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NPR 2010-11-07

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President Obama is on a trade mission to India. US companies are sending nearly ten billion dollars in exports to that country. NPR's Scott Horsley reports Mr. Obama sees India's fast-growing market as a big opportunity for US employers.
An Indian power company's buying gas turbines from GE. An Indian airline is buying 737s from Boeing. These are the kinds of deals President Obama wants to see more of. His goal is to double US exports in five years and he expects India to be a big market. "For America, this is a jobs strategy. As we recover from this recession, we are determined1 to rebuild our economy on a new, stronger foundation for growth."While exports to India have grown rapidly in recent years, Mr. Obama says they could be much bigger. He'll be talking in the coming week about how to lower trade barriers while visiting New Delhi and the Indian business capital of Mumbai. Scott Horsley, NPR News, Mumbai.
The president is to stay in India until Tuesday and then travel to Jakarta, Indonesia. Some air carriers have canceled flights into Jakarta because of ash spewing from a volcano 280 miles away. Mount Merapi unleashed2 its most powerful eruption3 in a century yesterday, sending gas, rocks and debris4 down its slopes at speeds of 60 mph. Officials say at least 100 people have died since it began erupting two weeks ago.
A tropical storm warning is still in effect for the southeastern Bahamas and the northern coast of the Dominican Republic because of tropical storm Tomas. It battered5 parts of Haiti yesterday as a hurricane. Officials say at least six people died.
More than 100 people were arrested last night in Oakland, California at the end of an angry demonstration6. They were protesting the sentencing of a former transit7 police officer convicted of killing8 an unarmed black passenger. NPR's Richard Gonzales reports demonstrators say the two-year sentence was too light.
The demonstration began soon after word of the sentencing of former officer Johannes Mehserle reached Oakland from Los Angeles, where his trial was held. After a four-hour rally and at sunset, demonstrators took to the streets. But unlike July, when Mehserle was convicted and demonstrators trashed downtown stores, this action was different. The march has moved into a residential9 neighborhood.
...inflation rate at an Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank conference on Jekll Island, Georgia, where 100 years ago a secretive meeting of top bankers led to the Fed's creation. Bernanke says the Fed is just using different tools to accomplish the same results it would be seeking if it could still cut short-term rates. For NPR News, I'm Steve Beckner in Jekyll Island, Georgia.
Senator-elect Marco Rubio of Florida said today the election this week showed voters want to make a course correction from the spending in deficits10 over the past two years. Rubio delivered the Weekly Republican Address.
You're listening to NPR News from Washington.
Officials with the Suffolk County, New York Board of Elections say they made a mistake. They have reported that Democratic Congressman11 Tim Bishop12 had won a fifth term, but a routine check of voting machine memory cards showed instead of leading by about 3,500 votes, Bishop is trailing Republican Randy Altschuler by a little fewer than 400.
The World Health Organization reports an acute outbreak of polio is occurring in the Republic of Congo with 120 suspected cases and nearly 60 deaths. Lisa Schlein in Geneva reports the country has been polio-free since 2000.
WHO calls this outbreak "unusual" in that most cases are in young adults instead of children under five who normally are the victims of this paralytic13 disease. Spokesman Oliver Rosenbauer says the disease is more fatal for adults than for children.
"Usually in children, it has a case fatality14 rate of about five to ten percent. In adults, it has a case fatality rate of about 20 to 25 percent. And what we’re seeing here is approximately 50 percent case fatality rate."WHO and other agencies are launching at least three nationwide vaccination15 campaigns to stem the outbreak. Rosenbauer says it's critical to immunize the entire population of four million adults and children alike. For NPR News, I'm Lisa Schlein in Geneva. Actress Jill Clayburgh died yesterday. Her husband said she died at her home in Lakeville, Connecticut after a 21-year battle with leukemia. She was 66. Clayburgh was best-known for portrayals16 of empowered women including in the 1978 film "An Unmarried Woman", for which she was nominated for an Oscar.
I'm Nora Raum, NPR News in Washington.


1 determined duszmP     
  • 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。
2 unleashed unleashed     
v.把(感情、力量等)释放出来,发泄( unleash的过去式和过去分词 )
  • The government's proposals unleashed a storm of protest in the press. 政府的提案引发了新闻界的抗议浪潮。
  • The full force of his rage was unleashed against me. 他把所有的怒气都发泄在我身上。 来自《简明英汉词典》
3 eruption UomxV     
  • The temple was destroyed in the violent eruption of 1470 BC.庙宇在公元前1470年猛烈的火山爆发中摧毁了。
  • The eruption of a volcano is spontaneous.火山的爆发是自发的。
4 debris debris     
  • After the bombing there was a lot of debris everywhere.轰炸之后到处瓦砾成堆。
  • Bacteria sticks to food debris in the teeth,causing decay.细菌附着在牙缝中的食物残渣上,导致蛀牙。
5 battered NyezEM     
  • He drove up in a battered old car.他开着一辆又老又破的旧车。
  • The world was brutally battered but it survived.这个世界遭受了惨重的创伤,但它还是生存下来了。
6 demonstration 9waxo     
  • His new book is a demonstration of his patriotism.他写的新书是他的爱国精神的证明。
  • He gave a demonstration of the new technique then and there.他当场表演了这种新的操作方法。
7 transit MglzVT     
  • His luggage was lost in transit.他的行李在运送中丢失。
  • The canal can transit a total of 50 ships daily.这条运河每天能通过50条船。
8 killing kpBziQ     
  • Investors are set to make a killing from the sell-off.投资者准备清仓以便大赚一笔。
  • Last week my brother made a killing on Wall Street.上个周我兄弟在华尔街赚了一大笔。
9 residential kkrzY3     
  • The mayor inspected the residential section of the city.市长视察了该市的住宅区。
  • The residential blocks were integrated with the rest of the college.住宿区与学院其他部分结合在了一起。
10 deficits 08e04c986818dbc337627eabec5b794e     
n.不足额( deficit的名词复数 );赤字;亏空;亏损
  • The Ministry of Finance consistently overestimated its budget deficits. 财政部一贯高估预算赤字。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Many of the world's farmers are also incurring economic deficits. 世界上许多农民还在遭受经济上的亏损。 来自辞典例句
11 Congressman TvMzt7     
  • 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。
12 bishop AtNzd     
  • He was a bishop who was held in reverence by all.他是一位被大家都尊敬的主教。
  • Two years after his death the bishop was canonised.主教逝世两年后被正式封为圣者。
13 paralytic LmDzKM     
adj. 瘫痪的 n. 瘫痪病人
  • She was completely paralytic last night.她昨天晚上喝得酩酊大醉。
  • She rose and hobbled to me on her paralytic legs and kissed me.她站起来,拖着她那麻痹的双腿一瘸一拐地走到我身边,吻了吻我。
14 fatality AlfxT     
  • She struggle against fatality in vain.她徒然奋斗反抗宿命。
  • He began to have a growing sense of fatality.他开始有一种越来越强烈的宿命感。
15 vaccination bKGzM     
  • Vaccination is a preventive against smallpox.种痘是预防天花的方法。
  • Doctors suggest getting a tetanus vaccination every ten years.医生建议每十年注射一次破伤风疫苗。
16 portrayals 67f3ceddf8ba97bd42dbe499f8cad7dd     
n.画像( portrayal的名词复数 );描述;描写;描摹
  • And painters alluded to her eroticism in their bare breasted portrayals of the dying queen. 画家们把她描绘为裸胸垂死的贪欲的女王。 来自互联网
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