细分析;麻烦
参考例句:
  • We are never late in satisfying him for his labor.我们从不延误付给他劳动报酬。
  • He was completely spent after two weeks of hard labor.艰苦劳动两周后,他已经疲惫不堪了。
14 seasonally ljbzVh     
参考例句:
  • The price of vegetables fluctuates seasonally. 蔬菜的价格随季节变动。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • They moved seasonally among various vegetation types to feed on plants that were flourishing. 它们还随着季节的变化而在各种类型植物之间迁移,以便吃那些茂盛的植物。 来自辞典例句
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