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NPR 2011-08-14

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 From NPR News in Washington, I’m Nora Raum.

        While in the final hour voting in Ames, Iowa in the Straw poll of what voters think of the Republican presidential candidates. This not bide1 in elections is viewed as early indicator2 of the candidates appear in the organization. NPR’s Debbie Elliott is following the story. She says the candidates are trying to a track support as they can.
        All of them are offering up special but food and entertainment, for example a hymn3 comes to attend this morning. He was singing gospel backed up on bass4 and guitar by My Cutbeat and serving godfathers piece outside as their former CEO of that company.
        NPR’s Debbie Elliott in Ames, Iowa
        Voter Jim Handsome of Des Moines doesn’t know yet who go support but he noted5 looking for.
        “But I’m deciding as I wake up the steps. I think the first time I hear somebody talked about the middle class. And it’s going to be very realistic.”
        Nine candidates are on the ballot6. Also today another Republican entered the race. Texas governor Rick Perry told Conservatives activists7 in Charleston, South Carolina if elected President he would make the federal government as in consequential8 as he can by cutting taxes and reducing regulations.
         “It’s time to believe again in the potential of private enterprise, set free from the shackles9 overbearing federal government. And it is time to truly restore our standing10 in the world, and renew our faith in freedom as the best hope for peace in this world that’s beset11 which strife12. The change we seek will never emanate13 out of Washington D.C.”
        Perry said he’s confident he can win the Republican nomination14 and go want to be President Obama. 
        Veteran American police chief William Bratton is to advise the British government on how to prevent another outburst of the street violence. NPR’s Philip Reeves says Bratton is not expected to meet Prime Minister David Cameron until next month. But the chief has already offering his views. 
        Bratton concerned arrests where to violence. It must tackle underlined causes such as racial tensions. So says Bratton, former police chief of New York, Los Angeles and Boston among who the British calling American super cop. So among one thousand and several hundred people have now been arrested following 4 days of arson15 and looting in London and several other cities. Bratton told ABC’s such violence is partly society issue. Bratton has reputation for taking tough measures against gangs and other harden criminals but also of building community relations. Yet not everyone here welcomes Bratton’s help. Several British police organizations are already questioning the usefulness of taking advice from our American. For Philip Reeves, NPR News, London.
        Rebels in Libya are fighting their way in the city of Zawiya This has been a crucial goal of the rebels who were trying to break the deadlock16 with the Libyan government. The city is 30 miles west of Tripoli. A rebel victory there could cut off the main supply route to Tunisia. This is NPR News from Washington.
        The Federal Reserve announcement this week to maintain low interest rates for the receivable future. It’s having an effect north of the boarder. Dan Karpenchuk reports U.S. interest rates now present a significant dilemma17 for the bank of Canada. 
        Canada Central Bank has been hindering interest rates would be gradually increasing. Analysts18 believed that it would begin in September. But the U.S. Federal Reserve announcement that would keep interest rates low for 2 years that’s taken policymakers in Canada by surprise. Some analysts fear that they were forced back Canada to know cut rates instead of raising them and could also drive up the value of the Canadian dollar which in turn would increase cars making Canadian products less competitive. They also believe it could push the country into a dip-recession overheat the housing market and influence private spending beyond reasonable limits. Fewer believed that the bank of Canada can continue with this current policy and chose Canada is an inextricable link to dramatic changes of the U.S. For NPR News, I’m Dan Karpenchuk, Toronto.
        Police in Philadelphia arrested about 50 teenagers last night for violating the city’s curfew. Officials are trying to stop mobs responsible for random19 attacks on people. 
        The American Civil Liberties Union is criticizing San Francisco authorities for blocking self service in 4 train stations this week. Official say they turned off power to cellular20 towers Thursday to prevent people from using their phones to stage protests. The demonstration21 never materialized that complained protest a police shooting last month. The Electronic Frontier Foundation compared city authorities to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak whose regime cut cells and enter their services for days during protests against their authoritarian22 rule. 
        I’m Nora Raum, NPR News in Washington.

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1 bide VWTzo     
v.忍耐;等候;住
参考例句:
  • We'll have to bide our time until the rain stops.我们必须等到雨停。
  • Bide here for a while. 请在这儿等一会儿。
2 indicator i8NxM     
n.指标;指示物,指示者;指示器
参考例句:
  • Gold prices are often seen as an indicator of inflation.黃金价格常常被看作是通货膨胀的指标。
  • His left-hand indicator is flashing.他左手边的转向灯正在闪亮。
3 hymn m4Wyw     
n.赞美诗,圣歌,颂歌
参考例句:
  • They sang a hymn of praise to God.他们唱着圣歌,赞美上帝。
  • The choir has sung only two verses of the last hymn.合唱团只唱了最后一首赞美诗的两个段落。
4 bass APUyY     
n.男低音(歌手);低音乐器;低音大提琴
参考例句:
  • He answered my question in a surprisingly deep bass.他用一种低得出奇的声音回答我的问题。
  • The bass was to give a concert in the park.那位男低音歌唱家将在公园中举行音乐会。
5 noted 5n4zXc     
adj.著名的,知名的
参考例句:
  • The local hotel is noted for its good table.当地的那家酒店以餐食精美而著称。
  • Jim is noted for arriving late for work.吉姆上班迟到出了名。
6 ballot jujzB     
n.(不记名)投票,投票总数,投票权;vi.投票
参考例句:
  • The members have demanded a ballot.会员们要求投票表决。
  • The union said they will ballot members on whether to strike.工会称他们将要求会员投票表决是否罢工。
7 activists 90fd83cc3f53a40df93866d9c91bcca4     
n.(政治活动的)积极分子,活动家( activist的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • 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》
8 consequential caQyq     
adj.作为结果的,间接的;重要的
参考例句:
  • She was injured and suffered a consequential loss of earnings.她受了伤因而收入受损。
  • This new transformation is at least as consequential as that one was.这一新的转变至少和那次一样重要。
9 shackles 91740de5ccb43237ed452a2a2676e023     
手铐( shackle的名词复数 ); 脚镣; 束缚; 羁绊
参考例句:
  • a country struggling to free itself from the shackles of colonialism 为摆脱殖民主义的枷锁而斗争的国家
  • The cars of the train are coupled together by shackles. 火车的车厢是用钩链连接起来的。
10 standing 2hCzgo     
n.持续,地位;adj.永久的,不动的,直立的,不流动的
参考例句:
  • After the earthquake only a few houses were left standing.地震过后只有几幢房屋还立着。
  • They're standing out against any change in the law.他们坚决反对对法律做任何修改。
11 beset SWYzq     
v.镶嵌;困扰,包围
参考例句:
  • She wanted to enjoy her retirement without being beset by financial worries.她想享受退休生活而不必为金钱担忧。
  • The plan was beset with difficulties from the beginning.这项计划自开始就困难重重。
12 strife NrdyZ     
n.争吵,冲突,倾轧,竞争
参考例句:
  • We do not intend to be drawn into the internal strife.我们不想卷入内乱之中。
  • Money is a major cause of strife in many marriages.金钱是造成很多婚姻不和的一个主要原因。
13 emanate DPXz3     
v.发自,来自,出自
参考例句:
  • Waves emanate from the same atom source.波是由同一原子辐射的。
  • These chemicals can emanate certain poisonous gases.这些化学药品会散发出某些有毒的气味。
14 nomination BHMxw     
n.提名,任命,提名权
参考例句:
  • John is favourite to get the nomination for club president.约翰最有希望被提名为俱乐部主席。
  • Few people pronounced for his nomination.很少人表示赞成他的提名。
15 arson 3vOz3     
n.纵火,放火
参考例句:
  • He was serving a ten spot for arson.他因纵火罪在服十年徒刑。
  • He was arraigned on a charge of arson.他因被指控犯纵火罪而被传讯。
16 deadlock mOIzU     
n.僵局,僵持
参考例句:
  • The negotiations reached a deadlock after two hours.两小时后,谈判陷入了僵局。
  • The employers and strikers are at a deadlock over the wage.雇主和罢工者在工资问题上相持不下。
17 dilemma Vlzzf     
n.困境,进退两难的局面
参考例句:
  • I am on the horns of a dilemma about the matter.这件事使我进退两难。
  • He was thrown into a dilemma.他陷入困境。
18 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。
19 random HT9xd     
adj.随机的;任意的;n.偶然的(或随便的)行动
参考例句:
  • The list is arranged in a random order.名单排列不分先后。
  • On random inspection the meat was found to be bad.经抽查,发现肉变质了。
20 cellular aU1yo     
adj.移动的;细胞的,由细胞组成的
参考例句:
  • She has a cellular telephone in her car.她的汽车里有一部无线通讯电话机。
  • Many people use cellular materials as sensitive elements in hygrometers.很多人用蜂窝状的材料作为测量温度的传感元件。
21 demonstration 9waxo     
n.表明,示范,论证,示威
参考例句:
  • 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。
22 authoritarian Kulzq     
n./adj.专制(的),专制主义者,独裁主义者
参考例句:
  • Foreign diplomats suspect him of authoritarian tendencies.各国外交官怀疑他有着独裁主义倾向。
  • The authoritarian policy wasn't proved to be a success.独裁主义的政策证明并不成功。
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