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NPR 2010-11-26

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The president of South Korea is ordering more troops to the island that North Korea attacked on Tuesday, killing1 four and injuring 18. NPR's Louisa Lim reports from Yeonpyeong that some people are spending this day sifting2 through charred3 debris4.
Among the areas that were hit, they are really quite badly hit, and we've seen quite a lot of buildings which are completely gutted5, and what's really noticeable is just how few people go out here, and really everybody that we see is fleeing.
NPR's Louisa Lim reporting.
Haiti is bracing6 for possibly violent elections in a country that's still recovering from an earthquake and a cholera7 epidemic8. The Associated Press reports campaign rallies were held in the capital ahead of Sunday's vote. Also, more protests erupted in Cap-Haitien against UN peacekeepers, who're accused of bringing cholera to the impoverished9 island nation. Wire news services report that the disease has killed at least 2,000 in Haiti.
An Alabama man convicted of killing his wife during their honeymoon10 in Australia is on his way back to the United States, where he will likely face murder charges. As Tanya Ott reports from member station WBHM in Birmingham, the man is expected to arrive in the States today, accompanied by immigration staff and police officers.
Thirty-three-year-old Gabe Watson just finished an 18-month sentence in Australia. Authorities there had originally charged him with murder. They alleged11 that back in 2003 Watson killed his wife Tina by turning off her air supply and holding her underwater while scuba12 diving off the Great Barrier Reef. Eventually though, Watson pleaded guilty to manslaughter. A ruling by the Supreme13 Court of Queensland, Australia found that Watson acted stupidly but not maliciously14, and that he had no intention of harming his wife. He'll likely face murder charges here in Alabama. Australian authorities had delayed his deportation15 until they received assurances from the US government that it would not seek the death penalty. For NPR News, I'm Tanya Ott in Birmingham, Alabama. Explosions in Iraq today are blamed in at least six deaths. A bomb went off at a pet store in the northern Iraqi city of Tal Afar, killing three, and explosions were also heard near the Jordanian border.
After telephoning servicemen and women stationed around the world, President Obama plans to celebrate a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House, as NPR's Jon Hamilton reports.
Both turkey and ham will be on the Thanksgiving menu for President Obama, his family and others dining at the White House. Guests will also have a choice of cornbread oyster16 stuffing, greens, sweet potatoes, mashed17 potatoes and macaroni and cheese. For dessert, options include six kinds of pie: apple, pumpkin18, sweet potato, banana cream, cherry and huckleberry. Jon Hamilton, NPR News.
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Despite subfreezing overnight temperatures, citrus growers in California's Central Valley managed to protect oranges and lemon crops from damaging frost. Bob Hensley of Capital Public Radio reports combating the cold weather is costly19.
As temperatures dipped to the dangerous 28-degree mark, growers deployed20 frost prevention measures that included flooding their orchard21 with irrigation water and turning on wind machines. Joel Nelson of California Citrus Mutual22 says the collective cost to growers last night was more than four million dollars.
"On a normal freeze night, the industry will spend better than $600,000 an hour to protect this crop."Temperatures are forecast to drop into the 20s again tonight. The cold front is expected to move out of the region Friday. For NPR News, I'm Bob Hensley in Modesto, California.
London plans to host the 2012 Olympic Games with absolutely no change to the terror threat level currently in place in the city, in Britain that is. Today, Counterterrorism Minister Pauline Neville-Jones told an Olympic security conference in London that even though the games are over a year away, the country has to work on the assumption that the threat will remain as it is. Jones also told the gathering23 that more needs to be done to head off potential cyber crimes against the Olympics.
The euro is still sliding in the wake of Europe's debt crisis. The currency is worth 133 after it hit 142 earlier this month. German Chancellor24 Angela Merkel is trying to reassure25 investors26 that the euro that's used by 16 European nations will make it through.


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1 killing kpBziQ     
n.巨额利润;突然赚大钱,发大财
参考例句:
  • 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。
2 sifting 6c53b58bc891cb3e1536d7f574e1996f     
n.筛,过滤v.筛( sift的现在分词 );筛滤;细查;详审
参考例句:
  • He lay on the beach, sifting the sand through his fingers. 他躺在沙滩上用手筛砂子玩。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • I was sifting the cinders when she came in. 她进来时,我正在筛煤渣。 来自辞典例句
3 charred 2d03ad55412d225c25ff6ea41516c90b     
v.把…烧成炭( char的过去式);烧焦
参考例句:
  • the charred remains of a burnt-out car 被烧焦的轿车残骸
  • The intensity of the explosion is recorded on the charred tree trunks. 那些烧焦的树干表明爆炸的强烈。 来自《简明英汉词典》
4 debris debris     
n.瓦砾堆,废墟,碎片
参考例句:
  • 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 gutted c134ad44a9236700645177c1ee9a895f     
adj.容易消化的v.毁坏(建筑物等)的内部( gut的过去式和过去分词 );取出…的内脏
参考例句:
  • Disappointed? I was gutted! 失望?我是伤心透了!
  • The invaders gutted the historic building. 侵略者们将那幢历史上有名的建筑洗劫一空。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
6 bracing oxQzcw     
adj.令人振奋的
参考例句:
  • The country is bracing itself for the threatened enemy invasion. 这个国家正准备奋起抵抗敌人的入侵威胁。
  • The atmosphere in the new government was bracing. 新政府的气氛是令人振奋的。
7 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。
8 epidemic 5iTzz     
n.流行病;盛行;adj.流行性的,流传极广的
参考例句:
  • That kind of epidemic disease has long been stamped out.那种传染病早已绝迹。
  • The authorities tried to localise the epidemic.当局试图把流行病限制在局部范围。
9 impoverished 1qnzcL     
adj.穷困的,无力的,用尽了的v.使(某人)贫穷( impoverish的过去式和过去分词 );使(某物)贫瘠或恶化
参考例句:
  • the impoverished areas of the city 这个城市的贫民区
  • They were impoverished by a prolonged spell of unemployment. 他们因长期失业而一贫如洗。 来自《简明英汉词典》
10 honeymoon ucnxc     
n.蜜月(假期);vi.度蜜月
参考例句:
  • While on honeymoon in Bali,she learned to scuba dive.她在巴厘岛度蜜月时学会了带水肺潜水。
  • The happy pair are leaving for their honeymoon.这幸福的一对就要去度蜜月了。
11 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
12 scuba YjDzRf     
n.水中呼吸器
参考例句:
  • I first got hooked on scuba diving when I was twelve.12岁时我开始迷上了带水中呼吸器潜水。
  • While on honeymoon in Bali,she learned to scuba dive.她在巴厘岛度蜜月时学会了带水肺潜水。
13 supreme PHqzc     
adj.极度的,最重要的;至高的,最高的
参考例句:
  • It was the supreme moment in his life.那是他一生中最重要的时刻。
  • He handed up the indictment to the supreme court.他把起诉书送交最高法院。
14 maliciously maliciously     
adv.有敌意地
参考例句:
  • He was charged with maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm. 他被控蓄意严重伤害他人身体。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • His enemies maliciously conspired to ruin him. 他的敌人恶毒地密谋搞垮他。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
15 deportation Nwjx6     
n.驱逐,放逐
参考例句:
  • The government issued a deportation order against the four men.政府发出了对那4名男子的驱逐令。
  • Years ago convicted criminals in England could face deportation to Australia.很多年以前,英国已定罪的犯人可能被驱逐到澳大利亚。
16 oyster w44z6     
n.牡蛎;沉默寡言的人
参考例句:
  • I enjoy eating oyster; it's really delicious.我喜欢吃牡蛎,它味道真美。
  • I find I fairly like eating when he finally persuades me to taste the oyster.当他最后说服我尝尝牡蛎时,我发现我相当喜欢吃。
17 mashed Jotz5Y     
a.捣烂的
参考例句:
  • two scoops of mashed potato 两勺土豆泥
  • Just one scoop of mashed potato for me, please. 请给我盛一勺土豆泥。
18 pumpkin NtKy8     
n.南瓜
参考例句:
  • They ate turkey and pumpkin pie.他们吃了火鸡和南瓜馅饼。
  • It looks like there is a person looking out of the pumpkin!看起来就像南瓜里有人在看着你!
19 costly 7zXxh     
adj.昂贵的,价值高的,豪华的
参考例句:
  • It must be very costly to keep up a house like this.维修这么一幢房子一定很昂贵。
  • This dictionary is very useful,only it is a bit costly.这本词典很有用,左不过贵了些。
20 deployed 4ceaf19fb3d0a70e329fcd3777bb05ea     
(尤指军事行动)使展开( deploy的过去式和过去分词 ); 施展; 部署; 有效地利用
参考例句:
  • Tanks have been deployed all along the front line. 沿整个前线已部署了坦克。
  • The artillery was deployed to bear on the fort. 火炮是对着那个碉堡部署的。
21 orchard UJzxu     
n.果园,果园里的全部果树,(美俚)棒球场
参考例句:
  • My orchard is bearing well this year.今年我的果园果实累累。
  • Each bamboo house was surrounded by a thriving orchard.每座竹楼周围都是茂密的果园。
22 mutual eFOxC     
adj.相互的,彼此的;共同的,共有的
参考例句:
  • We must pull together for mutual interest.我们必须为相互的利益而通力合作。
  • Mutual interests tied us together.相互的利害关系把我们联系在一起。
23 gathering ChmxZ     
n.集会,聚会,聚集
参考例句:
  • He called on Mr. White to speak at the gathering.他请怀特先生在集会上讲话。
  • He is on the wing gathering material for his novels.他正忙于为他的小说收集资料。
24 chancellor aUAyA     
n.(英)大臣;法官;(德、奥)总理;大学校长
参考例句:
  • They submitted their reports to the Chancellor yesterday.他们昨天向财政大臣递交了报告。
  • He was regarded as the most successful Chancellor of modern times.他被认为是现代最成功的财政大臣。
25 reassure 9TgxW     
v.使放心,使消除疑虑
参考例句:
  • This seemed to reassure him and he continued more confidently.这似乎使他放心一点,于是他更有信心地继续说了下去。
  • The airline tried to reassure the customers that the planes were safe.航空公司尽力让乘客相信飞机是安全的。
26 investors dffc64354445b947454450e472276b99     
n.投资者,出资者( investor的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • 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
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