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美国国家电台 NPR 2012-11-03

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 The nation's coming of a better than expected month for hiring. The Labor1 Department says the economy added 171,000 jobs in October, but the unemployment rate edged up to 7.9%. As more people resumed their jobs search and were therefore included in the jobs tally2

Labor Secretary Linda Solis says the overall jobs gain is better than some people might think. 
The job report for this month is again one picture what is happening, but when you look over the course of the last, almost three years, now that the president, 3.5 years of president has been in office. We've actually made up for those job losses and actually added 1.2 million jobs on top of that. Secretary Solis on CNN as President Obama defends his jobs building record with just days to go in the campaign for reelection today. He was back in Ohio which has become one of the central battlegrounds of dueling3 political ads in the fight for the White House.
Today, Mitt4 Romney was in Wisconsin, the home state of his running mate Paul Ryan, NPR's Ari Schapiro reports the former governor delivered what his campaign describes as the closing argument to voters. 
This was not a typical stump5 speech. Mitt Romney took a step back from the daily back-and-forth to portray6 the decision facing voters. He described some of the promises President Obama has failed to keep in the last four years. 
And how is it that he has fallen so short of what he promised? In part it is because he has never led before, he never worked across the aisle7 before, he never truly understood how jobs were created in the economy. And of course today, he is now making new promises. Promises he will be unable to keep. 
He delivered the speech in Wisconsin. The state hints to be blue. But Republicans have been fighting for since congressman8 Paul Ryan of Wisconsin joined the ticket. Romney said next to marrying Ann Romney, "Paul Ryan is the best choice I've ever made". Ari Schapiro, NPR News, traveling with the Romney campaign.
Now onto hurricane recovery on the east coast, people in New Jersey9 and New York are scrambling10 to get gasoline at some stations while electricity is limited and supplies are running low. People have been waiting for several hours for tankers11 to bring new shipments. Here is more from NPR News' Joel Rose in New York. 
The congestion12 in downtown Brooklyn seem to ease a bit today after two days of nightmare gridlock. It could be that many would-be commuters gave up and decided13 to stay at home. It's also possible that some have simply run out of gas. Many gas stations across the region remain closed, those that do have gas also have long lines. That can stretch for blocks. Subway service from Brooklyn to Manhattan is still shut down. For a second day in a row, thousands of people in Brooklyn waited in line to squeeze onto shuttle buses that would carry them into Manhattan. Meanwhile, hundreds of cyclists rode their bikes over the east river bridges into Lower Manhattan, which is still largely without power. Joel Rose, NPR News, New York.
At last check on Wall Street, Dow was down more than 100 points. 
This is NPR.
The Pentagon is refuting GOP claims that the military did not move quickly enough after the U.S. consulate14 in Benghazi, Libya was struck in September. Spokesman George Little says troops were ready within a few hours and that the defense15 secretary had ordered several units to respond from bases in the U.S. and Europe. Little says the Pentagon will soon release a timeline of the military's actions on September 11th of this year. 
A lot of attention has been paid to the presidential campaign in these final days of the race. But what of the congressional contest will aline of the tightest senate races. Two thirds of the Republicans are being outspent on television by unaffiliated Republican groups. Among Democrats17, a political ad spending balance is tilted18 very differently. NPR's S.V Date breaks it down.
In Indiana, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, Republican candidates are spending less than the outside groups supporting  them. In Ohio and Virginia, it's a fraction of what the groups are spending. The television advertising19 data come from Kantar media for NPR and the PBS News hour. In Ohio, Senate Candidate Josh Mandel has spent $ 6.5 million on ads, while groups like the U.S. Chamber20 of Commerce have spent over $18 million to help him. Like on this ad attacking the incumbent21 Democrat16.
Ohio can't afford six more years of senator Brown. The U.S. chamber's responsible for the contact. 
Only in Indiana and North Dekota have the Democrats spent less than the outside groups' supporting. S.V. Date, NPR News.
The owners of Hyundai and Kia vehicles sold in the last three years may get reimbursements22. That's because the company is currently inflated23 the vehicles' gas mileage24.
I'm Lakshmi Singh, NPR News, in Washington.


1 labor P9Tzs     
  • We are never late in satisfying him for his labor.我们从不延误付给他劳动报酬。
  • He was completely spent after two weeks of hard labor.艰苦劳动两周后,他已经疲惫不堪了。
2 tally Gg1yq     
  • Don't forget to keep a careful tally of what you spend.别忘了仔细记下你的开支账目。
  • The facts mentioned in the report tally to every detail.报告中所提到的事实都丝毫不差。
3 dueling dueling     
n. 决斗, 抗争(=duelling) 动词duel的现在分词形式
  • More light-hearted But somewhat puzzled, Vladimir prepared to meet Eugene on the dueling ground. 弗拉基米尔心里轻松了一些,但仍感到有些困惑,在这种心情下,他准备去决斗场地迎战叶甫盖尼。 来自英汉 - 翻译样例 - 文学
  • They had been dueling for hours and finally called a draw. 他们一直决斗了数小时,最后打成平局。
4 mitt Znszwo     
  • 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。
5 stump hGbzY     
  • He went on the stump in his home state.他到故乡所在的州去发表演说。
  • He used the stump as a table.他把树桩用作桌子。
6 portray mPLxy     
  • It is difficult to portray feelings in words.感情很难用言语来描写。
  • Can you portray the best and worst aspects of this job?您能描述一下这份工作最好与最坏的方面吗?
7 aisle qxPz3     
  • The aisle was crammed with people.过道上挤满了人。
  • The girl ushered me along the aisle to my seat.引座小姐带领我沿着通道到我的座位上去。
8 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。
9 jersey Lp5zzo     
  • 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。
10 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
  • 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》
11 tankers f6c16f554e37ea81859ae031ca991f5d     
运送大量液体或气体的轮船[卡车]( tanker的名词复数 ); 油轮; 罐车; 油槽车
  • They should stop offloading waste from oil tankers into the sea. 他们应当停止从油轮上往海里倾倒废弃物。
  • The harbour admits large tankers and freighters. 这个港口容得下巨型油船和货轮。
12 congestion pYmy3     
  • The congestion in the city gets even worse during the summer.夏天城市交通阻塞尤为严重。
  • Parking near the school causes severe traffic congestion.在学校附近泊车会引起严重的交通堵塞。
13 decided lvqzZd     
  • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
  • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。
14 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。
15 defense AxbxB     
  • 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。
16 democrat Xmkzf     
  • The Democrat and the Public criticized each other.民主党人和共和党人互相攻击。
  • About two years later,he was defeated by Democrat Jimmy Carter.大约两年后,他被民主党人杰米卡特击败。
17 democrats 655beefefdcaf76097d489a3ff245f76     
n.民主主义者,民主人士( democrat的名词复数 )
  • 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》
18 tilted 3gtzE5     
v. 倾斜的
  • Suddenly the boat tilted to one side. 小船突然倾向一侧。
  • She tilted her chin at him defiantly. 她向他翘起下巴表示挑衅。
19 advertising 1zjzi3     
n.广告业;广告活动 a.广告的;广告业务的
  • Can you give me any advice on getting into advertising? 你能指点我如何涉足广告业吗?
  • The advertising campaign is aimed primarily at young people. 这个广告宣传运动主要是针对年轻人的。
20 chamber wnky9     
  • For many,the dentist's surgery remains a torture chamber.对许多人来说,牙医的治疗室一直是间受刑室。
  • The chamber was ablaze with light.会议厅里灯火辉煌。
21 incumbent wbmzy     
  • He defeated the incumbent governor by a large plurality.他以压倒多数票击败了现任州长。
  • It is incumbent upon you to warn them.你有责任警告他们。
22 reimbursements 7bea0397703fe448f3962669d3140bfb     
n.偿还( reimbursement的名词复数 );退款;补偿;赔偿
  • We had to put in for the food reimbursements again. 我们不得不再次申请食物赔偿。 来自互联网
  • Have you figured up the total of the reimbursements I gave you? 你有没有把我给你的报销账目全部加总了呢? 来自互联网
23 inflated Mqwz2K     
adj.(价格)飞涨的;(通货)膨胀的;言过其实的;充了气的v.使充气(于轮胎、气球等)( inflate的过去式和过去分词 );(使)膨胀;(使)通货膨胀;物价上涨
  • He has an inflated sense of his own importance. 他自视过高。
  • They all seem to take an inflated view of their collective identity. 他们对自己的集体身份似乎都持有一种夸大的看法。 来自《简明英汉词典》
24 mileage doOzUs     
  • He doesn't think there's any mileage in that type of advertising.他认为做那种广告毫无效益。
  • What mileage has your car done?你的汽车跑了多少英里?
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