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NPR 2011-07-24

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Police are releasing some details about the man accused of perpetrating both a bomb attack and a shooting rampage in Norway that killed at least 92 people. Terri Schultz reports Norwegian police say the suspect is cooperating with the investigation1, but they have not said whether or not he's revealed a motive2 for his actions.

Police say 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik was arrested on the island of Utoya, where he allegedly killed scores of youths attending a camp there. He's been charged with two counts of murder which are being classified as acts of terrorism. Police spokesman Roger Andresen says the charge is the most serious under Norwegian law, carrying a maximum sentence of 21 years in prison. There's no death penalty in Norway. Andresen says Breivik has been eager to talk to investigators4 but would not revealed whether a motive has been expressed. What we know Anderson told the news conference is that Breivik is a right-wing Christian5 fundamentalist we have not seen links to anti-Muslim groups. Police is still not able to say whether Breivik acted alone. For NPR News, I'm Terri Schultz.

In the latest setback6 for China's high-speed rail network, two bullet trains have collided, causing a major derailment. As NPR's Louisa Lim reports, the state-run news agency says at least 32 people have died in the accident; more than 100 others have been taken to the hospital.

The train was traveling in the east China outside the city of Wenzhou when it derailed. Passengers on Chinese microblogs say the accident happened in a thunderstorm when one train apparently7 lost power and was subsequently hit by another train. Dramatic pictures show a carriage dangling8 from a 60-foot bridge and another already fallen to the ground. This disaster is the latest in a series of problems for China's high-speed rail network. Power outages have plagued its high-profile Shanghai to Beijing line. The railways minister was sacked for corruption9, and the ministry10 has just announced it shoulders debts amounting to 300 billion dollars. This accident will only add to the cause of criticism surrounding the high-speed rail network and mounting doubts about its safety. Louisa Lim, NPR News, Beijing.

A truck driver is dead, four other motorists are injured north of Boston following an overnight crash on Interstate 1. The tanker11 struck a median then burst into flames, setting three buildings on fire. Authorities are still investigating what happened to cause the truck driver to lose control.

Few artists could summarize their own career in a single song as well as Amy Winehouse.

"They tried to make me go to rehab, I said no, no, no."

Occasionally, she said yes to rehab, but today after years of alcohol and drug abuse, she was found dead at her London home. She was 27. The cause of death is not immediately known. In her short career, the soulful singer with the black beehive hairdo won five Grammys.

This is NPR News from Washington.

There are no obvious signs or a breakthrough, but President Obama and congressional leaders are still working on averting12 an unprecedented13 default in just 10 days. Lawmakers met with the president this morning for less than an hour, and House Speaker John Boehner conducted a conference call with fellow Republicans this afternoon. The White House says the president will not accept a short-term lifting of the nation's debt limit.

This year's Tour de France cross-country cycling race has been a series of high tension first. Among them, as Frank Browning reports, for the first time an Australian has all but sealed a title.

Cadel Evans, for years a top contender, but never a winner came in first today in the Tour's last series ride. Today's 25-mile time trial around Grenoble opened with Luxemburg's Andy Schleck in the overall lead followed by his brother Frank Schleck and Evans a close third. It looked like the first time the two brothers would take first and second place, but Cadel Evans knew the route better, and he came at 55 minutes 40 seconds. Then Germany's Tony Martin overtook Andy Schleck by a minute and a half for second place. Tour favorite and three-time winner Alberto Contador was far behind. A largely ceremonial ride opened Sunday morning from suburban14 Paris to pass up and down the Champs-Elysees before the three claimed their trophy15 cups. For NPR News, I'm Frank Browning.

There is no scheduled NFL player vote yet for an owner-approved proposal. That would put the league back in business after a four-month lockout. NFL Commissioner16 Roger Goodell and a player rep. spoke3 today about the legal language in the proposal. One fitness trainer says the lack of an extended preseason will seriously affect those who've not prepared.

I'm Nancy Lyons, NPR News.


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1 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。
2 motive GFzxz     
n.动机,目的;adv.发动的,运动的
参考例句:
  • The police could not find a motive for the murder.警察不能找到谋杀的动机。
  • He had some motive in telling this fable.他讲这寓言故事是有用意的。
3 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。
4 investigators e970f9140785518a87fc81641b7c89f7     
n.调查者,审查者( investigator的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • This memo could be the smoking gun that investigators have been looking for. 这份备忘录可能是调查人员一直在寻找的证据。
  • The team consisted of six investigators and two secretaries. 这个团队由六个调查人员和两个秘书组成。 来自《简明英汉词典》
5 Christian KVByl     
adj.基督教徒的;n.基督教徒
参考例句:
  • They always addressed each other by their Christian name.他们总是以教名互相称呼。
  • His mother is a sincere Christian.他母亲是个虔诚的基督教徒。
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 apparently tMmyQ     
adv.显然地;表面上,似乎
参考例句:
  • An apparently blind alley leads suddenly into an open space.山穷水尽,豁然开朗。
  • He was apparently much surprised at the news.他对那个消息显然感到十分惊异。
8 dangling 4930128e58930768b1c1c75026ebc649     
悬吊着( dangle的现在分词 ); 摆动不定; 用某事物诱惑…; 吊胃口
参考例句:
  • The tooth hung dangling by the bedpost, now. 结果,那颗牙就晃来晃去吊在床柱上了。
  • The children sat on the high wall,their legs dangling. 孩子们坐在一堵高墙上,摇晃着他们的双腿。
9 corruption TzCxn     
n.腐败,堕落,贪污
参考例句:
  • 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。
10 ministry kD5x2     
n.(政府的)部;牧师
参考例句:
  • They sent a deputation to the ministry to complain.他们派了一个代表团到部里投诉。
  • We probed the Air Ministry statements.我们调查了空军部的记录。
11 tanker xqawA     
n.油轮
参考例句:
  • The tanker took on 200,000 barrels of crude oil.油轮装载了二十万桶原油。
  • Heavy seas had pounded the tanker into three parts.汹涌的巨浪把油轮撞成三载。
12 averting edcbf586a27cf6d086ae0f4d09219f92     
防止,避免( avert的现在分词 ); 转移
参考例句:
  • The margin of time for averting crisis was melting away. 可以用来消弥这一危机的些许时光正在逝去。
  • These results underscore the value of rescue medications in averting psychotic relapse. 这些结果显示了救护性治疗对避免精神病复发的价值。
13 unprecedented 7gSyJ     
adj.无前例的,新奇的
参考例句:
  • The air crash caused an unprecedented number of deaths.这次空难的死亡人数是空前的。
  • A flood of this sort is really unprecedented.这样大的洪水真是十年九不遇。
14 suburban Usywk     
adj.城郊的,在郊区的
参考例句:
  • Suburban shopping centers were springing up all over America. 效区的商业中心在美国如雨后春笋般地兴起。
  • There's a lot of good things about suburban living.郊区生活是有许多优点。
15 trophy 8UFzI     
n.优胜旗,奖品,奖杯,战胜品,纪念品
参考例句:
  • The cup is a cherished trophy of the company.那只奖杯是该公司很珍惜的奖品。
  • He hung the lion's head as a trophy.他把那狮子头挂起来作为狩猎纪念品。
16 commissioner gq3zX     
n.(政府厅、局、处等部门)专员,长官,委员
参考例句:
  • The commissioner has issued a warrant for her arrest.专员发出了对她的逮捕令。
  • He was tapped for police commissioner.他被任命为警务处长。
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