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NPR 2012-01-12

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 The US needs to reward companies for keeping jobs in the United States. That message from President Obama today, he held a meeting this morning at the White House with business executives and cabinet members and the topic was jobs. Mr. Obama says even though the employment rate is dropping, more still needs to be done to help people find work.

 
 
 
“After shedding jobs for more than a decade, American manufacturers have now added jobs for two years in a row. That’s good news. But when a lot of folks are still looking for work, now is the time for us to step on the gas.”
 
 
 
The president highlighted companies that have kept workers in this country instead of outsourcing them abroad. The president now is heading to Chicago for three fundraisers for his re-election campaign.
 
 
 
It's on the South Carolina now for the Republican presidential hopefuls, but for former Senator Rick Santorum the New Hampshire primary was a major disappointment. NPR's Don Gonyea says this time Santorum finished well behind Mitt1 Romney.
 
 
 
A week ago, Santorum was the big story of the Iowa caucuses2, losing to Mitt Romney just by eight votes. Last night, he finished some 30 points behind Romney. He came in New Hampshire, hoping to use Iowa to build momentum3. He drew lots of media and good-sized crowds, but his social conservative use did not fit in with the independents and fiscal4 conservatives of New Hampshire. Here’s Santorum last night.
 
 
 
“We wanted to respect the process here. We wanted to respect the fact that we were going to campaign in every single state, states that, you know, were good for us and states that may be a little tougher.”
 
 
 
But Santorum's advisors5 predict a friendlier climate for him in South Carolina which votes in 10 days. Don Gonyea, NPR News, Manchester. 
 
 
 
Federal health officials have delayed a controversial decision about whether to test the anthrax vaccine6 on children. As NPR's Rob Stein reports, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius wants a presidential commission to examine whether such testing would be ethical7.
 
 
 
Anthrax is a potentially deadly infection that is among the most likely weapons that a bio-terrorist might use. But the anthrax vaccine has been never been tested in children. So officials have proposed sponsoring it in experiment. They want to determine how well the vaccine works in kids and what dose to give them. But the proposal has generated intense debate. Critics say the hypothetical risk of an anthrax attack is outweighed8 by the possible risks of exposing children to the vaccine. So the HHS secretary has asked the presidential bioethics commission to conduct a thorough review of the ethical considerations of testing the vaccine in children. Rob Stein, NPR News.
 
 
 
Wall Street is mixed at this hour. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 35 points at 12,427. The NASDAQ is the one bright spot, up five points at 2,708. The S&P 500 is also in negative territory, down one point right now at 1,291. Oil prices are also lower, down 59 cents.
 
 
 
This is NPR News.
 
 
 
A bomb blast has killed an Iranian nuclear expert. Officials say two people on a motorcycle attached a magnetic bomb to the man's car. Mostafa Roshan, was a chemistry expert and a professor at an Iranian university. He was working at a key nuclear facility. His driver was also killed. Nobody has claimed responsibility, and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the United States had no involvement in his death.
 
 
 
Thousands of mourners are gathering9 at an indoor arena10 in Utah for the funeral of a police officer killed during a gun battle last week. Five of their officers were injured, as NPR's Howard Berkes reports.
 
 
 
Jared Francom's death in a drug raid gone right has shaken the city of Ogden, Utah. Francom leaves behind a wife and two young children and his funeral in an indoor arena that seats more than 11,000, also includes a 90-minute procession to the Ogden City Cemetery11. Police officers from across the country were attending. The five narcotics12 agents who were also shot are recovering. Suspect, the military veteran Matthew Stewart, remains13 hospitalized with unspecified injuries. Prosecutors14 have revealed few details but say they expect to charge Stewart with aggravated15 murder and seek the death penalty. Howard Berkes, NRP News, Salt Lake City. 
 
 
 
A security firm hacked16 by the group anonymous17 over Christmas is now back online as of today. Hackers18 stole thousands of Strafor clients' credit card numbers and other personnel information, posting some of them online. Strafor provides political, economic and military analysis to help clients to reduce risk. Officials say they didn’t encrypt that info, but now will by moving it to a third party system
 
 
 
Another check on Wall Street at this hour, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 40 points.

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1 mitt Znszwo     
n.棒球手套,拳击手套,无指手套;vt.铐住,握手
参考例句:
  • I gave him a baseball mitt for his birthday.为祝贺他的生日,我送给他一只棒球手套。
  • Tom squeezed a mitt and a glove into the bag.汤姆把棒球手套和手套都塞进袋子里。
2 caucuses d49ca95184fa2aef8e2ee3b613a6f7dd     
n.(政党决定政策或推举竞选人的)核心成员( caucus的名词复数 );决策干部;决策委员会;秘密会议
参考例句:
  • Republican caucuses will happen in about 410 towns across Maine. 共和党团会议选举将在缅因州的约410个城镇进行。 来自互联网
3 momentum DjZy8     
n.动力,冲力,势头;动量
参考例句:
  • We exploit the energy and momentum conservation laws in this way.我们就是这样利用能量和动量守恒定律的。
  • The law of momentum conservation could supplant Newton's third law.动量守恒定律可以取代牛顿第三定律。
4 fiscal agbzf     
adj.财政的,会计的,国库的,国库岁入的
参考例句:
  • The increase of taxation is an important fiscal policy.增税是一项重要的财政政策。
  • The government has two basic strategies of fiscal policy available.政府有两个可行的财政政策基本战略。
5 advisors 9c02a9c1778f1533c47ade215559070d     
n.顾问,劝告者( advisor的名词复数 );(指导大学新生学科问题等的)指导教授
参考例句:
  • The governors felt that they were being strung along by their advisors. 地方长官感到他们一直在受顾问们的愚弄。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • We will consult together with advisors about her education. 我们将一起和专家商议她的教育事宜。 来自互联网
6 vaccine Ki1wv     
n.牛痘苗,疫苗;adj.牛痘的,疫苗的
参考例句:
  • The polio vaccine has saved millions of lives.脊髓灰质炎疫苗挽救了数以百万计的生命。
  • She takes a vaccine against influenza every fall.她每年秋季接种流感疫苗。
7 ethical diIz4     
adj.伦理的,道德的,合乎道德的
参考例句:
  • It is necessary to get the youth to have a high ethical concept.必须使青年具有高度的道德观念。
  • It was a debate which aroused fervent ethical arguments.那是一场引发强烈的伦理道德争论的辩论。
8 outweighed ab362c03a68adf0ab499937abbf51262     
v.在重量上超过( outweigh的过去式和过去分词 );在重要性或价值方面超过
参考例句:
  • This boxer outweighed by his opponent 20 pounds. 这个拳击选手体重比他的对手重20磅。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • She outweighed me by ten pounds, and sometimes she knocked me down. 她的体重超过我十磅,有时竟把我撞倒。 来自百科语句
9 gathering ChmxZ     
n.集会,聚会,聚集
参考例句:
  • He called on Mr. White to speak at the gathering.他请怀特先生在集会上讲话。
  • He is on the wing gathering material for his novels.他正忙于为他的小说收集资料。
10 arena Yv4zd     
n.竞技场,运动场所;竞争场所,舞台
参考例句:
  • She entered the political arena at the age of 25. 她25岁进入政界。
  • He had not an adequate arena for the exercise of his talents.他没有充分发挥其才能的场所。
11 cemetery ur9z7     
n.坟墓,墓地,坟场
参考例句:
  • He was buried in the cemetery.他被葬在公墓。
  • His remains were interred in the cemetery.他的遗体葬在墓地。
12 narcotics 6c5fe7d3dc96f0626f1c875799f8ddb1     
n.麻醉药( narcotic的名词复数 );毒品;毒
参考例句:
  • The use of narcotics by teenagers is a problem in many countries. 青少年服用麻醉药在许多国家中都是一个问题。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • Police shook down the club, looking for narcotics. 警方彻底搜查了这个俱乐部,寻找麻醉品。 来自《简明英汉词典》
13 remains 1kMzTy     
n.剩余物,残留物;遗体,遗迹
参考例句:
  • He ate the remains of food hungrily.他狼吞虎咽地吃剩余的食物。
  • The remains of the meal were fed to the dog.残羹剩饭喂狗了。
14 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。
15 aggravated d0aec1b8bb810b0e260cb2aa0ff9c2ed     
使恶化( aggravate的过去式和过去分词 ); 使更严重; 激怒; 使恼火
参考例句:
  • If he aggravated me any more I shall hit him. 假如他再激怒我,我就要揍他。
  • Far from relieving my cough, the medicine aggravated it. 这药非但不镇咳,反而使我咳嗽得更厉害。
16 hacked FrgzgZ     
生气
参考例句:
  • I hacked the dead branches off. 我把枯树枝砍掉了。
  • I'm really hacked off. 我真是很恼火。
17 anonymous lM2yp     
adj.无名的;匿名的;无特色的
参考例句:
  • Sending anonymous letters is a cowardly act.寄匿名信是懦夫的行为。
  • The author wishes to remain anonymous.作者希望姓名不公开。
18 hackers dc5d6e5c0ffd6d1cd249286ced098382     
n.计算机迷( hacker的名词复数 );私自存取或篡改电脑资料者,电脑“黑客”
参考例句:
  • They think of viruses that infect an organization from the outside.They envision hackers breaking into their information vaults. 他们考虑来自外部的感染公司的病毒,他们设想黑客侵入到信息宝库中。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Arranging a meeting with the hackers took weeks againoff-again email exchanges. 通过几星期电子邮件往来安排见面,他们最终同意了。 来自互联网
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