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NPR 2010-11-22

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We are fast approaching the busiest travel day of the year, and it could really be a madhouse of the nation's airports if an Internet-organized boycott1 of full-body scans takes place. NPR's Carol Van Dam reports some people will refuse to be scanned.
Those travelers must undergo a full pat-down which takes a lot longer than a ten-second body scan, and that could mean much longer lines at major airports for security checks. President Obama feeling the pain of travelers, waded2 in on the topic while at a NATO summit in Lisbon, saying he's asked security officials whether they can come up with an alternative that's less intrusive3 to passengers. He says for now, the answer he's been given is no. US Transportation Security Administration officials and counter-terrorism experts say the only way to protect the American people from threats like last year's so-called "underwear bomber4" on Christmas Day is to keep on doing what they are doing. Carol Van Dam, NPR News, Washington.
TSA chief John Pistole appears to be changing his tune5 on the intrusive screening procedures after declaring there would be no changes. He now says they should be as minimally6 invasive as possible.
The top uniformed officer in the military wants Congress to move quickly to end the ban on openly gay service members. Joint7 Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen told ABC's "This Week" lawmakers should act in the lame-duck session if that's what it takes to end "don't ask, don't tell".
"My concern is that at some point in time the courts could change this law and in that not give us the right amount of time to implement8 it. I think it's much better done -- if it's gonna get done, it's much better done through legislature than it is out of the courts."Joint Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen.
Utah authorities continue to search for a man accused of shooting a park ranger9. Conrad Wilson from member station KDNK in Carbondale, Colorado.
Three helicopters took to the sky at daybreak to aid in the search. Meanwhile, nearly 170 officers, including federal agents and dogs, are combing a remote and rugged10 canyon11 near Moab, Utah for the alleged12 shooter. Over the weekend, a backpack, rifle and bloody13 shirt were found. Authorities hope dogs can pick up a scent14 and track down the suspect. Police are also using heat-seeking equipment to search over nearly 15 square miles in the canyon. The victim is Utah State Park Ranger Brody Young, married and a father of three. Young was shot three times on Friday night after he pulled over the suspect's vehicle. Young had surgery following the shooting and is in critical but stable condition. For NPR News, I'm Conrad Wilson in Carbondale, Colorado.
Which city is the most dangerous in the US? A new study gives the dubious15 honor to St. Louis, knocking Camden, New Jersey16 out of the top spot. St. Louis had more than 2,000 violent crimes per 100,000 residents last year.
This is NPR.
A special US envoy17 has arrived in South Korea for discussions on North Korea, following the disclosure that Pyongyang has constructed a new highly sophisticated uranium enrichment facility. Joint Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen said it confirms US fears about North Korea's nuclear activities.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was wrapping up the NATO summit in Lisbon with some tough talk on Afghanistan. Dan Karpenchuk reports the Canadian leader says the Afghan government doesn't deserve aid money unless it can stop corruption18.
Harper's comments came after the Afghan President Hamid Karzai had asked NATO leaders to step up the flow of the aid to his country instead of filtering it through international organizations. But Prime Minister Harper said Canadian aid won't come without conditions. Harper's already said Canada's combat mission would end next year, replaced by a force of just under 1,000 to help train the Afghan army. Ottawa has reached a major turning point in its disengagement from Afghanistan. Civilian19 aid officials are pulling out next year, and it's making deep cuts to Afghan aid. It will provide about 100 million dollars a year for the next three years, less than half of the 205 million it spent last year. Now, in his toughest criticism yet, Harper said Ottawa will not send a dime20 to the Afghan government unless it's convinced that money is spent in the way it's intended. For NPR News, I'm Dan Karpenchuk in Toronto.
There's a dire21 warning from a "tiger summit" in St. Petersburg, Russia. Wildlife experts say tigers could become extinct in the wild in just 12 years if countries don't act quickly to protect their habitats and fight poaching. The World Wildlife Fund says only about 3,200 tigers remain in the wild, down from almost 100,000 a century ago.


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1 boycott EW3zC     
n./v.(联合)抵制,拒绝参与
参考例句:
  • We put the production under a boycott.我们联合抵制该商品。
  • The boycott lasts a year until the Victoria board permitsreturn.这个抗争持续了一年直到维多利亚教育局妥协为止。
2 waded e8d8bc55cdc9612ad0bc65820a4ceac6     
(从水、泥等)蹚,走过,跋( wade的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • She tucked up her skirt and waded into the river. 她撩起裙子蹚水走进河里。
  • He waded into the water to push the boat out. 他蹚进水里把船推出来。
3 intrusive Palzu     
adj.打搅的;侵扰的
参考例句:
  • The cameras were not an intrusive presence.那些摄像机的存在并不令人反感。
  • Staffs are courteous but never intrusive.员工谦恭有礼却从不让人感到唐突。
4 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。
5 tune NmnwW     
n.调子;和谐,协调;v.调音,调节,调整
参考例句:
  • He'd written a tune,and played it to us on the piano.他写了一段曲子,并在钢琴上弹给我们听。
  • The boy beat out a tune on a tin can.那男孩在易拉罐上敲出一首曲子。
6 minimally 0e3844f43172f471e75a897f7b3116da     
最低限度地,最低程度地
参考例句:
  • Food spoilage problems occur with minimally processed, concentrated frozen citrus products. 食品的变质也发生在轻微加工的、浓缩冷冻的柑橘制品中。
  • So, minimally, they are responsible for such actions and omissions. 所以,至少来说,他们要对这样的行为和忽略负责。
7 joint m3lx4     
adj.联合的,共同的;n.关节,接合处;v.连接,贴合
参考例句:
  • I had a bad fall,which put my shoulder out of joint.我重重地摔了一跤,肩膀脫臼了。
  • We wrote a letter in joint names.我们联名写了封信。
8 implement WcdzG     
n.(pl.)工具,器具;vt.实行,实施,执行
参考例句:
  • Don't undertake a project unless you can implement it.不要承担一项计划,除非你能完成这项计划。
  • The best implement for digging a garden is a spade.在花园里挖土的最好工具是铁锹。
9 ranger RTvxb     
n.国家公园管理员,护林员;骑兵巡逻队员
参考例句:
  • He was the head ranger of the national park.他曾是国家公园的首席看守员。
  • He loved working as a ranger.他喜欢做护林人。
10 rugged yXVxX     
adj.高低不平的,粗糙的,粗壮的,强健的
参考例句:
  • Football players must be rugged.足球运动员必须健壮。
  • The Rocky Mountains have rugged mountains and roads.落基山脉有崇山峻岭和崎岖不平的道路。
11 canyon 4TYya     
n.峡谷,溪谷
参考例句:
  • The Grand Canyon in the USA is 1900 metres deep.美国的大峡谷1900米深。
  • The canyon is famous for producing echoes.这个峡谷以回声而闻名。
12 alleged gzaz3i     
a.被指控的,嫌疑的
参考例句:
  • It was alleged that he had taken bribes while in office. 他被指称在任时收受贿赂。
  • alleged irregularities in the election campaign 被指称竞选运动中的不正当行为
13 bloody kWHza     
adj.非常的的;流血的;残忍的;adv.很;vt.血染
参考例句:
  • He got a bloody nose in the fight.他在打斗中被打得鼻子流血。
  • He is a bloody fool.他是一个十足的笨蛋。
14 scent WThzs     
n.气味,香味,香水,线索,嗅觉;v.嗅,发觉
参考例句:
  • The air was filled with the scent of lilac.空气中弥漫着丁香花的芬芳。
  • The flowers give off a heady scent at night.这些花晚上散发出醉人的芳香。
15 dubious Akqz1     
adj.怀疑的,无把握的;有问题的,靠不住的
参考例句:
  • What he said yesterday was dubious.他昨天说的话很含糊。
  • He uses some dubious shifts to get money.他用一些可疑的手段去赚钱。
16 jersey Lp5zzo     
n.运动衫
参考例句:
  • He wears a cotton jersey when he plays football.他穿运动衫踢足球。
  • They were dressed alike in blue jersey and knickers.他们穿着一致,都是蓝色的运动衫和灯笼短裤。
17 envoy xoLx7     
n.使节,使者,代表,公使
参考例句:
  • Their envoy showed no sign of responding to our proposals.他们的代表对我方的提议毫无回应的迹象。
  • The government has not yet appointed an envoy to the area.政府尚未向这一地区派过外交官。
18 corruption TzCxn     
n.腐败,堕落,贪污
参考例句:
  • The people asked the government to hit out against corruption and theft.人民要求政府严惩贪污盗窃。
  • The old man reviled against corruption.那老人痛斥了贪污舞弊。
19 civilian uqbzl     
adj.平民的,民用的,民众的
参考例句:
  • There is no reliable information about civilian casualties.关于平民的伤亡还没有确凿的信息。
  • He resigned his commission to take up a civilian job.他辞去军职而从事平民工作。
20 dime SuQxv     
n.(指美国、加拿大的钱币)一角
参考例句:
  • A dime is a tenth of a dollar.一角银币是十分之一美元。
  • The liberty torch is on the back of the dime.自由火炬在一角硬币的反面。
21 dire llUz9     
adj.可怕的,悲惨的,阴惨的,极端的
参考例句:
  • There were dire warnings about the dangers of watching too much TV.曾经有人就看电视太多的危害性提出严重警告。
  • We were indeed in dire straits.But we pulled through.那时我们的困难真是大极了,但是我们渡过了困难。
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