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NPR 2010-08-29

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A rally was held today on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the same steps where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech 47 years ago. Today's event attracted conservatives, who crowded half the National Mall, stretching from the Reflecting Pool, nearly all the way to the Washington Monument. NPR's Andrea Seabrook reports many people there saw it as a Christian1 event.  

Fox News personality Glenn Beck calls his own ideals "Christian faith-based patriotism2" and that sentiment united the crowd. People cheered whenever God or Jesus Christ was mentioned in a speech. Keith Thomas of Syracuse, New York said the rally wasn't about politics but about the deep beliefs conservatives have that then informed their politics. He said some politicians don't have those beliefs.

"They want to take God out of everything, out of schools, out of this and that. And people don't have as much personal responsibility any more. They want to put that back in the whole country and especially in our government."

The event was called the Restoring Honor Rally. And though there were Tea Party activists3 in the crowd, there was little outright4 mention of conservative politics. Andrea Seabrook, NPR News, Washington.

Elsewhere in Washington, a smaller rally was held to honor King. NPR's Neda Ulaby talked with participants who marched to the site where Memorial to King will be built.

The march proceeding5 to the National Mall right now is designed to celebrate the memory of Martin Luther King, and the people who are here are those who are very committed to keeping his memory alive. There are families; there are church creatives, (um,) whoever else shopping it just pulled a little bit behind me, and that the mood is very purposeful, and there's kind of flatterness to the people here. These are people who are feeling a real connection to the values Dr. King embodied6.

NPR's Neda Ulaby reporting.

The European Union's top foreign policy official says she won't attend the US-hosted direct talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Teri Schultz reports from Brussels.

Ashton says she was already scheduled to be in China next week, and she plans to go despite French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner's insistence7 Ashton go to Washington. Kouchner notes the EU is the No.1 contributor of humanitarian8 aid to the Palestinians and therefore should be represented, but Ashton has refused to change her plans to attend the informal dinner the US has invited her to. An EU spokesman says she doesn't believe her presence there would have any substantial influence on the talks, and that the focus should be on a successful outcome between the parties. Ashton expects to be debriefed9 personally by US envoy10 George Mitchell after the talks, and then she'll pass along the news to EU governments. For NPR News, I'm Teri Schultz in Brussels.

Insurgents11 wearing US Army uniforms attacked two bases in eastern Afghanistan early this morning. NATO officials say at least 21 fighters were killed. They say five others were taken into custody12. No coalition13 troops were harmed.

You’re listening to NPR News from Washington.

Two Canadians from British Columbia are being linked to an international child pornography ring that originated in Australia. Dan Karpenchuk reports officials say the group operated through Facebook.

A former Vancouver private school teacher in Kelowna, British Columbia who had already been charged with four counts of possession and distribution of child pornography has now been linked to the international ring. Police say they believe 40-year-old Christopher Ingvaldson was accessing the Internet and Facebook where an account was started by suspects in Australia. The second suspect was also arrested in Kelowna but released without being charged. Police say there were 11 people from Australia, Canada, and Britain involved in the pornography ring. An international police investigation14 began in March that included the FBI. An Australian officer established an identity on Facebook and was approached by one of the suspects that led police to the ring. Analysts15 say international police cooperation which didn't exist for this type of crime six or seven years ago helped to break the pornography operation. For NPR News, I'm Dan Karpenchuk in Toronto.

Officials are trying to determine what prompted a riot last night at Folsom State Prison in Northern California. It began in the main exercise yard and involved 200 inmates16. Guards fired guns to end the disturbance17. Officials say at least seven inmates were hospitalized. It's not clear if they were shot by guards or injured some other way. No officers were hurt.

Police in Las Vegas arrested Paris Hilton last night and charged her with cocaine18 possession. Authorities say the celebrity19 was riding in a car when police noticed what appeared to be marijuana smoke wafting20 from the Cadillac Escalade. During the stop, they searched Hilton. Officials say a drug found in her purse tested positive for cocaine.

I'm Nora Raum, NPR News in Washington.
 


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1 Christian KVByl     
adj.基督教徒的;n.基督教徒
参考例句:
  • They always addressed each other by their Christian name.他们总是以教名互相称呼。
  • His mother is a sincere Christian.他母亲是个虔诚的基督教徒。
2 patriotism 63lzt     
n.爱国精神,爱国心,爱国主义
参考例句:
  • His new book is a demonstration of his patriotism.他写的新书是他的爱国精神的证明。
  • They obtained money under the false pretenses of patriotism.他们以虚伪的爱国主义为借口获得金钱。
3 activists 90fd83cc3f53a40df93866d9c91bcca4     
n.(政治活动的)积极分子,活动家( activist的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • His research work was attacked by animal rights activists . 他的研究受到了动物权益维护者的抨击。
  • Party activists with lower middle class pedigrees are numerous. 党的激进分子中有很多出身于中产阶级下层。 来自《简明英汉词典》
4 outright Qj7yY     
adv.坦率地;彻底地;立即;adj.无疑的;彻底的
参考例句:
  • If you have a complaint you should tell me outright.如果你有不满意的事,你应该直率地对我说。
  • You should persuade her to marry you outright.你应该彻底劝服她嫁给你。
5 proceeding Vktzvu     
n.行动,进行,(pl.)会议录,学报
参考例句:
  • This train is now proceeding from Paris to London.这次列车从巴黎开往伦敦。
  • The work is proceeding briskly.工作很有生气地进展着。
6 embodied 12aaccf12ed540b26a8c02d23d463865     
v.表现( embody的过去式和过去分词 );象征;包括;包含
参考例句:
  • a politician who embodied the hopes of black youth 代表黑人青年希望的政治家
  • The heroic deeds of him embodied the glorious tradition of the troops. 他的英雄事迹体现了军队的光荣传统。 来自《简明英汉词典》
7 insistence A6qxB     
n.坚持;强调;坚决主张
参考例句:
  • They were united in their insistence that she should go to college.他们一致坚持她应上大学。
  • His insistence upon strict obedience is correct.他坚持绝对服从是对的。
8 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。
9 debriefed dd0a9b3105b77e96e1105889abe20aef     
v.向(外交人员等)询问执行任务的情况( debrief的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • He was taken to a US airbase to be debriefed on the mission. 他被带到美国空军基地汇报执行使命情况。
  • We debriefed our pilot after he had flown over the enemy's land. 我方飞行员飞越敌境之后,我们向他询问情况。 来自《简明英汉词典》
10 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。
11 insurgents c68be457307815b039a352428718de59     
n.起义,暴动,造反( insurgent的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The regular troops of Baden joined the insurgents. 巴登的正规军参加到起义军方面来了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Against the Taliban and Iraqi insurgents, these problems are manageable. 要对付塔利班与伊拉克叛乱分子,这些问题还是可以把握住的。 来自互联网
12 custody Qntzd     
n.监护,照看,羁押,拘留
参考例句:
  • He spent a week in custody on remand awaiting sentence.等候判决期间他被还押候审一个星期。
  • He was taken into custody immediately after the robbery.抢劫案发生后,他立即被押了起来。
13 coalition pWlyi     
n.结合体,同盟,结合,联合
参考例句:
  • The several parties formed a coalition.这几个政党组成了政治联盟。
  • Coalition forces take great care to avoid civilian casualties.联盟军队竭尽全力避免造成平民伤亡。
14 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。
15 analysts 167ff30c5034ca70abe2d60a6e760448     
分析家,化验员( analyst的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • City analysts forecast huge profits this year. 伦敦金融分析家预测今年的利润非常丰厚。
  • I was impressed by the high calibre of the researchers and analysts. 研究人员和分析人员的高素质给我留下了深刻印象。
16 inmates 9f4380ba14152f3e12fbdf1595415606     
n.囚犯( inmate的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • One of the inmates has escaped. 被收容的人中有一个逃跑了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The inmates were moved to an undisclosed location. 监狱里的囚犯被转移到一个秘密处所。 来自《简明英汉词典》
17 disturbance BsNxk     
n.动乱,骚动;打扰,干扰;(身心)失调
参考例句:
  • He is suffering an emotional disturbance.他的情绪受到了困扰。
  • You can work in here without any disturbance.在这儿你可不受任何干扰地工作。
18 cocaine VbYy4     
n.可卡因,古柯碱(用作局部麻醉剂)
参考例句:
  • That young man is a cocaine addict.那个年轻人吸食可卡因成瘾。
  • Don't have cocaine abusively.不可滥服古柯碱。
19 celebrity xcRyQ     
n.名人,名流;著名,名声,名望
参考例句:
  • Tom found himself something of a celebrity. 汤姆意识到自己已小有名气了。
  • He haunted famous men, hoping to get celebrity for himself. 他常和名人在一起, 希望借此使自己获得名气。
20 wafting 9056ea794d326978fd72c00a33901c00     
v.吹送,飘送,(使)浮动( waft的现在分词 )
参考例句:
  • But that gentle fragrance was clearly wafting from the window. 但那股淡淡的香气,却分明是从母亲的窗户溢出的。 来自互联网
  • The picture-like XueGuo, wafting dense flavor of Japan, gives us a kind of artistic enjoyment. 画一般的雪国,飘溢着浓郁的日本风情,给人以美的享受。 来自互联网
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