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NPR 2011-06-25

时间:2011-07-05 01:14来源:互联网 提供网友:ssoo   字体: [ ]

From NPR News in Washington, I’m Lakshmi Singh.
        President Obama was trying to restart negotiations1 on the federal budget deficit2 next week. NPR’s Scott Horsley reports Mr. Obama plans to meet separately on Monday with Republican and Democratic Senate leaders.
        Up till now, President Obama has left much of the negotiating to Vice3 President Biden. The talks left by the Vice President came to a broad haul on Thursday when House Republican leader Eric Cantor said he would no longer take part. Republicans have resisted the call by Democrats4 to use hike tax to help close the budget gap along with spending cuts. Now if it will give the President to try to broker5 the compromise, many lawmakers want some progress on deficit reduction before there although to raise the government’s debt ceiling. And the deadline for that vote is looming6 unless then 6 weeks. Scott Horsley, NPR News, the White House.
        Waiting through the water in this part of Minot, North Dakota is the only way to get around after the Souris River overtopped most levees. The search passed a 130-year-old record levee. Now several feeder boats floods stage, many homes and businesses possibly hundreds are either underwater or expects to be within days. Business owner Jane Limben’s home is safe but she described the exact watching other homes slowly filled with muddy water.
        “The waiting is so hard, I mean the western of the town is filling up with water, you know even you can choose pictures up right down on local station, Facebook. The water just specifically coming in, it’s not coming in, you know like tsunami7 like tornado8, I mean, just coming in, just like a silence predator9.”
        Limben says cracks are on her property hauling is much dirt and clean as possible to show up secondary levees.
        Accused Boss Mob, Boss James Witey Burlar’s back in Boston at a federal court house 2 days after he was arrested in California, charges connected to 19 murders. 81-year-old has spent 16 years as a fugitive10.
        Syria’s protest movement answered the call for dialogue for the Syrian President with demonstrations11 across the country, at least 7 people died. More from NPR’s Deborah Amos.
        It was becoming a Friday witch to offer for more than 100 days. Syrian protestors headed to the streets and face gunfire where the suburb of Damascus and the city of Homs. Protest organizers name days rally Bashar is the locker12 by the President, a message to Bashar al-Assad who called for a national dialogue earlier this week. In the city of Homs, activists13 and residents are reported that armed men known as Shebeha or ghosts because they’re not officially part of the security services, venders of shops and fired on activists.
        The European Union has imposed wider sanctions on Syrian including individuals and businesses with connections to the regime. Deborah Amos, NPR News, Beirut.
        This is NPR.
        The U.S. House will bar airstrikes or draw attacks on Libya is the decision to vote down on the measure today that will cut off money for the military hostilities14. But in a largely symbolic15 rejection16 of the President’s policy in Libya, the House also voted not tick President Obama authority to continue U.S. involvement in the military operation against Libyan forces.
        The chair of the House Education Committee is challenging the right of the Education Department to grant waivers from the No Child Left Behind Law. Chairman John Kline says it’s up to Congress to make any changes to key education law. NPR’s Larry Abramson reports yet the Education Department has said will grant waivers unless Congress will re-write snow child left behind.
        Last week, the Education Department announced plans to grant waivers to the law which required all students be proficient17 in reading and math by 2014 that the Department said only grant waver’s district that tokes specific reform measures. Secretary Duncan says without those waivers, most American schools will be labeled as failing and face sanctions. John Kline, a Republican from Minnesota has said Education Secretary Arne Duncan in a letter, questioning the Department’s authorities to take that step, claims committee is 2 pieces of legislation meant to overhaul18 the education law was more on the way. The Senate is following the different pact19, making an agreement unlikely in the near term. Larry Abramson, NPR News, Washington.
        Before the close on Wall Street, Dow Jones Industrial Average down 150 points nearly 1% lower at 11,935; NASDAQ off more than 1% down 34 points at 2,653; S&P 500 down 50 and more than 1% at 1,268.
        This is NPR News.


1 negotiations af4b5f3e98e178dd3c4bac64b625ecd0     
协商( negotiation的名词复数 ); 谈判; 完成(难事); 通过
  • negotiations for a durable peace 为持久和平而进行的谈判
  • Negotiations have failed to establish any middle ground. 谈判未能达成任何妥协。
2 deficit tmAzu     
  • The directors have reported a deficit of 2.5 million dollars.董事们报告赤字为250万美元。
  • We have a great deficit this year.我们今年有很大亏损。
3 vice NU0zQ     
  • He guarded himself against vice.他避免染上坏习惯。
  • They are sunk in the depth of vice.他们堕入了罪恶的深渊。
4 democrats 655beefefdcaf76097d489a3ff245f76     
n.民主主义者,民主人士( democrat的名词复数 )
  • The Democrats held a pep rally on Capitol Hill yesterday. 民主党昨天在国会山召开了竞选誓师大会。
  • The democrats organize a filibuster in the senate. 民主党党员组织了阻挠议事。 来自《简明英汉词典》
5 broker ESjyi     
  • He baited the broker by promises of higher commissions.他答应给更高的佣金来引诱那位经纪人。
  • I'm a real estate broker.我是不动产经纪人。
6 looming 1060bc05c0969cf209c57545a22ee156     
n.上现蜃景(光通过低层大气发生异常折射形成的一种海市蜃楼)v.隐约出现,阴森地逼近( loom的现在分词 );隐约出现,阴森地逼近
  • The foothills were looming ahead through the haze. 丘陵地带透过薄雾朦胧地出现在眼前。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Then they looked up. Looming above them was Mount Proteome. 接着他们往上看,在其上隐约看到的是蛋白质组山。 来自英汉非文学 - 生命科学 - 回顾与展望
7 tsunami bpAyo     
  • Powerful quake sparks tsunami warning in Japan.大地震触发了日本的海啸预警。
  • Coastlines all around the Indian Ocean inundated by a huge tsunami.大海啸把印度洋沿岸地区都淹没了。
8 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。
9 predator 11vza     
  • The final part of this chapter was devoted to a brief summary of predator species.本章最后部分简要总结了食肉动物。
  • Komodo dragon is the largest living lizard and a fearsome predator.科摩多龙是目前存在的最大蜥蜴,它是一种令人恐惧的捕食性动物。
10 fugitive bhHxh     
  • The police were able to deduce where the fugitive was hiding.警方成功地推断出那逃亡者躲藏的地方。
  • The fugitive is believed to be headed for the border.逃犯被认为在向国境线逃窜。
11 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。
12 locker 8pzzYm     
  • At the swimming pool I put my clothes in a locker.在游泳池我把衣服锁在小柜里。
  • He moved into the locker room and began to slip out of his scrub suit.他走进更衣室把手术服脱下来。
13 activists 90fd83cc3f53a40df93866d9c91bcca4     
n.(政治活动的)积极分子,活动家( activist的名词复数 )
  • 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》
14 hostilities 4c7c8120f84e477b36887af736e0eb31     
  • Mexico called for an immediate cessation of hostilities. 墨西哥要求立即停止敌对行动。
  • All the old hostilities resurfaced when they met again. 他们再次碰面时,过去的种种敌意又都冒了出来。
15 symbolic ErgwS     
  • It is symbolic of the fighting spirit of modern womanhood.它象征着现代妇女的战斗精神。
  • The Christian ceremony of baptism is a symbolic act.基督教的洗礼仪式是一种象征性的做法。
16 rejection FVpxp     
  • He decided not to approach her for fear of rejection.他因怕遭拒绝决定不再去找她。
  • The rejection plunged her into the dark depths of despair.遭到拒绝使她陷入了绝望的深渊。
17 proficient Q1EzU     
  • She is proficient at swimming.她精通游泳。
  • I think I'm quite proficient in both written and spoken English.我认为我在英语读写方面相当熟练。
18 overhaul yKGxy     
  • Master Worker Wang is responsible for the overhaul of this grinder.王师傅主修这台磨床。
  • It is generally appreciated that the rail network needs a complete overhaul.众所周知,铁路系统需要大检修。
19 pact ZKUxa     
  • The two opposition parties made an electoral pact.那两个反对党订了一个有关选举的协定。
  • The trade pact between those two countries came to an end.那两国的通商协定宣告结束。
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