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NPR 2011-07-31

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From NPR news in Washington, I'm Nora Raum.
It's a long hot weekend in Washington where both the House and the Senate are in session, and the debt ceiling deadline looms1. NPR's Louise Schiavone has the lastest.
Repubilcans donimated House has slapped down the measure from Senate mojority leader Harry2 Reid. On this vote, the yeas are 143, the nays3 are 246, two thirds not voting in the affirmative, the rules are now suspended and the bill is not passed.
Stand in the way of the Senate vote of the Senate bill before midnight, even as 43 Republican Senators have told Reid they will vote no, said Reid, It really as worth possible time be, conducting the f** of us. that we'd plan to raise the debt ceiling by 2.4 trillion dollars, Republicans complain its too large an incease would defense4 bearing too great a portion of the reductions. Louise Schiviavone, NPR news, Washington.
So what's next? President Obama has called the top two Congressional Democrats5 to the White House for an up-date. Senate majority leader Harry Reid and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi are meeting the President at this hour. On the Republican side, House speaker John Boehner is holding a news conference right now. We just got underway a few minutes ago. The administration and many economists6 warn that if the limit isn't raised by Tuesday, the Government won't have money to pay its bills.
NATO said it has disabled Lybian television because it was a tool of Moammar Gadhafi in harming civilians8. Terry Shalts reprorts the alliance's airforce might not have accually blocked Lybian leader's airwaves.
NATO spokesman Conel says the alliance striked three ground-based satellites in Tripoli to, in his words, silence Gadhafi's terror broadcasts.
TV was been used as an intergoal component9 of the regime apparatus10 designed to systematically11 oppress and threaten civillians and to incite12 attacks against them. In light of our mandate13 to protect civillian lives, we had to act.
NATO said it was careful to protect both civillians and the long term capability14 of Lybian TV to operate after the conflict ends. However, it may also have preserved short term capability as reports from Tripili say state TV is still on the air. NATO has no immidiate explanation for the discrepancy15. For NPR news, I'm Terry Shalts.
Officals in Afganistan say 10 people were killed in bomb in the estern part of the country yesterday. Most of the dead were Afgan soldiers. Two NATO service members were also dead. A local offical identified the two as Americans. Also yesterday ** hit a bomb in southern Afganistan, 18 Afgan civilians were killed. US officals say the insurgents16 are getting more sophisitcated and lethal17 devices from Iran.
Federal regulators took over 3 more banks last night, one each in Indiana, Virginia, and South Carolina. This raises to 61 of the number of bank failures this year. This is NPR news.
A plane originated in New York crashed in Dianna today. Officials say there were no death but there were several injuries. There were 163 people aboard when the Carribian Airline's jet appparently overshot the ranway while trying to land in rainy weather and broken too. The US National Trasportation Safety Board is being asked for help in the investigation18.
Turkey is facing turmoil19 within its millitay this weekend. Istanbul is scrambling20 to appoint new chief of staff after the resignation of the county's top 4 military officers. NPR's Peter Kenyon reports from Istanbul the crisis marks a test of strength between the millitary and the government.
Just days ahead of an importan annual millitary meeting, the commanders of Turkey's air, land, and sea forces resigned along with the Chief of the general staff. The military has been angered by the arrest of large numbers of senior officiers in cases of alleging21 a millitary plug several years ago to destablize Turkey and topple the moderately Islamic ruling AK party. Analysts22 say the unprecedented23 mass resignation signial a new level of tension between the civilian7 government and the millitray leadership that reflects unease among cecular Turks at the AK party's growing power. But resignations were unlikely to affect ongoing24 operations including Turkey's contributions to NATO, and its crackdown on Kurdish separasist militants25 in southern Turkey. Peter Kenyon, NPR news, Istanbul.
Authorities in Egypt and Saudi Arabia annouce today that Ramadan will begin Monday. During the holy month Muslims are expected to abstain26 from food, drink, smoking and sex from Dawn to Dusk. It's also a tridition to pardon prisoners. A lawyer for two American hikers jailed in Iran for two years is hoping his clients will be among them.
I'm Nora Raum, NPR news in Washington.


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1 looms 802b73dd60a3cebff17088fed01c2705     
n.织布机( loom的名词复数 )v.隐约出现,阴森地逼近( loom的第三人称单数 );隐约出现,阴森地逼近
参考例句:
  • All were busily engaged,men at their ploughs,women at their looms. 大家都很忙,男的耕田,女的织布。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The factory has twenty-five looms. 那家工厂有25台织布机。 来自《简明英汉词典》
2 harry heBxS     
vt.掠夺,蹂躏,使苦恼
参考例句:
  • Today,people feel more hurried and harried.今天,人们感到更加忙碌和苦恼。
  • Obama harried business by Healthcare Reform plan.奥巴马用医改掠夺了商界。
3 nays 23305db6bee97d1c8b3ac4c67f2ff1e0     
n.反对票,投反对票者( nay的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The tally was two ayes and three nays. 投票结果是两票赞成,三票反对。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The tally was three yeas and two nays, so the yeas have it. 投票结果是三票赞成两票反对,投赞成票者胜利。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
4 defense AxbxB     
n.防御,保卫;[pl.]防务工事;辩护,答辩
参考例句:
  • The accused has the right to defense.被告人有权获得辩护。
  • The war has impacted the area with military and defense workers.战争使那个地区挤满了军队和防御工程人员。
5 democrats 655beefefdcaf76097d489a3ff245f76     
n.民主主义者,民主人士( democrat的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • 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》
6 economists 2ba0a36f92d9c37ef31cc751bca1a748     
n.经济学家,经济专家( economist的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The sudden rise in share prices has confounded economists. 股价的突然上涨使经济学家大惑不解。
  • Foreign bankers and economists cautiously welcomed the minister's initiative. 外国银行家和经济学家对部长的倡议反应谨慎。 来自《简明英汉词典》
7 civilian uqbzl     
adj.平民的,民用的,民众的
参考例句:
  • 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。
8 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。
9 component epSzv     
n.组成部分,成分,元件;adj.组成的,合成的
参考例句:
  • Each component is carefully checked before assembly.每个零件在装配前都经过仔细检查。
  • Blade and handle are the component parts of a knife.刀身和刀柄是一把刀的组成部分。
10 apparatus ivTzx     
n.装置,器械;器具,设备
参考例句:
  • The school's audio apparatus includes films and records.学校的视听设备包括放映机和录音机。
  • They had a very refined apparatus.他们有一套非常精良的设备。
11 systematically 7qhwn     
adv.有系统地
参考例句:
  • This government has systematically run down public services since it took office.这一屆政府自上台以来系统地削减了公共服务。
  • The rainforest is being systematically destroyed.雨林正被系统地毀灭。
12 incite kx4yv     
v.引起,激动,煽动
参考例句:
  • I wanted to point out he was a very good speaker, and could incite a crowd.我想说明他曾是一个非常出色的演讲家,非常会调动群众的情绪。
  • Just a few words will incite him into action.他只需几句话一将,就会干。
13 mandate sj9yz     
n.托管地;命令,指示
参考例句:
  • The President had a clear mandate to end the war.总统得到明确的授权结束那场战争。
  • The General Election gave him no such mandate.大选并未授予他这种权力。
14 capability JsGzZ     
n.能力;才能;(pl)可发展的能力或特性等
参考例句:
  • She has the capability to become a very fine actress.她有潜力成为杰出演员。
  • Organizing a whole department is beyond his capability.组织整个部门是他能力以外的事。
15 discrepancy ul3zA     
n.不同;不符;差异;矛盾
参考例句:
  • The discrepancy in their ages seemed not to matter.他们之间年龄的差异似乎没有多大关系。
  • There was a discrepancy in the two reports of the accident.关于那次事故的两则报道有不一致之处。
16 insurgents c68be457307815b039a352428718de59     
n.起义,暴动,造反( insurgent的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The regular troops of Baden joined the insurgents. 巴登的正规军参加到起义军方面来了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Against the Taliban and Iraqi insurgents, these problems are manageable. 要对付塔利班与伊拉克叛乱分子,这些问题还是可以把握住的。 来自互联网
17 lethal D3LyB     
adj.致死的;毁灭性的
参考例句:
  • A hammer can be a lethal weapon.铁锤可以是致命的武器。
  • She took a lethal amount of poison and died.她服了致命剂量的毒药死了。
18 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。
19 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。
20 scrambling cfea7454c3a8813b07de2178a1025138     
v.快速爬行( scramble的现在分词 );攀登;争夺;(军事飞机)紧急起飞
参考例句:
  • Scrambling up her hair, she darted out of the house. 她匆忙扎起头发,冲出房去。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
  • She is scrambling eggs. 她正在炒蛋。 来自《简明英汉词典》
21 alleging 16407100de5c54b7b204953b7a851bc3     
断言,宣称,辩解( allege的现在分词 )
参考例句:
  • His reputation was blemished by a newspaper article alleging he'd evaded his taxes. 由于报上一篇文章声称他曾逃税,他的名誉受到损害。
  • This our Peeress declined as unnecessary, alleging that her cousin Thornhill's recommendation would be sufficient. 那位贵人不肯,还说不必,只要有她老表唐希尔保荐就够了。
22 analysts 167ff30c5034ca70abe2d60a6e760448     
分析家,化验员( analyst的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • City analysts forecast huge profits this year. 伦敦金融分析家预测今年的利润非常丰厚。
  • I was impressed by the high calibre of the researchers and analysts. 研究人员和分析人员的高素质给我留下了深刻印象。
23 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。
24 ongoing 6RvzT     
adj.进行中的,前进的
参考例句:
  • The problem is ongoing.这个问题尚未解决。
  • The issues raised in the report relate directly to Age Concern's ongoing work in this area.报告中提出的问题与“关心老人”组织在这方面正在做的工作有直接的关系。
25 militants 3fa50c1e4338320d8495907fdc5bdbaf     
激进分子,好斗分子( militant的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The militants have been sporadically fighting the government for years. 几年来,反叛分子一直对政府实施零星的战斗。
  • Despite the onslaught, Palestinian militants managed to fire off rockets. 尽管如此,巴勒斯坦的激进分子仍然发射导弹。
26 abstain SVUzq     
v.自制,戒绝,弃权,避免
参考例句:
  • His doctor ordered him to abstain from beer and wine.他的医生嘱咐他戒酒。
  • Three Conservative MPs abstained in the vote.三位保守党下院议员投了弃权票。
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