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美国国家电台 NPR 2012-10-12

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 The vice1 presidential candidates will take center stage tonight in Danville, Kentucky. NPR's senior Washington Editor Ron Elving says Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman2 Paul Ryan will outline different approaches to domestic as well as foreign policies. 

Joe Biden is very comfortable with foreign policies. He had a major foreign policy role in this administration. He was previously4 the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He considers himself to be a world-class expert on foreign policy. Paul Ryan's focus, on the other hand, has been as House Budget Committee chairman, the fiscal5 policy of the federal government, and he is going to probably want to concentrate there, but I expect both men to be highly aggressive about attacking the positions of the other man's party on both domestic issues and foreign. NPR's Ron Elving.
One of the more contentious6 issues in Washington surrounds last month deadly attack on the U.S. consulate7 in Benghazi. That claimed the lives of four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens in Libya. Republicans are examining whether requests for additional security were ignored. In the meantime, the State Department has appointed Laurence Pope charge d'affaries to temporarily take charge of U.S. diplomatic operations in Libya. 
A security official who worked for the U.S. embassy in Yemen has been killed. NPR's Michele Kelemen has reaction in Washington. 
Yemeni officials say the U.S. embassy employee was killed in a drive-by shooting and suggested al-Qaeda may have been involved. State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland says it's too early to tell.
We are deeply saddened by the killing8 of  Qassim M. Aklan, a longtime employee of the U.S. embassy in Sana'a. We condemn9 this vicious act in the strongest terms and extend our deepest condolences to his family and his friends at this difficult time.
She says Aklan was an investigator10 in the embassy's regional security office and was responsible  for routine personnel checks and relations with local authorities. Michele Kelemen, NPR News, Washington.
In Islamabad, a choir11 sings hymns12 at a Christian13 service in honor of the 15-year-old school girl who was critically wounded by Taliban gunmen two days ago. Today, Malala Yousafzai, an outspoken14 advocate for rights of Pakistani girls was transferred to a military hospital. Meanwhile, supporters such as Rubina Khalid said the girl was an inspiration to all. 
Malala can be anybody's child. It is not this thing that will stop at one person. This thing will carry on unless until we all decide to stand up to it and say no to them we are enough. 
The attack not only prompted protests and vigils across Pakistan, it also did so across the world.
At last check on Wall Street, Dow was down 18 points at 13,326; NASDAQ off there at 3,049; S&P500 up slightly at 1,433. 
You are listening to NPR News.
New York City subways are being besieged15 by pro3 and anti Muslim ads. The city's transit16 authority tried unsuccessfully to ban the first wave of ads, then other groups entered the fray17. NPR's Margot Adler reports now the city plans to put up its own subway billboards18.
The original ads were purchased by Pamela Geller, an activist19 who has been a major force against the proposed Islamic Cultural Center near Ground Zero. The ad said in any war between the civilized20 man and the savage21, support the civilized man, support Israel defeat Jihad. A group of Methodist Women bought counter ads, hate speech is not civilized. A different Christian group soldiers bought ads saying, love your Muslim neighbors. Mayor Bloomberg criticized the anti-Muslim ads, but took a free speech position. Now according to an article in the New York Post, the city's Commission on Human Rights plans its own series of billboards, featuring a big apple with the map of the world saying from many countries one city. They could go up next week. Margot Adler, NPR News, New York.
The prime minister of Turkey says the plane that was grounded in Ankara was carrying Russian made ammunitions bound for Syria. Recep Tayyip Erdogan's comments today follow several days of cross-border clashes between his country and neighboring Syria, where a civil war has been raging for a year and a half. They Syrian government, meanwhile, denies Erdogan's claims. 
Sprint22 Nextel reportedly is in talks with a Japanese cellphone company Softbank, saying only that's discussing a possible substantial investment. Sprint is this nation's third largest wireless23 carrier. 


1 vice NU0zQ     
  • He guarded himself against vice.他避免染上坏习惯。
  • They are sunk in the depth of vice.他们堕入了罪恶的深渊。
2 Congressman TvMzt7     
  • He related several anecdotes about his first years as a congressman.他讲述自己初任议员那几年的几则轶事。
  • The congressman is meditating a reply to his critics.这位国会议员正在考虑给他的批评者一个答复。
3 pro tk3zvX     
  • The two debating teams argued the question pro and con.辩论的两组从赞成与反对两方面辩这一问题。
  • Are you pro or con nuclear disarmament?你是赞成还是反对核裁军?
4 previously bkzzzC     
  • 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。
5 fiscal agbzf     
  • 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。
6 contentious fa9yk     
  • She was really not of the contentious fighting sort.她委实不是好吵好闹的人。
  • Since then they have tended to steer clear of contentious issues.从那时起,他们总想方设法避开有争议的问题。
7 consulate COwzC     
  • The Spanish consulate is the large white building opposite the bank.西班牙领事馆是银行对面的那栋高大的白色建筑物。
  • The American consulate was a magnificent edifice in the centre of Bordeaux.美国领事馆是位于波尔多市中心的一座宏伟的大厦。
8 killing kpBziQ     
  • Investors are set to make a killing from the sell-off.投资者准备清仓以便大赚一笔。
  • Last week my brother made a killing on Wall Street.上个周我兄弟在华尔街赚了一大笔。
9 condemn zpxzp     
  • Some praise him,whereas others condemn him.有些人赞扬他,而有些人谴责他。
  • We mustn't condemn him on mere suppositions.我们不可全凭臆测来指责他。
10 investigator zRQzo     
  • He was a special investigator for the FBI.他是联邦调查局的特别调查员。
  • The investigator was able to deduce the crime and find the criminal.调查者能够推出犯罪过程并锁定罪犯。
11 choir sX0z5     
  • The choir sang the words out with great vigor.合唱团以极大的热情唱出了歌词。
  • The church choir is singing tonight.今晚教堂歌唱队要唱诗。
12 hymns b7dc017139f285ccbcf6a69b748a6f93     
n.赞美诗,圣歌,颂歌( hymn的名词复数 )
  • At first, they played the hymns and marches familiar to them. 起初他们只吹奏自己熟悉的赞美诗和进行曲。 来自英汉非文学 - 百科语料821
  • I like singing hymns. 我喜欢唱圣歌。 来自辞典例句
13 Christian KVByl     
  • 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。
14 outspoken 3mIz7v     
  • He was outspoken in his criticism.他在批评中直言不讳。
  • She is an outspoken critic of the school system in this city.她是这座城市里学校制度的坦率的批评者。
15 besieged 8e843b35d28f4ceaf67a4da1f3a21399     
包围,围困,围攻( besiege的过去式和过去分词 )
  • Paris was besieged for four months and forced to surrender. 巴黎被围困了四个月后被迫投降。
  • The community besieged the newspaper with letters about its recent editorial. 公众纷纷来信对报社新近发表的社论提出诘问,弄得报社应接不暇。
16 transit MglzVT     
  • His luggage was lost in transit.他的行李在运送中丢失。
  • The canal can transit a total of 50 ships daily.这条运河每天能通过50条船。
17 fray NfDzp     
  • Why should you get involved in their fray?你为什么要介入他们的争吵呢?
  • Tempers began to fray in the hot weather.大热天脾气烦燥。
18 billboards 984a8d026956f1fd68b7105fc9074edf     
n.广告牌( billboard的名词复数 )
  • Large billboards have disfigured the scenery. 大型告示板已破坏了景色。 来自辞典例句
  • Then, put the logo in magazines and on billboards without telling anyone what it means. 接着我们把这个商标刊在杂志和广告看板上,却不跟任何人透漏它的涵意。 来自常春藤生活英语杂志-2006年4月号
19 activist gyAzO     
  • He's been a trade union activist for many years.多年来他一直是工会的积极分子。
  • He is a social activist in our factory.他是我厂的社会活动积极分子。
20 civilized UwRzDg     
  • Racism is abhorrent to a civilized society. 文明社会憎恶种族主义。
  • rising crime in our so-called civilized societies 在我们所谓文明社会中日益增多的犯罪行为
21 savage ECxzR     
  • The poor man received a savage beating from the thugs.那可怜的人遭到暴徒的痛打。
  • He has a savage temper.他脾气粗暴。
22 sprint QvWwR     
n.短距离赛跑;vi. 奋力而跑,冲刺;vt.全速跑过
  • He put on a sprint to catch the bus.他全速奔跑以赶上公共汽车。
  • The runner seemed to be rallied for a final sprint.这名赛跑者似乎在振作精神作最后的冲刺。
23 wireless Rfwww     
  • There are a lot of wireless links in a radio.收音机里有许多无线电线路。
  • Wireless messages tell us that the ship was sinking.无线电报告知我们那艘船正在下沉。
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