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NPR 2011-05-05

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President Obama will not release photos of Osama bin1 Laden2’s body more than two days after the al-Qaeda leader was killed by US forces in Pakistan. NPR’s Ari Shapiro reports the president decided3 that the photos’ graphic4 nature could create national security risks.

There was disagreement in the administration over whether to release these photos. CIA Director Leon Panetta told lawmakers that these images would come out. White House spokesman Jay Carney says the president decided that they would not.

“Every member of the national security team is aware of and expressed the downside of releasing, which is, I think, weighed heavily on the president, in terms of the potential risks that would pose to Americans serving abroad and Americans traveling abroad.”

Carney said the majority of the president’s team supported keeping the photos secret. He said there is no question that Osama bin Laden is dead, but there will be no visual evidence released at all. Ari Shapiro, NPR News, the White House.

A doctor who sold the land on which bin Laden’s Pakistan compound was built identifies the buyer as Mohammad Arshad. Intelligence says Arshad was known to be one of two Pakistanis men often seen coming out of the mansion5. According to the Associated Press, property records show Arshad purchased plots in four stages between 2004 and 2005. The doctor who identified Arshad described the man as a humble6 individual.

The lead prosecutor7 of the International Criminal Court says he plans to seek arrest warrants for three individuals in Libya. He did not give names, but as NPR’s Michele Kelemen reports, the prosecutor says there is evidence of war crimes.

ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo says 500 to 700 people were killed in Libya in February alone as authorities cracked down on protests. Ocampo said he will ask judges to issue arrest warrants for three individuals who he alleges8 incited9 or ordered arrests, torture, killings11 and rapes12.

“Arresting those who ordered the commission of crimes will contribute to the protection of civilians13 in Libya.”

The prosecutor was speaking to the UN Security Council, where US Ambassador Susan Rice said the specter of ICC prosecution14 is “serious and imminent” and should warn those around Libyan leader Mummuar Gaddafi about the perils15 of tying their fate to his. Michele Kelemen, NPR News, Washington.

The US government is taking 5,500 gray wolves off the Endangered Species List in eight states. Some are in the Northern Rockies, but the majority of the affected16 wolves are in the western Great Lakes, where a public comment period is required before the wolves are officially removed from that list. The administration’s decision turns control of the animals to state wildlife agencies. Public hunts for hundreds of wolves are planned in Montana and Idaho this fall.

Before the close on Wall Street, the Dow was down more than 0.5% at 12,723. NASDAQ down about 0.5% at 2,828.

This is NPR.

A former New Orleans police officer could get a new trial on charges of altering a report on a civilian’s killing10 following Hurricane Katrina. Eileen Fleming of member station WWNO reports a federal judge is basing his decision on new evidence.

The former officer says he did not change a report to favor a co-defendant ultimately convicted of shooting Henry Glover during the chaotic17 days after Hurricane Katrina. Glover’s body was later found in a burned-out car. A federal judge says a report that surfaced after the December conviction is grounds for a new trial. The officer was part of a civil rights case handled by the Department of Justice. Prosecutors18 will now decide if they’ll re-file the case. For NPR News, I’m Eileen Fleming in New Orleans.

The Army Corps19 of Engineers is thinking about blasting more holes and levees along the Mississippi River to spare communities, but it will also mean putting other land further south underwater. It ran up against resistance earlier this week from Missouri residents, whose land was inundated20 with water in order to save Cairo, Illinoi, a town of 2,800. Corps spokesman Bob Anderson says the military has the authority to open levees further south on the Mississippi River.

“To protect that system, which protects those populated areas, like New Orleans, Morgan City, Greenville, Pittsburgh, cities belong to the system, then we will use those tools to keep people safe.”

But Anderson says unlike the levee intentionally21 breached22 via explosives near Cairo, the levees further south won’t have to be blown up because they have gates.

The Dow’s down 84 points before the close at 12,723.

I’m Lakshmi Singh, NPR News, Washington.


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1 bin yR2yz     
n.箱柜;vt.放入箱内;[计算机] DOS文件名:二进制目标文件
参考例句:
  • He emptied several bags of rice into a bin.他把几袋米倒进大箱里。
  • He threw the empty bottles in the bin.他把空瓶子扔进垃圾箱。
2 laden P2gx5     
adj.装满了的;充满了的;负了重担的;苦恼的
参考例句:
  • He is laden with heavy responsibility.他肩负重任。
  • Dragging the fully laden boat across the sand dunes was no mean feat.将满载货物的船拖过沙丘是一件了不起的事。
3 decided lvqzZd     
adj.决定了的,坚决的;明显的,明确的
参考例句:
  • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
  • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。
4 graphic Aedz7     
adj.生动的,形象的,绘画的,文字的,图表的
参考例句:
  • The book gave a graphic description of the war.这本书生动地描述了战争的情况。
  • Distinguish important text items in lists with graphic icons.用图标来区分重要的文本项。
5 mansion 8BYxn     
n.大厦,大楼;宅第
参考例句:
  • The old mansion was built in 1850.这座古宅建于1850年。
  • The mansion has extensive grounds.这大厦四周的庭园广阔。
6 humble ddjzU     
adj.谦卑的,恭顺的;地位低下的;v.降低,贬低
参考例句:
  • In my humble opinion,he will win the election.依我拙见,他将在选举中获胜。
  • Defeat and failure make people humble.挫折与失败会使人谦卑。
7 prosecutor 6RXx1     
n.起诉人;检察官,公诉人
参考例句:
  • The defender argued down the prosecutor at the court.辩护人在法庭上驳倒了起诉人。
  • The prosecutor would tear your testimony to pieces.检查官会把你的证言驳得体无完肤。
8 alleges 3b19fc4aac03cd2333e7882df795ffc4     
断言,宣称,辩解( allege的第三人称单数 )
参考例句:
  • The newspaper article alleges that the mayor is corrupt. 报纸上断言该市长腐败。
  • Steven was tardy this morning and alleges that his bus was late. 史提芬今天早上迟到的说词是公车误点了。
9 incited 5f4269a65c28d83bc08bbe5050389f54     
刺激,激励,煽动( incite的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • He incited people to rise up against the government. 他煽动人们起来反对政府。
  • The captain's example incited the men to bravery. 船长的榜样激发了水手们的勇敢精神。
10 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。
11 killings 76d97e8407f821a6e56296c4c9a9388c     
谋杀( killing的名词复数 ); 突然发大财,暴发
参考例句:
  • His statement was seen as an allusion to the recent drug-related killings. 他的声明被视为暗指最近与毒品有关的多起凶杀案。
  • The government issued a statement condemning the killings. 政府发表声明谴责这些凶杀事件。
12 rapes db4d8af84453b45d758b9eaf77e1eb82     
n.芸苔( rape的名词复数 );强奸罪;强奸案;肆意损坏v.以暴力夺取,强夺( rape的第三人称单数 );强奸
参考例句:
  • The man who had committed several rapes was arrested. 那个犯了多起强奸案的男人被抓起来了。 来自辞典例句
  • The incidence of reported rapes rose 0.8 percent. 美国联邦调查局还发布了两份特别报告。 来自互联网
13 civilians 2a8bdc87d05da507ff4534c9c974b785     
平民,百姓( civilian的名词复数 ); 老百姓
参考例句:
  • the bloody massacre of innocent civilians 对无辜平民的血腥屠杀
  • At least 300 civilians are unaccounted for after the bombing raids. 遭轰炸袭击之后,至少有300名平民下落不明。
14 prosecution uBWyL     
n.起诉,告发,检举,执行,经营
参考例句:
  • The Smiths brought a prosecution against the organizers.史密斯家对组织者们提出起诉。
  • He attempts to rebut the assertion made by the prosecution witness.他试图反驳原告方证人所作的断言。
15 perils 3c233786f6fe7aad593bf1198cc33cbe     
极大危险( peril的名词复数 ); 危险的事(或环境)
参考例句:
  • The commander bade his men be undaunted in the face of perils. 指挥员命令他的战士要临危不惧。
  • With how many more perils and disasters would he load himself? 他还要再冒多少风险和遭受多少灾难?
16 affected TzUzg0     
adj.不自然的,假装的
参考例句:
  • She showed an affected interest in our subject.她假装对我们的课题感到兴趣。
  • His manners are affected.他的态度不自然。
17 chaotic rUTyD     
adj.混沌的,一片混乱的,一团糟的
参考例句:
  • Things have been getting chaotic in the office recently.最近办公室的情况越来越乱了。
  • The traffic in the city was chaotic.这城市的交通糟透了。
18 prosecutors a638e6811c029cb82f180298861e21e9     
检举人( prosecutor的名词复数 ); 告发人; 起诉人; 公诉人
参考例句:
  • In some places,public prosecutors are elected rather than appointed. 在有些地方,检察官是经选举而非任命产生的。 来自口语例句
  • You've been summoned to the Prosecutors' Office, 2 days later. 你在两天以后被宣到了检察官的办公室。
19 corps pzzxv     
n.(通信等兵种的)部队;(同类作的)一组
参考例句:
  • The medical corps were cited for bravery in combat.医疗队由于在战场上的英勇表现而受嘉奖。
  • When the war broke out,he volunteered for the Marine Corps.战争爆发时,他自愿参加了海军陆战队。
20 inundated b757ab1facad862c244d283c6bf1f666     
v.淹没( inundate的过去式和过去分词 );(洪水般地)涌来;充满;给予或交予(太多事物)使难以应付
参考例句:
  • We have been inundated with offers of help. 主动援助多得使我们应接不暇。
  • We have been inundated with every bit of information imaginable. 凡是想得到的各种各样的信息潮水般地向我们涌来。 来自《简明英汉词典》
21 intentionally 7qOzFn     
ad.故意地,有意地
参考例句:
  • I didn't say it intentionally. 我是无心说的。
  • The local authority ruled that he had made himself intentionally homeless and was therefore not entitled to be rehoused. 当地政府裁定他是有意居无定所,因此没有资格再获得提供住房。
22 breached e3498bf16767cf8f9f8dc58f7275a5a5     
攻破( breach的现在分词 ); 破坏,违反
参考例句:
  • These commitments have already been breached. 这些承诺已遭背弃。
  • Our tanks have breached the enemy defences. 我方坦克车突破了敌人的防线。
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