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NPR 2011-03-08

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The president will resume military trials at the controversial Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba. We have the latest on this from NPR's Mara Liasson.

President Obama issued an executive order that begins the process of indefinitely holding detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison who have not been charged or convicted. He also plans to issue another order, rescinding1 his suspension of the filing of new charges in the military tribunals there. In a statement, the president said the new Guantanamo Bay policies including military trials will help "bring terrorists to justice". The president had hoped to close the prison at Guantanamo and try the terrorists held there in American civilian2 court, but he hasn't been able to fulfill3 that promise. Congress barred the White House from bringing terrorism suspects onto American soil, and it's been harder than the White House thought to send the detainees to other countries. Mara Liasson, NPR News, the White House.

NATO is still debating whether a no-fly zone would be useful for Libya, side of the uprising against leader Muammar Gaddafi. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports the US ambassador there says NATO is doing more surveillance flights.

US Ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder says the alliance is stepping up AWACS flights over Libya.

"They have been operating about ten hours a day, and they're gonna increase that to 24 hours a day."

Speaking at a conference call, Daalder says NATO is also considering setting up a command and control structure to coordinate4 relief efforts, and it may use some of its vessels5 to help deliver humanitarian6 aid or evacuate7 people. The ambassador says the alliance is studying options for a no-fly zone, but he raises questions about its utility, pointing out that there has been a decrease in air activity in recent days. Michele Kelemen, NPR News, Washington.

More protests in Baghdad today with people demanding better government services and an end to corruption8. NPR's Mike Shuster reports it was the third such demonstration9 in the past two weeks.

The demonstration was small, but it was clear the protesters have the attention of the government. Riot police and other security forces were deployed10 around the Baghdad's central Tahrir Square and easily outnumbered the protesters. Security troops bristled11 with heavy machine guns, many mounted on Humvees and pickup12 trucks. In contrast to earlier demonstrations13, this time the police let the protest occur without any intervention14. At the same time, the US embassy here in Baghdad released a statement condemning15 a series of attacks on journalists. Recently, there were two attacks on radio and television stations in Kurdistan in Iraq's north. A journalism16 center in Baghdad and several journalists in Basra in the south were also targeted. Mike Shuster, NPR News, Baghdad.

US stocks still sliding, at last check the Dow was down nearly 100 points or nearly 1% at 12,072 in trading of just over three billion shares; the NASDAQ Composite Index down 46 points or more than 1.5% at 2,738; S&P 500 down 13.

This is NPR.

Oil prices are still climbing with worries mounting over how the unrest in Libya will affect crude exports in general. Phil Flynn, a senior analyst17 with PFGBEST Research, says drivers can expect to see prices at the pump continue to climb.

"We could be talking about $4 a gallon very shortly, and in some of the worst-case scenarios18, you could be even talking as high as $5 a gallon."

Earlier today, oil prices topped $105 a barrel.

Emergency workers in the southwest Louisiana town of Rayne are going house to house, assessing damage after a tornado19 barreled through the town over the weekend. Kate Archer20 Kent of Red River Radio reports that many residents are living in the town's civic21 buildings.

Lifelong Rayne resident Loreda Borsz manages a truck stop there. She says her town is used to severe weather because it's in a hurricane corridor and life carries on.

"We have a couple of employees here who lost their homes, and they're just, they here at work. This is what they have to do. They have received a lot of assistance from Red Cross and Salvation22 Army."

Rayne's police chief says about 150 homes were damaged or destroyed, and one woman was killed as she tried to shield her child from the fierce winds. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal visited the town Sunday and said federal emergency management officials are expected to arrive midweek. For NPR News, I'm Kate Archer Kent in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Residents are still dealing23 with near-blizzard conditions in northern Vermont and upstate New York. Authorities say more than 50,000 people lost electricity. The region also saw schools and state offices close for the day.

I'm Lakshmi Singh, NPR News, Washington.


1 rescinding 2680d617588e1023372de45e064b33ba     
v.废除,取消( rescind的现在分词 )
  • You realize this effectively kills any chance we have of rescinding that order. 你意识到了这样我们就没机会废除这一命令? 来自电影对白
2 civilian uqbzl     
  • There is no reliable information about civilian casualties.关于平民的伤亡还没有确凿的信息。
  • He resigned his commission to take up a civilian job.他辞去军职而从事平民工作。
3 fulfill Qhbxg     
  • If you make a promise you should fulfill it.如果你许诺了,你就要履行你的诺言。
  • This company should be able to fulfill our requirements.这家公司应该能够满足我们的要求。
4 coordinate oohzt     
  • You must coordinate what you said with what you did.你必须使你的言行一致。
  • Maybe we can coordinate the relation of them.或许我们可以调和他们之间的关系。
5 vessels fc9307c2593b522954eadb3ee6c57480     
n.血管( vessel的名词复数 );船;容器;(具有特殊品质或接受特殊品质的)人
  • The river is navigable by vessels of up to 90 tons. 90 吨以下的船只可以从这条河通过。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • All modern vessels of any size are fitted with radar installations. 所有现代化船只都有雷达装置。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
6 humanitarian kcoxQ     
  • 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。
7 evacuate ai1zL     
  • We must evacuate those soldiers at once!我们必须立即撤出这些士兵!
  • They were planning to evacuate the seventy American officials still in the country.他们正计划转移仍滞留在该国的70名美国官员。
8 corruption TzCxn     
  • The people asked the government to hit out against corruption and theft.人民要求政府严惩贪污盗窃。
  • The old man reviled against corruption.那老人痛斥了贪污舞弊。
9 demonstration 9waxo     
  • His new book is a demonstration of his patriotism.他写的新书是他的爱国精神的证明。
  • He gave a demonstration of the new technique then and there.他当场表演了这种新的操作方法。
10 deployed 4ceaf19fb3d0a70e329fcd3777bb05ea     
(尤指军事行动)使展开( deploy的过去式和过去分词 ); 施展; 部署; 有效地利用
  • Tanks have been deployed all along the front line. 沿整个前线已部署了坦克。
  • The artillery was deployed to bear on the fort. 火炮是对着那个碉堡部署的。
11 bristled bristled     
adj. 直立的,多刺毛的 动词bristle的过去式和过去分词
  • They bristled at his denigrating description of their activities. 听到他在污蔑他们的活动,他们都怒发冲冠。
  • All of us bristled at the lawyer's speech insulting our forefathers. 听到那个律师在讲演中污蔑我们的祖先,大家都气得怒发冲冠。
12 pickup ANkxA     
  • I would love to trade this car for a pickup truck.我愿意用这辆汽车换一辆小型轻便卡车。||The luck guy is a choice pickup for the girls.那位幸运的男孩是女孩子们想勾搭上的人。
13 demonstrations 0922be6a2a3be4bdbebd28c620ab8f2d     
证明( demonstration的名词复数 ); 表明; 表达; 游行示威
  • 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。
14 intervention e5sxZ     
  • The government's intervention in this dispute will not help.政府对这场争论的干预不会起作用。
  • Many people felt he would be hostile to the idea of foreign intervention.许多人觉得他会反对外来干预。
15 condemning 3c571b073a8d53beeff1e31a57d104c0     
v.(通常因道义上的原因而)谴责( condemn的现在分词 );宣判;宣布…不能使用;迫使…陷于不幸的境地
  • The government issued a statement condemning the killings. 政府发表声明谴责这些凶杀事件。
  • I concur with the speaker in condemning what has been done. 我同意发言者对所做的事加以谴责。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
16 journalism kpZzu8     
  • He's a teacher but he does some journalism on the side.他是教师,可还兼职做一些新闻工作。
  • He had an aptitude for journalism.他有从事新闻工作的才能。
17 analyst gw7zn     
  • What can you contribute to the position of a market analyst?你有什么技能可有助于市场分析员的职务?
  • The analyst is required to interpolate values between standards.分析人员需要在这些标准中插入一些值。
18 scenarios f7c7eeee199dc0ef47fe322cc223be88     
  • Further, graphite cores may be safer than non-graphite cores under some accident scenarios. 再者,根据一些事故解说,石墨堆芯可比非石墨堆芯更安全一些。 来自英汉非文学 - 环境法 - 环境法
  • Again, scenarios should make it clear which modes are acceptable to users in various contexts. 同样,我们可以运用场景剧本来搞清楚在不同情境下哪些模式可被用户接受。 来自About Face 3交互设计精髓
19 tornado inowl     
  • A tornado whirled into the town last week.龙卷风上周袭击了这座城市。
  • The approaching tornado struck awe in our hearts.正在逼近的龙卷风使我们惊恐万分。
20 archer KVxzP     
  • The archer strung his bow and aimed an arrow at the target.弓箭手拉紧弓弦将箭瞄准靶子。
  • The archer's shot was a perfect bull's-eye.射手的那一箭正中靶心。
21 civic Fqczn     
  • I feel it is my civic duty to vote.我认为投票选举是我作为公民的义务。
  • The civic leaders helped to forward the project.市政府领导者协助促进工程的进展。
22 salvation nC2zC     
  • Salvation lay in political reform.解救办法在于政治改革。
  • Christians hope and pray for salvation.基督教徒希望并祈祷灵魂得救。
23 dealing NvjzWP     
  • This store has an excellent reputation for fair dealing.该商店因买卖公道而享有极高的声誉。
  • His fair dealing earned our confidence.他的诚实的行为获得我们的信任。
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