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NPR 2011-01-24

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In Pakistan, two US drone missiles have reportedly killed six suspected militants1 in the tribal2 area of North Waziristan. NPR's Julie McCarthy reports from Islamabad the strikes coincide with demonstrations3 against such attacks.

In recent days, hundreds of local tribesmen have taken to the streets of the main North Waziristan city of Miranshah, calling for an end to the missile attacks that they say are killing4 innocent people. With Pakistan either unable or unwilling5 to eradicate6 Taliban-allied militants in the area, the United States has intensified7 missile strikes with the tacit approval of the Pakistani government. News agencies,quoting intelligence officials, say that missiles destroyed a house in a village 25 miles west of Miranshah. Hours later, a pair of suspected militants was targeted while riding a motorcycle in the same village. It's not clear what role the militants who control the area have played in the anti-drone protests, but organizers say more are planned. Julie McCarthy, NPR News, Islamabad.

President Obama is expected to outline his agenda for improving the economy and boosting employment when he gives his State of the Union address on Tuesday. In an online video to supporters, Mr. Obama provided a preview and cites jobs as his key concern. Republicans like House Majority Leader Congressman8 Eric Cantor say they will be looking for something else.

"The question is does the president now embrace what the electorate9 said, which is, 'We reject your agenda Mr. President. We understand the results have not been there. Let's try it a different way.'"

Cantor appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press". He says the president's focus should be on spending cuts and smaller deficits10.

An Arctic front is bringing subzero temperatures to the Northeast. Forecasters say temps could dip to minus 20 along Lake Ontario, minus 15 as far south as Pennsylvania. It'll certainly bring a chill to today's AFC and NFC football championship games in Pittsburgh and Chicago. In the NFC matchup, the Bears are hosting the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field. Chicago Public Radio's Alex Keefe has more on that historic rivalry11.

Not since 1941 - just a week after the attack on Pearl Harbor - have the Bears and the Packers faced off in the playoffs. On the line this time, it's a trip to Super Bowl XLV in Dallas and, as Bears Coach Lovie Smith spoke12 to this week, bragging13 rights in one of football's fiercest rivalries14.

"There's always a team that you have to beat. To have to beat the Packers to get to the Super Bowl, our ultimate goal, is on the way it should be and we embrace that."

Everyone from governors to mayors have placed bets on their home team, even the Catholic Church has gotten involved - with Chicago's cardinal15 betting a deep dish pizza against the Milwaukee archbishop's basket of cheese. Chicago and Green Bay met twice during the regular season and split both games. For NPR News, I'm Alex Keefe in Chicago.

This is NPR News from Washington.

This weekend marks the 38th anniversary of the landmark16 Supreme17 Court decision that legalized abortion18 known as Roe19 v. Wade20. NPR's Kathy Lohr reports people on both sides have not backed away from their efforts to preserve abortion or try to make the procedures illegal.

Tens of thousands of people are traveling to Washington DC, and thousands are participating in events at state capitals. Those who oppose abortion continue to pass state laws, including efforts to limit abortions21 later in pregnancy22. One law passed in Nebraska bans abortions after 20 weeks based on the theory that fetuses24 can feel pain. Other states require women receiving abortions to have an ultrasound, and some want to force women to hear a description of the fetus23. Abortion rights activists25 say they are fighting to protect women's legal right to abortion and their right to privacy in making medical decisions. Some have called on the Justice Department to launch a broader federal investigation26 into what they say is harassment27 of doctors and staff at clinics across the country. Kathy Lohr, NPR News.

Today is another day of rehabilitation28 for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, tweeted this morning that there are no weekends off and Giffords would be involved in a second day of rehab as she recovers in intensive care at a Houston hospital.

Egyptian officials say they found conclusive29 evidence that an al-Qaeda-linked group was behind the New Year's Day suicide bombing that killed 21 and injured about 100 outside a church in Alexandria. The interior minister believes the Gaza-based Army of Islam is behind the attack. Officials say at least five Egyptians are currently being held in connection with that bombing.

I'm Nancy Lyons, NPR News in Washington.


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1 militants 3fa50c1e4338320d8495907fdc5bdbaf     
激进分子,好斗分子( militant的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The militants have been sporadically fighting the government for years. 几年来,反叛分子一直对政府实施零星的战斗。
  • Despite the onslaught, Palestinian militants managed to fire off rockets. 尽管如此,巴勒斯坦的激进分子仍然发射导弹。
2 tribal ifwzzw     
adj.部族的,种族的
参考例句:
  • He became skilled in several tribal lingoes.他精通几种部族的语言。
  • The country was torn apart by fierce tribal hostilities.那个国家被部落间的激烈冲突弄得四分五裂。
3 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。
4 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。
5 unwilling CjpwB     
adj.不情愿的
参考例句:
  • The natives were unwilling to be bent by colonial power.土著居民不愿受殖民势力的摆布。
  • His tightfisted employer was unwilling to give him a raise.他那吝啬的雇主不肯给他加薪。
6 eradicate Ui1zn     
v.根除,消灭,杜绝
参考例句:
  • These insects are very difficult to eradicate.这些昆虫很难根除。
  • They are already battling to eradicate illnesses such as malaria and tetanus.他们已经在努力消灭疟疾、破伤风等疾病。
7 intensified 4b3b31dab91d010ec3f02bff8b189d1a     
v.(使)增强, (使)加剧( intensify的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • Violence intensified during the night. 在夜间暴力活动加剧了。
  • The drought has intensified. 旱情加剧了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
8 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。
9 electorate HjMzk     
n.全体选民;选区
参考例句:
  • The government was responsible to the electorate.政府对全体选民负责。
  • He has the backing of almost a quarter of the electorate.他得到了几乎1/4选民的支持。
10 deficits 08e04c986818dbc337627eabec5b794e     
n.不足额( deficit的名词复数 );赤字;亏空;亏损
参考例句:
  • The Ministry of Finance consistently overestimated its budget deficits. 财政部一贯高估预算赤字。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Many of the world's farmers are also incurring economic deficits. 世界上许多农民还在遭受经济上的亏损。 来自辞典例句
11 rivalry tXExd     
n.竞争,竞赛,对抗
参考例句:
  • The quarrel originated in rivalry between the two families.这次争吵是两家不和引起的。
  • He had a lot of rivalry with his brothers and sisters.他和兄弟姐妹间经常较劲。
12 spoke XryyC     
n.(车轮的)辐条;轮辐;破坏某人的计划;阻挠某人的行动 v.讲,谈(speak的过去式);说;演说;从某种观点来说
参考例句:
  • They sourced the spoke nuts from our company.他们的轮辐螺帽是从我们公司获得的。
  • The spokes of a wheel are the bars that connect the outer ring to the centre.辐条是轮子上连接外圈与中心的条棒。
13 bragging 4a422247fd139463c12f66057bbcffdf     
v.自夸,吹嘘( brag的现在分词 );大话
参考例句:
  • He's always bragging about his prowess as a cricketer. 他总是吹嘘自己板球水平高超。 来自辞典例句
  • Now you're bragging, darling. You know you don't need to brag. 这就是夸口,亲爱的。你明知道你不必吹。 来自辞典例句
14 rivalries 926be51786924da37a1354cf92d4843a     
n.敌对,竞争,对抗( rivalry的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The new government was torn by rivalries. 新政府由于各派对立而四分五裂。 来自辞典例句
  • Rivalries could bring about pain and hatred or give rise to fighting. 竞争会带来痛苦、仇恨,或者引起争斗。 来自互联网
15 cardinal Xcgy5     
n.(天主教的)红衣主教;adj.首要的,基本的
参考例句:
  • This is a matter of cardinal significance.这是非常重要的事。
  • The Cardinal coloured with vexation. 红衣主教感到恼火,脸涨得通红。
16 landmark j2DxG     
n.陆标,划时代的事,地界标
参考例句:
  • The Russian Revolution represents a landmark in world history.俄国革命是世界历史上的一个里程碑。
  • The tower was once a landmark for ships.这座塔曾是船只的陆标。
17 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。
18 abortion ZzjzxH     
n.流产,堕胎
参考例句:
  • She had an abortion at the women's health clinic.她在妇女保健医院做了流产手术。
  • A number of considerations have led her to have a wilful abortion.多种考虑使她执意堕胎。
19 roe LCBzp     
n.鱼卵;獐鹿
参考例句:
  • We will serve smoked cod's roe at the dinner.宴会上我们将上一道熏鳕鱼子。
  • I'll scramble some eggs with roe?我用鱼籽炒几个鸡蛋好吗?
20 wade nMgzu     
v.跋涉,涉水;n.跋涉
参考例句:
  • We had to wade through the river to the opposite bank.我们只好涉水过河到对岸。
  • We cannot but wade across the river.我们只好趟水过去。
21 abortions 4b6623953f87087bb025549b49471574     
n.小产( abortion的名词复数 );小产胎儿;(计划)等中止或夭折;败育
参考例句:
  • The Venerable Master: By not having abortions, by not killing living beings. 上人:不堕胎、不杀生。 来自互联网
  • Conclusion Chromosome abnormality is one of the causes of spontaneous abortions. 结论:染色体异常是导致反复自然流产的原因之一。 来自互联网
22 pregnancy lPwxP     
n.怀孕,怀孕期
参考例句:
  • Early pregnancy is often accompanied by nausea.怀孕早期常有恶心的现象。
  • Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage.怀孕期吸烟会增加流产的危险。
23 fetus ekHx3     
n.胎,胎儿
参考例句:
  • In the fetus,blood cells are formed in different sites at different ages.胎儿的血细胞在不同时期生成在不同的部位。
  • No one knows why a fetus is not automatically rejected by the mother's immune system. 没有人知道为什么母亲的免疫系统不会自动排斥胎儿。
24 fetuses eae25b106f4ed68558631a5bf44c9293     
n.胎,胎儿( fetus的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • DNA was extracted from fetuses at mid-gestation, about 10 days past conception. DNA从受孕大约10天后的中期妊娠胚胎中提取。 来自互联网
  • Brucellosis is a disease that causes fetuses to abort in cattle. 普鲁士菌病是一种可以导致牲畜胎儿夭折的疾病。 来自互联网
25 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》
26 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。
27 harassment weNxI     
n.骚扰,扰乱,烦恼,烦乱
参考例句:
  • She often got telephone harassment at night these days.这些天她经常在夜晚受到电话骚扰。
  • The company prohibits any form of harassment.公司禁止任何形式的骚扰行为。
28 rehabilitation 8Vcxv     
n.康复,悔过自新,修复,复兴,复职,复位
参考例句:
  • He's booked himself into a rehabilitation clinic.他自己联系了一家康复诊所。
  • No one can really make me rehabilitation of injuries.已经没有人可以真正令我的伤康复了。
29 conclusive TYjyw     
adj.最后的,结论的;确凿的,消除怀疑的
参考例句:
  • They produced some fairly conclusive evidence.他们提供了一些相当确凿的证据。
  • Franklin did not believe that the French tests were conclusive.富兰克林不相信这个法国人的实验是结论性的。
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