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NPR 2012-01-22

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 A rainy day in parts of South Carolina not stopping primary voters today, Johnston resident Bill Mercue voted for Newt Gingrich.

 
"I like his philosophy. I like his savvy1.  Yet I like he makes sense."
 
Susan Leedom of Charleston voted for Mitt2 Romney.
 
"Our country has major challenges and opportunities. And I think it would be good for the first time in a long time to have a business perspective to attempt to run our country as a business."
 
Speaking in Greenville, South Carolina this morning, candidate Newt Gingrich said a lots on the line today.
 
"This is about your future. We want to unleash3 the power of the American people to create a much bigger, much better, much more prosperous America."
 
For more than 30 years beginning with Ronald Reagan, every candidate who's won the South Carolina primary has gone on to win the GOP presidential nomination4
 
The Northeast digging out from the first winter snowstorm of the season. As NPR's Joel Rose reports the storm created slippery conditions and some delays at airports. 
 
The storm dropped several inches of snow across the Mid-Atlantic, flights arriving at Philadelphia International Airport were delayed because of ice and snow accumulation, some by more than two hours. Airports in New York and New Jersey5 reported fewer delays. At a news conference, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city had 1,500 snow plows6 at the ready, each equipped with global positioning systems. But Bloomberg said the snow did not appear to be as bad as initially7 forecast. 
 
"So whatever does get on the ground should disappear within a day or so, and because it's a weekend, it has less effect on commerce and traffic."
 
For many parts of the Northeast, this is the first major snowfall since the rare October storm that knocked out power to millions. Joel Rose, NPR News, Philadelphia.
 
Afghan President Hamid Karzai is telling his nation's government that he is doing what he can, including the previously8 unthinkable, to try to bring peace to his nation. NPR's Ahmad Shafi reports.
 
In his speech to the Afghan Parliament, Karzai announced he has personally met with representatives of the Hezbi Islami Party. They are part of a group of insurgents9 operating mostly in the south and eastern Afghanistan. The leader of the group, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, is a former US ally and currently listed as a terrorist by the United States. The Afghan president also said he supports the Taliban's opening an office in the Gulf10 nation of Qatar. He said he has lost many friends as he went through a long list of his allies and tribal11 elders who have systematically12 been assassinated13 by the militants14 over the last two years. He was very emotional when he read his own brother's name Ahmed Wali Karzai who was killed over the summer. Ahmad Shafi, NPR News, Kabul.
 
The UN shows that more than 30,000 Afghans have applied15 for political asylum16
 
This is NPR News.
 
Britain's broadcasting regulator has pulled the license17 of Iran's state-run English language Press TV. Larry Miller18 reports, Press TV claims the British Royal Family is behind the move.
 
Broadcasting's independent regulator Ofcom says Press TV's practice of making editorial decisions from Tehran breaches19 its license terms. It warned the broadcaster in November to switch editorial control to the UK or lose British satellite and cable access. Ofcom says Press TV failed to respond. However, Press TV claims the move is retribution for calling the regulator subservient20 to the British government and the monarchy21
 
"Now Ofcom, the media arm of the Royal Family, is seeking to put an end to Press TV's broadcasting in the UK."
 
Press TV also failed to pay 150,000-dollar fine imposed for airing an interview with an imprisoned22 Newsweek journalist carried out under duress23. For NPR News, I'm Larry Miller in London.
 
Winter descended24 on the Pacific Northwest with snow, ice and powerful winds. Trees fell, clean-up crews were out in force. Tens of thousands lost power, facing a cold weekend and potential flooding. In Puyallup, Washington, homeowner Debbie Turver says she's worried about the food in her freezer.
 
"My son is a hunter, so I have a freezer full of alchemy. I'm concerned about that."
 
In Washington, President Obama delivers his State of the Union speech this week with the economy a central thing. The president expected to talk about college affordability25, US manufacturing and housing wealth.

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1 savvy 3CkzV     
v.知道,了解;n.理解能力,机智,悟性;adj.有见识的,懂实际知识的,通情达理的
参考例句:
  • She was a pretty savvy woman.她是个见过世面的漂亮女人。
  • Where's your savvy?你的常识到哪里去了?
2 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。
3 unleash bjewz     
vt.发泄,发出;解带子放开
参考例句:
  • They hope to create allies to unleash against diseases,pests,and invasive species.他们希望创造出一些新群体来对付疾病、害虫和一些有侵害性的物种。
  • Changing water levels now at times unleash a miasma of disease from exposed sewage.如今,大坝不时地改变水位,从暴露的污水释放出了疾病瘴气。
4 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。
5 jersey Lp5zzo     
n.运动衫
参考例句:
  • He wears a cotton jersey when he plays football.他穿运动衫踢足球。
  • They were dressed alike in blue jersey and knickers.他们穿着一致,都是蓝色的运动衫和灯笼短裤。
6 plows 7817048a62a416c01167efbd3f217c22     
n.犁( plow的名词复数 );犁型铲雪机v.耕( plow的第三人称单数 );犁耕;费力穿过
参考例句:
  • Alex and Tony were turning awkward hands to plows and hoe handles. 亚历克斯和托尼在犁耙等农活方面都几乎变成新手了。
  • Plows are still pulled by oxen in some countries. 在一些国家犁头仍由牛拖拉。
7 initially 273xZ     
adv.最初,开始
参考例句:
  • The ban was initially opposed by the US.这一禁令首先遭到美国的反对。
  • Feathers initially developed from insect scales.羽毛最初由昆虫的翅瓣演化而来。
8 previously bkzzzC     
adv.以前,先前(地)
参考例句:
  • The bicycle tyre blew out at a previously damaged point.自行车胎在以前损坏过的地方又爆开了。
  • Let me digress for a moment and explain what had happened previously.让我岔开一会儿,解释原先发生了什么。
9 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
10 gulf 1e0xp     
n.海湾;深渊,鸿沟;分歧,隔阂
参考例句:
  • The gulf between the two leaders cannot be bridged.两位领导人之间的鸿沟难以跨越。
  • There is a gulf between the two cities.这两座城市间有个海湾。
11 tribal ifwzzw     
adj.部族的,种族的
参考例句:
  • He became skilled in several tribal lingoes.他精通几种部族的语言。
  • The country was torn apart by fierce tribal hostilities.那个国家被部落间的激烈冲突弄得四分五裂。
12 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。
13 assassinated 0c3415de7f33014bd40a19b41ce568df     
v.暗杀( assassinate的过去式和过去分词 );中伤;诋毁;破坏
参考例句:
  • The prime minister was assassinated by extremists. 首相遭极端分子暗杀。
  • Then, just two days later, President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. 跟着在两天以后,肯尼迪总统在达拉斯被人暗杀。 来自辞典例句
14 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。
15 applied Tz2zXA     
adj.应用的;v.应用,适用
参考例句:
  • She plans to take a course in applied linguistics.她打算学习应用语言学课程。
  • This cream is best applied to the face at night.这种乳霜最好晚上擦脸用。
16 asylum DobyD     
n.避难所,庇护所,避难
参考例句:
  • The people ask for political asylum.人们请求政治避难。
  • Having sought asylum in the West for many years,they were eventually granted it.他们最终获得了在西方寻求多年的避难权。
17 license B9TzU     
n.执照,许可证,特许;v.许可,特许
参考例句:
  • The foreign guest has a license on the person.这个外国客人随身携带执照。
  • The driver was arrested for having false license plates on his car.司机由于使用假车牌而被捕。
18 miller ZD6xf     
n.磨坊主
参考例句:
  • Every miller draws water to his own mill.磨坊主都往自己磨里注水。
  • The skilful miller killed millions of lions with his ski.技术娴熟的磨坊主用雪橇杀死了上百万头狮子。
19 breaches f7e9a03d0b1fa3eeb94ac8e8ffbb509a     
破坏( breach的名词复数 ); 破裂; 缺口; 违背
参考例句:
  • He imposed heavy penalties for breaches of oath or pledges. 他对违反誓言和保证的行为给予严厉的惩罚。
  • This renders all breaches of morality before marriage very uncommon. 这样一来,婚前败坏道德的事就少见了。
20 subservient WqByt     
adj.卑屈的,阿谀的
参考例句:
  • He was subservient and servile.他低声下气、卑躬屈膝。
  • It was horrible to have to be affable and subservient.不得不强作欢颜卖弄风骚,真是太可怕了。
21 monarchy e6Azi     
n.君主,最高统治者;君主政体,君主国
参考例句:
  • The monarchy in England plays an important role in British culture.英格兰的君主政体在英国文化中起重要作用。
  • The power of the monarchy in Britain today is more symbolical than real.今日英国君主的权力多为象徵性的,无甚实际意义。
22 imprisoned bc7d0bcdd0951055b819cfd008ef0d8d     
下狱,监禁( imprison的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • He was imprisoned for two concurrent terms of 30 months and 18 months. 他被判处30个月和18个月的监禁,合并执行。
  • They were imprisoned for possession of drugs. 他们因拥有毒品而被监禁。
23 duress DkEzG     
n.胁迫
参考例句:
  • He claimed that he signed the confession under duress.他说他是被迫在认罪书上签字的。
  • These unequal treaties were made under duress.这些不平等条约是在强迫下签订的。
24 descended guQzoy     
a.为...后裔的,出身于...的
参考例句:
  • A mood of melancholy descended on us. 一种悲伤的情绪袭上我们的心头。
  • The path descended the hill in a series of zigzags. 小路呈连续的之字形顺着山坡蜿蜒而下。
25 affordability b765fd6126db9695d9d5b74d209e7527     
可购性
参考例句:
  • Performance-Based Logistics Affordability: Can We Afford Categorical Conversion to Performance-Based Acquisition? 基于性能的后期的可承受性:能否担负得起向基于性能的采办的无条件的转变?
  • There would be no crisis of affordability, as't for food or clothing. 就想食物与服装一样,因为供给没有危机。
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