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NPR 2011-12-25

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 Amid continue turmoil1, the President of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh says he will travel to the United States. He wouldn't say when but speaking to reporters. He said he didn't expect to stay in power and will leave to give his country time to set up interim2 government. Its comment came after force command by his son’s nephew open fire on those thousands of protesters.

 
In Syria, there are reports city of Homs is under siege by the Syrian army .The reports came huge crowd in Damascus turn out for funerals more than 50 people killed in suicide bombing attack in the capital.NPR Deborah Amos reports from Perugia.
 
The shelling and shooting is nearly coincident. The electricity has been cut for more than 24 hour says a businessman weigh by phone. According to Activists3 and residents, the Syrian army has stepped up sought in the city. Storming and bombing Homs in one neighborhood that's been central of protest. Syrian dissidents are rise alarm with secretary general of Arab League. Arab Monitors are expected to arrive in Damascus on Monday. Dissidents called on monitor to make Homs the first stop, Deborah Amos ,NPR news, Perugia.
 
Kim Jong Moon, the son of North Korea late Kim Jong il has now been claimed nation new supreme4 commander. Meanwhile, the South Korea government says it will send delegate for South Korea to memorial service of late leaders. Former first lady and Hyundai car makers’ chairwoman Hyun Jeong-eun will represent her nation.
 
The GOP primary ballot5 in the state of Virginia will not bury the name vise the former house speaker News or Taxes governor Rick Perry.NPR Laura Sullivan explains what happened.
 
Virginia primary vote on March and one of important first Tuesday vote in public primary. Failure to be list in ballot could be major setback6 for both Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry’s campaign. Perry campaign spokesman Ray Sullivan issued statement yesterday saying despite aggressive effort collecting thousands of Virginia signatures ,there will notify last night falling a short of 10000 signature needed. The Gingrich campaign says the Virginia has a failed system. Of seven GOP candidates only Mitt7 Romney and Ron Paul have qualified8 to have their names in the pill of Virginia ballot. Laura Sullivan NPR news.
 
In the Holy land of Christmas, the sound was out in Bethlehem today. And bell rang out throne prepare to remember the birth of Jesus. The Bethlehem been midnight mass at church of .In Rome ,in couple of hours ,Poly will celebrate Christmas Midnight Mass a 
couple of hours early. Mild night is late for 84-year old Ballade. He is also due Christmas day to deliver traditional speech reflecting on the state of world. This is NPR news Washington.
 
An average American will pay 3 23-gallons for regular gasoline this season the American Automobile9 association reports. The Tripoli says that's not stopping them from driving.
 
91% of holiday travelers would do so by automobile that's approximately 83.5 million Americans would travel by car. Gasoline cost about 20 cents a gallon more than do this time last year.
 
Not clear what fuel Santa use, but Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado spring NORAD Santa tracker are bracing10 for annual journey of Christmas pop by com. General Charles H. Jacoby is NORAD commander.
 
We got wail11 well, we track it closely. Last year Volunteer in NORAD answered 8000 phones Christmas Eve calls and 7000 emails.
Santa Claus play an important part of holiday for many Americans.NPR Allison Keyes has more.
 
Santa Claus is coming to tome. The fact little air in bright red soon and twin remains12 popular. Within 2 thirds of parents with kids under 18 telling APG key pollster he is important part in season of celebration. And half of non-Christian adults say Santa is very important for their holiday as well. Poll also finds 84 % of Americans adult used to believing the Santa when they were small. But any kids will tell you, those would stop believing are just wrong. Allison Keyes ,NPR news.
 
National retail13 federation14 forecast 3.8% increase in Christmas sales over last year.
I'm Louise Schiavone, NPR News , Washington.

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1 turmoil CKJzj     
n.骚乱,混乱,动乱
参考例句:
  • His mind was in such a turmoil that he couldn't get to sleep.内心的纷扰使他无法入睡。
  • The robbery put the village in a turmoil.抢劫使全村陷入混乱。
2 interim z5wxB     
adj.暂时的,临时的;n.间歇,过渡期间
参考例句:
  • The government is taking interim measures to help those in immediate need.政府正在采取临时措施帮助那些有立即需要的人。
  • It may turn out to be an interim technology.这可能只是个过渡技术。
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 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。
5 ballot jujzB     
n.(不记名)投票,投票总数,投票权;vi.投票
参考例句:
  • The members have demanded a ballot.会员们要求投票表决。
  • The union said they will ballot members on whether to strike.工会称他们将要求会员投票表决是否罢工。
6 setback XzuwD     
n.退步,挫折,挫败
参考例句:
  • Since that time there has never been any setback in his career.从那时起他在事业上一直没有遇到周折。
  • She views every minor setback as a disaster.她把每个较小的挫折都看成重大灾难。
7 mitt Znszwo     
n.棒球手套,拳击手套,无指手套;vt.铐住,握手
参考例句:
  • I gave him a baseball mitt for his birthday.为祝贺他的生日,我送给他一只棒球手套。
  • Tom squeezed a mitt and a glove into the bag.汤姆把棒球手套和手套都塞进袋子里。
8 qualified DCPyj     
adj.合格的,有资格的,胜任的,有限制的
参考例句:
  • He is qualified as a complete man of letters.他有资格当真正的文学家。
  • We must note that we still lack qualified specialists.我们必须看到我们还缺乏有资质的专家。
9 automobile rP1yv     
n.汽车,机动车
参考例句:
  • He is repairing the brake lever of an automobile.他正在修理汽车的刹车杆。
  • The automobile slowed down to go around the curves in the road.汽车在路上转弯时放慢了速度。
10 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。
11 wail XMhzs     
vt./vi.大声哀号,恸哭;呼啸,尖啸
参考例句:
  • Somewhere in the audience an old woman's voice began plaintive wail.观众席里,一位老太太伤心地哭起来。
  • One of the small children began to wail with terror.小孩中的一个吓得大哭起来。
12 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。
13 retail VWoxC     
v./n.零售;adv.以零售价格
参考例句:
  • In this shop they retail tobacco and sweets.这家铺子零售香烟和糖果。
  • These shoes retail at 10 yuan a pair.这些鞋子零卖10元一双。
14 federation htCzMS     
n.同盟,联邦,联合,联盟,联合会
参考例句:
  • It is a federation of 10 regional unions.它是由十个地方工会结合成的联合会。
  • Mr.Putin was inaugurated as the President of the Russian Federation.普京正式就任俄罗斯联邦总统。
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