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NPR 2010-07-07

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The leaders of the US and Israel are pledging unwavering support for each other after their latest meeting at the White House today. President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deny relations have been strained in recent months. We have the latest from NPR's Ari Shapiro.

White House officials have described this as a fense-mending visit. Netanyahu canceled his last trip to Washington after Israeli commandos killed nine people on an aid boat headed for Gaza. Before that, Netanyahu had a low-profile White House visit without reporters or photographers. That was just after a diplomatic disaster when the Israeli government announced new housing in East Jerusalem, while Vice1 President Biden was in Israel. Sitting next to Netanyahu in the Oval Office, President Obama said the bond between the US and Israel is unbreakable.

"Our relationship is continuing to improve. And I think a lot of that has to do with the excellent work that the prime minister has done. So I'm grateful. And welcome, once again, to the White House."

They discussed peace talks with Palestinians, the humanitarian2 situation in Gaza and sanctions against Iran. Ari Shapiro, NPR News, the White House.

The Justice Department is suing Arizona over a law it says gives the state too much power to oversee3 immigration. NPR's Carrie Johnson reports the administration is challenging the law's constitutionality.

Federal officials say Arizona is crossing the line and interfering4 with their authority to set immigration policy. They worry that states will develop a patchwork5 of conflicting rules about immigration, and that the Arizona law will focus police attention on small fry instead of dangerous people who smuggle6 drugs or belong to gangs. The Arizona law is set to take effect later this month. It requires police to question people if officers have a reasonable suspicion they are illegal immigrants. Civil rights groups fear the law will promote racial profiling, but police are training to avoid those pitfalls7. Arizona's Republican Governor Jan Brewer8 is preparing to fight the federal case. Carrie Johnson, NPR News, Washington.

At least one death in Philadelphia is blamed on a rare heatwave taking hold of cities across the East Coast this week. Some areas were seeing temperatures soar past 100 degrees. While New Yorkers tried to get through the sweltering heat, they got a rare visit from Queen Elizabeth II today. She addressed the United Nations, declaring her support for the international body and its work toward world peace.

"It is my hope that, when judged by future generations, our sincerity9, our willingness to take a lead, and our determination to do the right thing will stand the test of time."

Meanwhile, the security of UN staff continues to be tested in dangerous circumstances.

In Colombo, Sri Lanka, hundreds of protesters went after the UN compound, trapping workers inside. They want the UN to cancel its investigation10 of alleged11 abuses committed during Sri Lanka's civil war.

This is NPR.

Findings from US study show about one in five teenagers has engaged in some form of cyberbullying. Now, research in the Archives of General Psychiatry12 reports teenage cyberbullies and their victims may suffer physical and mental health problems. More on this from NPR's Patti Neighmond.

Unique and worrisome aspects of cyberbullying include anonymity14 of large audience and victims who are accessible 24/7 and for the most part can't easily defend themselves. In the study, researchers from Finland analyzed15 questionnaires from more than 2,400 Finnish teens between 13 and 16. They found both bullies13 and victims reported emotional troubles, difficulties concentrating in school and problems getting along with others. There were also physical problems like recurring16 headaches, abdominal17 pain and sleeping difficulties. Some cyberbullies reported hyperactivity in behaviors like smoking or getting drunk. Researchers say the impact of cyberbullying can be traumatic, and that effective anti-bullying interventions18 are critical to make cyberspace19 a safer place. Patti Neighmond, NPR News.

About 130 countries are endorsing20 guidelines for limiting melamine contamination further in food and infant formula. The chemical, which is used to make plastics, fertilizers and concrete, was blamed in several deaths and tens of thousands of illnesses in China in recent years. The World Health Organization says the group agreed to the change during a gathering21 in Geneva today. However, the limits are not legally binding22.

Last check on Wall Street, Dow was up 57 points at 9,743.

I'm Lakshmi Singh, NPR News, Washington


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1 vice NU0zQ     
n.坏事;恶习;[pl.]台钳,老虎钳;adj.副的
参考例句:
  • He guarded himself against vice.他避免染上坏习惯。
  • They are sunk in the depth of vice.他们堕入了罪恶的深渊。
2 humanitarian kcoxQ     
n.人道主义者,博爱者,基督凡人论者
参考例句:
  • She has many humanitarian interests and contributes a lot to them.她拥有很多慈善事业,并作了很大的贡献。
  • The British government has now suspended humanitarian aid to the area.英国政府现已暂停对这一地区的人道主义援助。
3 oversee zKMxr     
vt.监督,管理
参考例句:
  • Soldiers oversee the food handouts.士兵们看管着救济食品。
  • Use a surveyor or architect to oversee and inspect the different stages of the work.请一位房产检视员或建筑师来监督并检查不同阶段的工作。
4 interfering interfering     
adj. 妨碍的 动词interfere的现在分词
参考例句:
  • He's an interfering old busybody! 他老爱管闲事!
  • I wish my mother would stop interfering and let me make my own decisions. 我希望我母亲不再干预,让我自己拿主意。
5 patchwork yLsx6     
n.混杂物;拼缝物
参考例句:
  • That proposal is nothing else other than a patchwork.那个建议只是一个大杂烩而已。
  • She patched new cloth to the old coat,so It'seemed mere patchwork. 她把新布初到那件旧上衣上,所以那件衣服看上去就象拼凑起来的东西。
6 smuggle 5FNzy     
vt.私运;vi.走私
参考例句:
  • Friends managed to smuggle him secretly out of the country.朋友们想方设法将他秘密送出国了。
  • She has managed to smuggle out the antiques without getting caught.她成功将古董走私出境,没有被逮捕。
7 pitfalls 0382b30a08349985c214a648cf92ca3c     
(捕猎野兽用的)陷阱( pitfall的名词复数 ); 意想不到的困难,易犯的错误
参考例句:
  • the potential pitfalls of buying a house 购买房屋可能遇到的圈套
  • Several pitfalls remain in the way of an agreement. 在达成协议的进程中还有几个隐藏的困难。
8 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。
9 sincerity zyZwY     
n.真诚,诚意;真实
参考例句:
  • His sincerity added much more authority to the story.他的真诚更增加了故事的说服力。
  • He tried hard to satisfy me of his sincerity.他竭力让我了解他的诚意。
10 investigation MRKzq     
n.调查,调查研究
参考例句:
  • In an investigation,a new fact became known, which told against him.在调查中新发现了一件对他不利的事实。
  • He drew the conclusion by building on his own investigation.他根据自己的调查研究作出结论。
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 psychiatry g0Jze     
n.精神病学,精神病疗法
参考例句:
  • The study appeared in the Amercian science Journal of Psychiatry.这个研究发表在美国精神病学的杂志上。
  • A physician is someone who specializes in psychiatry.精神病专家是专门从事精神病治疗的人。
13 bullies bullies     
n.欺凌弱小者, 开球 vt.恐吓, 威胁, 欺负
参考例句:
  • Standing up to bullies takes plenty of backbone. 勇敢地对付暴徒需有大无畏精神。
  • Bullies can make your life hell. 恃强欺弱者能让你的日子像活地狱。
14 anonymity IMbyq     
n.the condition of being anonymous
参考例句:
  • Names of people in the book were changed to preserve anonymity. 为了姓名保密,书中的人用的都是化名。
  • Our company promises to preserve the anonymity of all its clients. 我们公司承诺不公开客户的姓名。
15 analyzed 483f1acae53789fbee273a644fdcda80     
v.分析( analyze的过去式和过去分词 );分解;解释;对…进行心理分析
参考例句:
  • The doctors analyzed the blood sample for anemia. 医生们分析了贫血的血样。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The young man did not analyze the process of his captivation and enrapturement, for love to him was a mystery and could not be analyzed. 这年轻人没有分析自己蛊惑著迷的过程,因为对他来说,爱是个不可分析的迷。 来自《简明英汉词典》
16 recurring 8kLzK8     
adj.往复的,再次发生的
参考例句:
  • This kind of problem is recurring often. 这类问题经常发生。
  • For our own country, it has been a time for recurring trial. 就我们国家而言,它经过了一个反复考验的时期。
17 abdominal VIUya     
adj.腹(部)的,下腹的;n.腹肌
参考例句:
  • The abdominal aorta is normally smaller than the thoracic aorta.腹主动脉一般比胸主动脉小。
  • Abdominal tissues sometimes adhere after an operation.手术之后腹部有时会出现粘连。
18 interventions b4e9b73905db5b0213891229ce84fdd3     
n.介入,干涉,干预( intervention的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • Economic analysis of government interventions deserves detailed discussion. 政府对经济的干预应该给予充分的论述。 来自辞典例句
  • The judge's frequent interventions made a mockery of justice. 法官的屡屡干预是对正义的践踏。 来自互联网
19 cyberspace YvfzLi     
n.虚拟信息空间,网络空间,计算机化世界
参考例句:
  • She travels in cyberspace by sending messages to friends around the world.她利用电子空间给世界各地的朋友们发送信件。
  • The teens spend more time in cyberspace than in the real world of friends and family.青少年花费在电脑上的时间比他们和真正的朋友及家人在一起的时间要多。
20 endorsing a5b3f1341cd4294ff105734a1ff0bd61     
v.赞同( endorse的现在分词 );在(尤指支票的)背面签字;在(文件的)背面写评论;在广告上说本人使用并赞同某产品
参考例句:
  • Yet Communist leaders are also publicly endorsing religion in an unprecedented way. 不过,共产党领导层对宗教信仰的公开认可也是以前不曾有过的。 来自互联网
  • Connecticut Independent Senator Joseph Lieberman is endorsing Republican Senator John McCain. 康涅狄格州独立派参议员约瑟夫。列波曼将会票选共和议员约翰。麦凯恩。 来自互联网
21 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。
22 binding 2yEzWb     
有约束力的,有效的,应遵守的
参考例句:
  • The contract was not signed and has no binding force. 合同没有签署因而没有约束力。
  • Both sides have agreed that the arbitration will be binding. 双方都赞同仲裁具有约束力。
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