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NPR 2010-11-04

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President Obama has told Democratic supporters not to be discouraged by the election results giving Republicans control of the House. Mr. Obama says he's told Republican leaders he wants to cooperate on issues affecting the American people. “I told John Boehner and Mitch McConnell that I look forward to working with them, and I thanked Nancy Pelosi and Harry1 Reid for their extraordinary leadership over the last two years.” Mr. Obama's discouraging the idea of trying to repeal2 the health care law. Boehner, who is to become the next House speaker, says Republicans will do everything they can to wipe the legislation off the books.
NPR News has learned that a Massey Energy coal mine in Kentucky is considered so dangerous that Federal regulators are seeking court intervention3. As NPR's Howard Berkes reports, government wants the court to shut down the facility. The Labor4 Department has never sought this kind of this federal court action, despite having that authority for 33 years. But there's been pressure from the White House and Congress to get tough since 29 miners died at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch mine in April. The agency wants a federal judge to shut down Massey's Freedom No.1 mine in Kentucky and supervise a safety overhaul5. Court documents describe six rockfalls there since August and a persistent6 pattern of safety violations7 involving falling rock, explosive coal dust, ventilation and electrical equipment. Massey Energy says it’s reviewing the court documents and will do whatever is necessary to assure the safety of its miners. Howard Berkes, NPR News.
The Federal Reserve is moving to inject more money into a struggling economy. Market News International's Steve Beckner reports that the move suits investors8 just fine. Wall Street has been pining for more quantitative9 easing ever since Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke broached10 the possibility in late August. And stocks are higher inwake of the actual Fed announcement that it will buy another $600 billion in treasury11 securities by the middle of next year to push down long-term interest rates. Those lower rates tend to make equities12 more attractive and that's reflected in a higher close for the major stock indices. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the NASDAQ Composite up roughly 0.25% and the S&P500 more than 1/3 of a percent. Lower yields on five-year treasury notes, where Fed purchases will be concentrated, offset13 a rise in ten and 30-year bond yields. The dollar is weaker on the Fed announcement. For NPR News, I'm Steve Berker in Washington.
Flight attendants at Delta14 Airlines have narrowly rejected a proposal to become unionized. The difference was just 328 votes. The Association of Flight Attendants says it will now ask federal regulators to investigate whether the company interfered15 with the vote. The AFA also says it'll seek a recount. The vote was to decide if all or none of the flight attendant would be in the union. This is NPR News.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is calling for swift Senate approval of a new arms control treaty between the United States and Russia. Some Republicans have expressed concern that the deal could limit America's ability to build a missile defense16 shield. They are also concerned that it may be difficult to verify compliance17. Clinton is in New Zealand in a bid to fully18 restore ties that have been strained since 1985. That's when New Zealand began denying entry to US warships19 because the Pentagon was refusing to declare if they were carrying nuclear weapons. The president of South Korea says he hopes to ratify20 a stalled free trade agreement with the US when his nation hosts the G20 summit next week. From Seoul, Doualy Xaykaothao reports that South Korean officials hope to use the occasion to also resolve a few other issues. South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak says he not only wants to produce tangible21 results to strengthen the global financial safety nets during the summit, but on the sidelines of the meeting he hopes Washington and Seoul will work out key issues on their trade pact22 signed three years ago. In a televised speech earlier today, a translator quotes Lee as saying the FTA will benefit both countries. “The KORUS FTA will not, I repeat will not, reduce jobs either in Korea or in the United States.”
Additional trade talks are expected early next week regarding unfair trade conditions for automobiles23 and beef imports. For NPR News, I'm Doualy Xaykaothao in Seoul.
A Qantas Airlines passenger plane had to make an emergency landing during a Singapore to Sydney flight Thursday because of a mid-air engine problem. Police and witnesses have reported hearing an explosion as the passenger plane flew over Indonesia, but Qantas officials say the plane landed safely.
This is NPR News.


1 harry heBxS     
  • Today,people feel more hurried and harried.今天,人们感到更加忙碌和苦恼。
  • Obama harried business by Healthcare Reform plan.奥巴马用医改掠夺了商界。
2 repeal psVyy     
  • He plans to repeal a number of current policies.他计划废除一些当前的政策。
  • He has made out a strong case for the repeal of the law.他提出强有力的理由,赞成废除该法令。
3 intervention e5sxZ     
  • The government's intervention in this dispute will not help.政府对这场争论的干预不会起作用。
  • Many people felt he would be hostile to the idea of foreign intervention.许多人觉得他会反对外来干预。
4 labor P9Tzs     
  • 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。
5 overhaul yKGxy     
  • 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。
6 persistent BSUzg     
  • Albert had a persistent headache that lasted for three days.艾伯特连续头痛了三天。
  • She felt embarrassed by his persistent attentions.他不时地向她大献殷勤,使她很难为情。
7 violations 403b65677d39097086593415b650ca21     
违反( violation的名词复数 ); 冒犯; 违反(行为、事例); 强奸
  • This is one of the commonest traffic violations. 这是常见的违反交通规则之例。
  • These violations of the code must cease forthwith. 这些违犯法规的行为必须立即停止。
8 investors dffc64354445b947454450e472276b99     
n.投资者,出资者( investor的名词复数 )
  • a con man who bilked investors out of millions of dollars 诈取投资者几百万元的骗子
  • a cash bonanza for investors 投资者的赚钱机会
9 quantitative TCpyg     
  • He said it was only a quantitative difference.他说这仅仅是数量上的差别。
  • We need to do some quantitative analysis of the drugs.我们对药物要进行定量分析。
10 broached 6e5998583239ddcf6fbeee2824e41081     
v.谈起( broach的过去式和过去分词 );打开并开始用;用凿子扩大(或修光);(在桶上)钻孔取液体
  • She broached the subject of a picnic to her mother. 她向母亲提起野餐的问题。 来自辞典例句
  • He broached the subject to the stranger. 他对陌生人提起那话题。 来自辞典例句
11 treasury 7GeyP     
  • 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。
12 equities 501c457a1f918a4b41824052f5a3f5eb     
  • These are invested mainly in the OECD bonds and equities. 这些资产主要投资于经济合作及发展组织的债券与股票市场。
  • They are also advantage of the global rebound in equities. 它们还在利用全球股市反弹的机会。
13 offset mIZx8     
  • Their wage increases would be offset by higher prices.他们增加的工资会被物价上涨所抵消。
  • He put up his prices to offset the increased cost of materials.他提高了售价以补偿材料成本的增加。
14 delta gxvxZ     
  • He has been to the delta of the Nile.他曾去过尼罗河三角洲。
  • The Nile divides at its mouth and forms a delta.尼罗河在河口分岔,形成了一个三角洲。
15 interfered 71b7e795becf1adbddfab2cd6c5f0cff     
v.干预( interfere的过去式和过去分词 );调停;妨碍;干涉
  • Complete absorption in sports interfered with his studies. 专注于运动妨碍了他的学业。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • I am not going to be interfered with. 我不想别人干扰我的事情。 来自《简明英汉词典》
16 defense AxbxB     
  • The accused has the right to defense.被告人有权获得辩护。
  • The war has impacted the area with military and defense workers.战争使那个地区挤满了军队和防御工程人员。
17 compliance ZXyzX     
  • I was surprised by his compliance with these terms.我对他竟然依从了这些条件而感到吃惊。
  • She gave up the idea in compliance with his desire.她顺从他的愿望而放弃自己的主意。
18 fully Gfuzd     
  • The doctor asked me to breathe in,then to breathe out fully.医生让我先吸气,然后全部呼出。
  • They soon became fully integrated into the local community.他们很快就完全融入了当地人的圈子。
19 warships 9d82ffe40b694c1e8a0fdc6d39c11ad8     
军舰,战舰( warship的名词复数 ); 舰只
  • The enemy warships were disengaged from the battle after suffering heavy casualties. 在遭受惨重伤亡后,敌舰退出了海战。
  • The government fitted out warships and sailors for them. 政府给他们配备了战舰和水手。
20 ratify uATzc     
  • The heads of two governments met to ratify the peace treaty.两国政府首脑会晤批准和平条约。
  • The agreement have to be ratify by the board.该协议必须由董事会批准。
21 tangible 4IHzo     
  • The policy has not yet brought any tangible benefits.这项政策还没有带来任何实质性的好处。
  • There is no tangible proof.没有确凿的证据。
22 pact ZKUxa     
  • The two opposition parties made an electoral pact.那两个反对党订了一个有关选举的协定。
  • The trade pact between those two countries came to an end.那两国的通商协定宣告结束。
23 automobiles 760a1b7b6ea4a07c12e5f64cc766962b     
n.汽车( automobile的名词复数 )
  • When automobiles become popular,the use of the horse and buggy passed away. 汽车普及后,就不再使用马和马车了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Automobiles speed in an endless stream along the boulevard. 宽阔的林荫道上,汽车川流不息。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
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