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NPR 2010-11-01

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Authorities are leaving no stone unturned in searching for all the explosives sent from Yemen in cargo1 planes. White House security adviser2 John Brennan says the investigation3 is going on all around the world. NPR's Carrie Johnson has more.
US law enforcement officials say two bombs sent from Yemen and destined4 for Chicago synagogues demonstrate how resourceful terrorists have become. Authorities suspect that printer toner cartridges5 packed with explosives came from an al-Qaeda affiliate6 in Yemen. The same group supported a Nigerian student who flew to Detroit with explosives in his underwear last Christmas. White House adviser John Brennan speaking on the ABC program "This Week".
"We've stayed ahead of a lot of these adaptations of al-Qaeda. We need to continue to do so."Now, the plotters appear to have targeted cargo planes, exposing some vulnerabilities in freight screening. Carrie Johnson, NPR News, Washington.
One of two women taken into custody7 in Yemen in connection with the mail bombs has been released by police. Investigators8 are trying to determine if the explosive packages mailed to Chicago synagogues were designed to go off before they arrived. If that had happened, a lot of people could have died. A spokesman for Qatar Airways9 says one of the bombs traveled on two different passenger planes before being discovered in Dubai.
An explosion tore through the main square in Istanbul, Turkey, injuring more than 30 people today. Gul Tuysuz reports the blast is blamed on a suicide bomber10.
Five of the injured are in critical condition, according to Istanbul's police chief. The suicide bomber was killed in the attack. Although no groups have officially claimed responsibility, analysts11 speculated on Turkish TV that the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) organized the attack. A unilateral ceasefire imposed by the PKK ended on Saturday. Other analysts suspected that al-Qaeda was responsible for the attack. Turkey detained dozens of suspected members in raids across the country last week. And the suicide bombing bore similarities to the al-Qaeda-related attacks, which killed 30 people outside the British consulate12 in Istanbul in 2003. For NPR News, Gul Tuysuz in Trabzon.
President Obama ended his last campaign swing before the election at a rally in Cleveland today. He told the crowd voters have the choice when they go to the polls Tuesday.
"Remember I said it is a choice this election. The other side, their main economic idea -- this is their main idea -- is to provide $700 billion worth of tax cuts to the top 2 percent of earners."Meantime, the GOP is portraying13 the midterm elections as a referendum on so-called Obamanomics. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin told Fox News Sunday voters will tell the White House: "You blew it."And from Washington, this is NPR.
The US will get another chance to revive Mideast peace talks, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the US next week. He says he will discuss peace efforts in meetings with Vice14 President Joe Biden. Negotiations15 have stalled over continued construction of Israeli settlements. Netanyahu will also be in New Orleans to speak to Jewish leaders.
There was extra security on hand for today's Marine16 Corps17 Marathon in the wake of recent shootings at military facilities in northern Virginia. NPR's Allison Keyes reports.
As thousands of runners and other participants in the annual marathon competed under sunny fall skies, police and military officials, including the Marine Corps, Arlington County police, manned entry control points tothe celebration area and patrolled the course to make sure things went smoothly18. An ongoing19 investigation continues into the shootings, including two incidents at the National Museum of the Marine Corps -- one at the Pentagon and one at a Marine Corps recruiting station. No one was hurt in the incidents. So far, ballistics have found that three of the shootings involve the same weapon. Marine officials report no incidents at the marathon. Top finishers were Jacob Bradosky with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 23 minutes and 30 seconds and Janet Cherobon with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 42 minutes and 38 seconds. Allison Keyes, NPR News, Washington.
The countdown clocks are running for the final mission of the space shuttle Discovery. NASA was forced to start the countdown two days late because of a pair of gas leaks. Discovery will take off on Wednesday.
A lot of Halloween parties this weekend and a lot of people seeking chills at the movies. "Saw 3D" was No.1 at the box office.


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1 cargo 6TcyG     
n.(一只船或一架飞机运载的)货物
参考例句:
  • The ship has a cargo of about 200 ton.这条船大约有200吨的货物。
  • A lot of people discharged the cargo from a ship.许多人从船上卸下货物。
2 adviser HznziU     
n.劝告者,顾问
参考例句:
  • They employed me as an adviser.他们聘请我当顾问。
  • Our department has engaged a foreign teacher as phonetic adviser.我们系已经聘请了一位外籍老师作为语音顾问。
3 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。
4 destined Dunznz     
adj.命中注定的;(for)以…为目的地的
参考例句:
  • It was destined that they would marry.他们结婚是缘分。
  • The shipment is destined for America.这批货物将运往美国。
5 cartridges 17207f2193d1e05c4c15f2938c82898d     
子弹( cartridge的名词复数 ); (打印机的)墨盒; 录音带盒; (唱机的)唱头
参考例句:
  • computer consumables such as disks and printer cartridges 如磁盘、打印机墨盒之类的电脑耗材
  • My new video game player came with three game cartridges included. 我的新电子游戏机附有三盘游戏带。
6 affiliate TVBzj     
vt.使隶(附)属于;n.附属机构,分公司
参考例句:
  • Our New York company has an affiliate in Los Angeles.我们的纽约公司在洛杉矶有一个下属企业。
  • What is the difference between affiliate and regular membership?固定会员和附属会员之间的区别是什么?
7 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。
8 investigators e970f9140785518a87fc81641b7c89f7     
n.调查者,审查者( investigator的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • This memo could be the smoking gun that investigators have been looking for. 这份备忘录可能是调查人员一直在寻找的证据。
  • The team consisted of six investigators and two secretaries. 这个团队由六个调查人员和两个秘书组成。 来自《简明英汉词典》
9 AIRWAYS 5a794ea66d6229951550b106ef7caa7a     
航空公司
参考例句:
  • The giant jets that increasingly dominate the world's airways. 越来越称雄于世界航线的巨型喷气机。
  • At one point the company bought from Nippon Airways a 727 jet. 有一次公司从日本航空公司买了一架727型喷气机。
10 bomber vWwz7     
n.轰炸机,投弹手,投掷炸弹者
参考例句:
  • He flew a bomber during the war.他在战时驾驶轰炸机。
  • Detectives hunting the London bombers will be keen to interview him.追查伦敦爆炸案凶犯的侦探们急于对他进行讯问。
11 analysts 167ff30c5034ca70abe2d60a6e760448     
分析家,化验员( analyst的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • City analysts forecast huge profits this year. 伦敦金融分析家预测今年的利润非常丰厚。
  • I was impressed by the high calibre of the researchers and analysts. 研究人员和分析人员的高素质给我留下了深刻印象。
12 consulate COwzC     
n.领事馆
参考例句:
  • The Spanish consulate is the large white building opposite the bank.西班牙领事馆是银行对面的那栋高大的白色建筑物。
  • The American consulate was a magnificent edifice in the centre of Bordeaux.美国领事馆是位于波尔多市中心的一座宏伟的大厦。
13 portraying e079474ea9239695e7dc3dd2bd0e7067     
v.画像( portray的现在分词 );描述;描绘;描画
参考例句:
  • The artist has succeeded in portraying my father to the life. 那位画家把我的父亲画得惟妙惟肖。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Ding Ling was good at portraying figures through careful and refined description of human psychology. 《莎菲女士的日记》是丁玲的成名作,曾引起强烈的社会反响。 来自汉英文学 - 中国现代小说
14 vice NU0zQ     
n.坏事;恶习;[pl.]台钳,老虎钳;adj.副的
参考例句:
  • He guarded himself against vice.他避免染上坏习惯。
  • They are sunk in the depth of vice.他们堕入了罪恶的深渊。
15 negotiations af4b5f3e98e178dd3c4bac64b625ecd0     
协商( negotiation的名词复数 ); 谈判; 完成(难事); 通过
参考例句:
  • negotiations for a durable peace 为持久和平而进行的谈判
  • Negotiations have failed to establish any middle ground. 谈判未能达成任何妥协。
16 marine 77Izo     
adj.海的;海生的;航海的;海事的;n.水兵
参考例句:
  • Marine creatures are those which live in the sea. 海洋生物是生存在海里的生物。
  • When the war broke out,he volunteered for the Marine Corps.战争爆发时,他自愿参加了海军陆战队。
17 corps pzzxv     
n.(通信等兵种的)部队;(同类作的)一组
参考例句:
  • The medical corps were cited for bravery in combat.医疗队由于在战场上的英勇表现而受嘉奖。
  • When the war broke out,he volunteered for the Marine Corps.战争爆发时,他自愿参加了海军陆战队。
18 smoothly iiUzLG     
adv.平滑地,顺利地,流利地,流畅地
参考例句:
  • The workmen are very cooperative,so the work goes on smoothly.工人们十分合作,所以工作进展顺利。
  • Just change one or two words and the sentence will read smoothly.这句话只要动一两个字就顺了。
19 ongoing 6RvzT     
adj.进行中的,前进的
参考例句:
  • The problem is ongoing.这个问题尚未解决。
  • The issues raised in the report relate directly to Age Concern's ongoing work in this area.报告中提出的问题与“关心老人”组织在这方面正在做的工作有直接的关系。
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