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NPR 2010-11-02

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A hotly contested issue this campaign season, immigration is the subject of a federal appeals court hearing today. Specifically it involves Arizona's immigration law. Arizona's Governor Republican Jan Brewer1 is appealing a lower court ruling that put parts of the law on hold. KQED's Mina Kim is outside the courthouse where Brewer recently spoke2.
Jan Brewer said she was pleased with how the all arguments went. She said she felt like the judges understood the hardship the state was facing, but she's also reiterated3 that the federal government just hasn't done enough to be able to address the problems that Arizona is facing.
KQED's Mina Kim reporting outside of the federal courthouse in San Francisco.
Incumbent4 Democrats6 are fighting an uphill battle this year as they campaign for reelection. But as Grace Hood7 from member station KUNC reports, freshman8 Democrats in some districts are fighting an even greater challenge.
In Northern Colorado's 4th Congressional District, freshman Democrat5 Betsy Markey is locked in a neck-and-neck race against Republican challenger Cory Gardner. When she won her seat in 2008, it was the first time a Democrat controlled the district in three decades. Now Markey is fighting to maintain that seat, but she's finding resistance from voters because she supported the stimulus9 package and health care overhaul10. This midterm election marks the most expensive in the district's history. For NPR News, I'm Grace Hood in Greeley, Colorado.
More security measures are being rolled out globally after two explosives originated in Yemen and bound for the US were found in Dubai and north of London last week. Germany is extending its ban on cargo11 from Yemen to passenger flights now, and from London, Larry Miller12 reports the British home secretary has also set out a number of new security precautions.
Home Secretary Theresa May told Parliament unaccompanied cargo from both Yemen and Somalia is being banned. Passengers will not be allowed to hand-carry on board print toner cartridges13 larger than 500 grams. The shipment of toner cartridges will only be permitted from known suppliers. Airport security is receiving updated guidance on what to look for. May says nothing can be taken for granted.
"At this stage, we have no information to suggest that another attack of a similar nature by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is imminent14."This week, more than a million people displaced by January's earthquake in Haiti are still living under tarps and in tents. The Haitians are dealing15 with a cholera16 outbreak that NPR learned likely stemmed from South Asia. NPR's Greg Allen is monitoring the storm's movements from Miami.
Tomas was blamed for at least five deaths, flooding and extensive wind damage when it hit islands in the eastern Caribbean as a hurricane over the weekend. But as it traveled west, Tomas encountered strong upper-level wind shear17 that weakened it to a tropical storm, though same winds are expected to make the storm system take a hard ride later in the week and pass over Haiti. Greg Allen, NPR News, Miami.
On Wall Street, the Dow is up six points at 11,125.
This is NPR.
A pivotal player on one of the NBA's great championship teams has died. Maurice Lucas was a power forward for the Portland Trail Blazers when they won the title in 1977. Lucas had been ill with bladder cancer. He died  Sunday at the age of 58. We have more on this from NPR's Tom Goldman.
Maurice Lucas began a 15-year pro-basketball career in 1974 in the American Basketball Association. When the ABA folded, the Portland Trail Blazers picked Lucas in a dispersal draft in 1976. It paid off immediately. His tough style on play made Lucas one of the most feared power forwards in the NBA. He anchored Portland's frontline along with center Bill Walton. With Lucas, Walton and a cast of relative unknowns, the Blazers swept to the 1977 NBA title. They were lauded18 for their great chemistry in teamwork. The man known to the Portlanders as Luke had been an assistant coach with the Blazers since 2005. After Lucas died Sunday, Portland head coach Nate McMillan said "We have lost a champion of a man." Tom Goldman, NPR News, Portland.
With the US economy dominating voter concerns heading into tomorrow's elections, the government is revealing a mixed picture about the economy. Commerce Department reports consumer spending rose last month at a much slower pace than expected - 0.2%, and incomes fell in September after they pushed up the month before.
Here's the latest from Wall Street: Dow Jones Industrial Average up slightly six points at 11,125 at last check; NASDAQ Composite Index is off about three points. It's at 2,505, and S&P 500 up slightly at 1,184.
I'm Lakshmi Singh, NPR News in Washington.


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1 brewer brewer     
n. 啤酒制造者
参考例句:
  • Brewer is a very interesting man. 布鲁尔是一个很有趣的人。
  • I decided to quit my job to become a brewer. 我决定辞职,做一名酿酒人。
2 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。
3 reiterated d9580be532fe69f8451c32061126606b     
反复地说,重申( reiterate的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • "Well, I want to know about it,'she reiterated. “嗯,我一定要知道你的休假日期,"她重复说。 来自英汉文学 - 嘉莉妹妹
  • Some twenty-two years later President Polk reiterated and elaborated upon these principles. 大约二十二年之后,波尔克总统重申这些原则并且刻意阐释一番。
4 incumbent wbmzy     
adj.成为责任的,有义务的;现任的,在职的
参考例句:
  • He defeated the incumbent governor by a large plurality.他以压倒多数票击败了现任州长。
  • It is incumbent upon you to warn them.你有责任警告他们。
5 democrat Xmkzf     
n.民主主义者,民主人士;民主党党员
参考例句:
  • The Democrat and the Public criticized each other.民主党人和共和党人互相攻击。
  • About two years later,he was defeated by Democrat Jimmy Carter.大约两年后,他被民主党人杰米卡特击败。
6 democrats 655beefefdcaf76097d489a3ff245f76     
n.民主主义者,民主人士( democrat的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The Democrats held a pep rally on Capitol Hill yesterday. 民主党昨天在国会山召开了竞选誓师大会。
  • The democrats organize a filibuster in the senate. 民主党党员组织了阻挠议事。 来自《简明英汉词典》
7 hood ddwzJ     
n.头巾,兜帽,覆盖;v.罩上,以头巾覆盖
参考例句:
  • She is wearing a red cloak with a hood.她穿着一件红色带兜帽的披风。
  • The car hood was dented in.汽车的发动机罩已凹了进去。
8 freshman 1siz9r     
n.大学一年级学生(可兼指男女)
参考例句:
  • Jack decided to live in during his freshman year at college.杰克决定大一时住校。
  • He is a freshman in the show business.他在演艺界是一名新手。
9 stimulus 3huyO     
n.刺激,刺激物,促进因素,引起兴奋的事物
参考例句:
  • Regard each failure as a stimulus to further efforts.把每次失利看成对进一步努力的激励。
  • Light is a stimulus to growth in plants.光是促进植物生长的一个因素。
10 overhaul yKGxy     
v./n.大修,仔细检查
参考例句:
  • Master Worker Wang is responsible for the overhaul of this grinder.王师傅主修这台磨床。
  • It is generally appreciated that the rail network needs a complete overhaul.众所周知,铁路系统需要大检修。
11 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。
12 miller ZD6xf     
n.磨坊主
参考例句:
  • Every miller draws water to his own mill.磨坊主都往自己磨里注水。
  • The skilful miller killed millions of lions with his ski.技术娴熟的磨坊主用雪橇杀死了上百万头狮子。
13 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。
14 imminent zc9z2     
adj.即将发生的,临近的,逼近的
参考例句:
  • The black clounds show that a storm is imminent.乌云预示暴风雨即将来临。
  • The country is in imminent danger.国难当头。
15 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。
16 cholera rbXyf     
n.霍乱
参考例句:
  • The cholera outbreak has been contained.霍乱的发生已被控制住了。
  • Cholera spread like wildfire through the camps.霍乱在营地里迅速传播。
17 shear BzhwZ     
n.修剪,剪下的东西,羊的一岁;vt.剪掉,割,剥夺;vi.修剪,切割,剥夺,穿越
参考例句:
  • Every spring they shear off the sheep's wool and sell it.每年春天他们都要剪下羊毛去卖。
  • In the Hebrides they shear their sheep later than anywhere else.在赫伯里兹,剪羊毛的时间比其他任何地方都要晚。
18 lauded b67508c0ca90664fe666700495cd0226     
v.称赞,赞美( laud的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • They lauded the former president as a hero. 他们颂扬前总统为英雄。 来自辞典例句
  • The nervy feats of the mountaineers were lauded. 登山者有勇气的壮举受到赞美。 来自辞典例句
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