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NPR 2010-07-30

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Demonstrations1 against Arizona's immigration law lead to arrests in downtown Phoenix2 today. Several dozen people were handcuffed. This a day after a federal judge blocked the most contentious3 parts of the state's law. From member station KJZZ Peter O'Dowd reports protests and marches were planned before the injunction and went forward peacefully.

The day began with a prayer service that broke out in cheers among those opposed to the law. Politicians and religious leaders asked the congregation to continue its fight against SB 1070 as the state prepares to appeal yesterday's decision. After the service, hundreds of people marched to the federal courthouse. Anna Duran was one of them.

"Now, I can say I'm so happy. We know we haven't won yet. We know this is just a little piece of what we want."

Demonstrators have promised civil disobedience throughout the day. For NPR News, I'm Peter O'Dowd in Phoenix.

The public's learning more about the 13 counts of misconduct launched against New York Congressman4 Charles Rangel. A House ethics5 panel detailed6 those charges today. NPR's David Welna reports it appears no deal has been cut to avert7 a House trial.

Just before the House ethics panel publicly aired the charges against former Ways and Means Chairman Rangel, this man, who's represented Harlem for nearly 40 years, told reporters there was no deal to avoid a trial until he hears otherwise. Texas House Republican Michael McCall, who's on that panel, later declared the time for making deals had passed.

"Let me be clear that Mr. Rangel under these rules was given opportunities to negotiate a settlement during the investigation8 phase. We're now in the trial phase."

The allegations against Rangel stemmed from charges he improperly9 sought donations for a college building to be named after him, that he used a rent-stabilized apartment for campaign purposes, that there were omissions10 in his financial disclosure statements, and that he failed to report rental11 income and pay taxes on property in the Dominican Republic. David Welna, NPR News, the Capitol.

Defense12 Secretary Robert Gates says the recent leaks of Afghanistan war documents may have severe consequences for American troops and their allies.

"Intelligence sources and methods, as well as military tactics, techniques and procedures, will become known to our adversaries13."

But at the Pentagon today, Gates repeated there was no new information in those documents posted by Wikileaks. Still, the source of the leak is under federal investigation.

Meanwhile, a second American Navy sailor who went missing in a dangerous part of eastern Afghanistan was found dead, his body recovered, according to a senior US military official and Afghan authorities today. Officials had said that they suspected the Taliban was involved.

Looking at stocks, Dow was down 30 points at last check at 10,467, NASDAQ also down 13 at 2,252.

You're listening to NPR News.

The number of unlabeled or misidentified graves at Arlington National Cemetery14 may be in the thousands, not the hundreds as previously15 thought. That's today from Senator Claire McCaskill, chair of a Senate subcommittee that demanded answers today from the cemetery's former superintendent16, John Metzler. McCaskill asked Metzler whether he told people about unknown remains17 that were found several years ago.

"Did the chief of staff of the Army ever see a document from you that we've got a problem, we've found cremated18 remains and we don't know where they belong?"

"No."

"Did that ever occur, Mr. Metzler?"

"We annotated19 the records. We buried the remains as unknowns in the cemetery. We did not send—I did not send a memoir20 to chief of staff of the Army."

A Senate hearing on Capitol Hill today.

Exxon Mobil says it made more than $7.5 billion in the second quarter of this year, exceeding expectations. More from NPR's Anthony Brooks21.

That's when Exxon Mobil earned almost $15 billion in one quarter, thanks to the high price of oil, which spiked22 at close to $150 a barrel back then. Then came the global recession and oil prices fell and so did earnings23 to a six-year low. But oil prices are up from last year, causing Exxon Mobil's second-quarter profit this year to nearly double to $7.56 billion. It made most of its profits from oil and natural gas production in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. It does relatively24 little business in the Gulf25 of Mexico, unlike its rival BP, which reported quarterly losses of $17 billion in the wake of the oil spill disaster. Anthony Brooks, NPR News.

US stocks lost ground. Dow was down 30 at 10,467


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1 demonstrations 0922be6a2a3be4bdbebd28c620ab8f2d     
证明( demonstration的名词复数 ); 表明; 表达; 游行示威
参考例句:
  • Lectures will be interspersed with practical demonstrations. 讲课中将不时插入实际示范。
  • The new military government has banned strikes and demonstrations. 新的军人政府禁止罢工和示威活动。
2 phoenix 7Njxf     
n.凤凰,长生(不死)鸟;引申为重生
参考例句:
  • The airline rose like a phoenix from the ashes.这家航空公司又起死回生了。
  • The phoenix worship of China is fetish worship not totem adoration.中国凤崇拜是灵物崇拜而非图腾崇拜。
3 contentious fa9yk     
adj.好辩的,善争吵的
参考例句:
  • She was really not of the contentious fighting sort.她委实不是好吵好闹的人。
  • Since then they have tended to steer clear of contentious issues.从那时起,他们总想方设法避开有争议的问题。
4 Congressman TvMzt7     
n.(美)国会议员
参考例句:
  • 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。
5 ethics Dt3zbI     
n.伦理学;伦理观,道德标准
参考例句:
  • The ethics of his profession don't permit him to do that.他的职业道德不允许他那样做。
  • Personal ethics and professional ethics sometimes conflict.个人道德和职业道德有时会相互抵触。
6 detailed xuNzms     
adj.详细的,详尽的,极注意细节的,完全的
参考例句:
  • He had made a detailed study of the terrain.他对地形作了缜密的研究。
  • A detailed list of our publications is available on request.我们的出版物有一份详细的目录备索。
7 avert 7u4zj     
v.防止,避免;转移(目光、注意力等)
参考例句:
  • He managed to avert suspicion.他设法避嫌。
  • I would do what I could to avert it.我会尽力去避免发生这种情况。
8 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。
9 improperly 1e83f257ea7e5892de2e5f2de8b00e7b     
不正确地,不适当地
参考例句:
  • Of course it was acting improperly. 这样做就是不对嘛!
  • He is trying to improperly influence a witness. 他在试图误导证人。
10 omissions 1022349b4bcb447934fb49084c887af2     
n.省略( omission的名词复数 );删节;遗漏;略去或漏掉的事(或人)
参考例句:
  • In spite of careful checking, there are still omissions. 饶这么细心核对,还是有遗漏。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • It has many omissions; even so, it is quite a useful reference book. 那本书有许多遗漏之处,即使如此,尚不失为一本有用的参考书。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
11 rental cBezh     
n.租赁,出租,出租业
参考例句:
  • The yearly rental of her house is 2400 yuan.她这房子年租金是2400元。
  • We can organise car rental from Chicago O'Hare Airport.我们可以安排提供从芝加哥奥黑尔机场出发的租车服务。
12 defense AxbxB     
n.防御,保卫;[pl.]防务工事;辩护,答辩
参考例句:
  • 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。
13 adversaries 5e3df56a80cf841a3387bd9fd1360a22     
n.对手,敌手( adversary的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • That would cause potential adversaries to recoil from a challenge. 这会迫使潜在的敌人在挑战面前退缩。 来自辞典例句
  • Every adversaries are more comfortable with a predictable, coherent America. 就连敌人也会因有可以预料的,始终一致的美国而感到舒服得多。 来自辞典例句
14 cemetery ur9z7     
n.坟墓,墓地,坟场
参考例句:
  • He was buried in the cemetery.他被葬在公墓。
  • His remains were interred in the cemetery.他的遗体葬在墓地。
15 previously bkzzzC     
adv.以前,先前(地)
参考例句:
  • The bicycle tyre blew out at a previously damaged point.自行车胎在以前损坏过的地方又爆开了。
  • Let me digress for a moment and explain what had happened previously.让我岔开一会儿,解释原先发生了什么。
16 superintendent vsTwV     
n.监督人,主管,总监;(英国)警务长
参考例句:
  • He was soon promoted to the post of superintendent of Foreign Trade.他很快就被擢升为对外贸易总监。
  • He decided to call the superintendent of the building.他决定给楼房管理员打电话。
17 remains 1kMzTy     
n.剩余物,残留物;遗体,遗迹
参考例句:
  • He ate the remains of food hungrily.他狼吞虎咽地吃剩余的食物。
  • The remains of the meal were fed to the dog.残羹剩饭喂狗了。
18 cremated 6f0548dafbb2758e70c4b263a81aa7cf     
v.火葬,火化(尸体)( cremate的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • He wants to is cremated, not buried. 他要火葬,不要土葬。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The bodies were cremated on the shore. 他们的尸体在海边火化了。 来自辞典例句
19 annotated c2a54daf2659390553c9665593260606     
v.注解,注释( annotate的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • Thematic maps should always be annotated with the source and date of the topical information. 各类专题地图,均应注明专题资料来源和日期。 来自辞典例句
  • And this is the version annotated by Umberto de Bologna. 并且这是有安博多-德-波罗格那注释的版本。 来自电影对白
20 memoir O7Hz7     
n.[pl.]回忆录,自传;记事录
参考例句:
  • He has just published a memoir in honour of his captain.他刚刚出了一本传记来纪念他的队长。
  • In her memoir,the actress wrote about the bittersweet memories of her first love.在那个女演员的自传中,她写到了自己苦乐掺半的初恋。
21 brooks cdbd33f49d2a6cef435e9a42e9c6670f     
n.小溪( brook的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • Brooks gave the business when Haas caught him with his watch. 哈斯抓到偷他的手表的布鲁克斯时,狠狠地揍了他一顿。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Ade and Brooks exchanged blows yesterday and they were severely punished today. 艾德和布鲁克斯昨天打起来了,今天他们受到严厉的惩罚。 来自《简明英汉词典》
22 spiked 5fab019f3e0b17ceef04e9d1198b8619     
adj.有穗的;成锥形的;有尖顶的
参考例句:
  • The editor spiked the story. 编辑删去了这篇报道。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • They wondered whether their drinks had been spiked. 他们有些疑惑自己的饮料里是否被偷偷搀了烈性酒。 来自辞典例句
23 earnings rrWxJ     
n.工资收人;利润,利益,所得
参考例句:
  • That old man lives on the earnings of his daughter.那个老人靠他女儿的收入维持生活。
  • Last year there was a 20% decrease in his earnings.去年他的收入减少了20%。
24 relatively bkqzS3     
adv.比较...地,相对地
参考例句:
  • The rabbit is a relatively recent introduction in Australia.兔子是相对较新引入澳大利亚的物种。
  • The operation was relatively painless.手术相对来说不痛。
25 gulf 1e0xp     
n.海湾;深渊,鸿沟;分歧,隔阂
参考例句:
  • The gulf between the two leaders cannot be bridged.两位领导人之间的鸿沟难以跨越。
  • There is a gulf between the two cities.这两座城市间有个海湾。
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