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NPR 2010-10-17

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The main city in southern Afghanistan is dealing1 with at least one militant2 attack on police headquarters, but there are reports there were as many as four attacks around the city in a two-hour period. At least one person is dead and several others wounded. NATO and Afghan troops have been trying to gain control of Kandahar City, where Taliban influence is strong.

President Obama is using his weekly address to call for an end to tax breaks that encourage US companies to create jobs in other countries. He's plugging a bill that would do away with some tax credits for businesses with overseas operations and provide incentives3 to increase jobs in the US.

"I want to give every business in American a tax break, so they can write off the cost of all new equipment they buy next year. That's going to make it easier for folks to expand and hire new people."

In the GOP weekly address, Bush-era tax cuts are at center stage.

Indiana Congressman4 Mike Pence wants Congress back in session to take an immediate5 vote on extending the cuts.

"The prosperity of the American people is more important than the political fortunes of any politician or any political party."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said the issue won't come up till after the November 2nd elections.

President Obama will spend this weekend campaigning in Massachusetts and Ohio. NPR's Ari Shapiro has more on the president's agenda.

In Boston today, President Obama will stop for Governor Deval Patrick. The two men both graduated from Harvard Law School and they’ve been friends for years. Patrick became the first African-American governor of Massachusetts four years ago. Now, he's running for re-election.
 


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1 dealing NvjzWP     
n.经商方法,待人态度
参考例句:
  • This store has an excellent reputation for fair dealing.该商店因买卖公道而享有极高的声誉。
  • His fair dealing earned our confidence.他的诚实的行为获得我们的信任。
2 militant 8DZxh     
adj.激进的,好斗的;n.激进分子,斗士
参考例句:
  • Some militant leaders want to merge with white radicals.一些好斗的领导人要和白人中的激进派联合。
  • He is a militant in the movement.他在那次运动中是个激进人物。
3 incentives 884481806a10ef3017726acf079e8fa7     
激励某人做某事的事物( incentive的名词复数 ); 刺激; 诱因; 动机
参考例句:
  • tax incentives to encourage savings 鼓励储蓄的税收措施
  • Furthermore, subsidies provide incentives only for investments in equipment. 更有甚者,提供津贴仅是为鼓励增添设备的投资。 来自英汉非文学 - 环境法 - 环境法
4 Congressman TvMzt7     
n.(美)国会议员
参考例句:
  • He related several anecdotes about his first years as a congressman.他讲述自己初任议员那几年的几则轶事。
  • The congressman is meditating a reply to his critics.这位国会议员正在考虑给他的批评者一个答复。
5 immediate aapxh     
adj.立即的;直接的,最接近的;紧靠的
参考例句:
  • His immediate neighbours felt it their duty to call.他的近邻认为他们有责任去拜访。
  • We declared ourselves for the immediate convocation of the meeting.我们主张立即召开这个会议。
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