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美国国家电台 NPR 2012-11-13

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 A good friend of former CIA Director David Petraeus says the retired1 general is devastated2. Retired Army Colonel Steve Boriland said on ABC’s Good Morning America the revelation of the Petraeus’s affair with a female biographer has been punishing for Petraeus and his family. The former CIA Director’s wife Holley says Boiland is not exactly pleased. On NBC’s Today Show, meanwhile, former speaker of the House New Gigerige observed, 

“He is a tragic3 gam>guy to what is really a great career. I hope he and his family can get this together.” 
Meanwhile, officials say that despite the fact that he is no longer at the helm of the CIA, there is still a chance that Petraeus will be called to testify before Congress about the deadly attack on the US consulate4 in Benghazi, Libya.
New Jersey5 Governor Chris Christy says gasoline rationing6 in 12 counties will end early tomorrow. He says the supplies are back and long lines at gas stations are gone, but in Long Island, New York, tens of thousands are still without power and many are homeless. A long [bet] resident [Amy Cetron Dobo] lost her home. She says FEMA has given her family housing money, but it’s not enough. 
With tighten7 red/res money for too much because there is no place to live. And/As everybody has been displaced for there is no hotels anywhere around, there is no apartments or houses or very few and far between to rent. 
The storm has less>left () 67,000 customers of the Long Island power authority in the dark. 
There is turmoil8 in the [Upper Ashulonds] of the BBC. Larry Miller9 reports two senior executives there are out of the picture pending10 a review.
BBC News director Helen Boden and her deputy Steve M/Richel were asked to step aside during an internal investigation11 into how the broadcaster handle(d) claims of sex abuse relating to the late TV star Jimmy Salvel. Boden and Michel were in place when the BBC [spike>is back] in the investigation into Savel who was alleged12 to have abused hundreds of underage teens during his decades at the BBC. Lawmaker Philip Davis, 
The news departments in the crisis, [as] the whole of the BBC, is they really leads to together [av] together quickly. 
There is also criticism of the 700,000 payoff to [George Aan or so] who resigned after just 54 days as the BBC’s director general. The prime minister says [that’s are] to justified13. For NPR News, I’m Larry Miller in London.
Most of Venice has been swapped14 by heavy rain and high seas. The lagoon15 city’s high tide mark hit its sixth highest level over the past 150 years of record keeping. The same storm that’s swept Venice has also [retabic] in Tuscany, where hundreds have had to leave their homes.
On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 14 points, the NASDAQ up one. This is NPR.
The investigation continues into a house explosion in Indian Naples this weekend. That left two people dead and dozens of homes uninhabitable. Several may have to be demolished16. Authorities have been working with utility companies in the search for answers. Fire officials do not yet determine the cause.
West African efforts are building in the battle against the al-Qaeda linked Islamist hardliners with a special focus on the north of Mali. NPR’s Ofeibea Quist-Arcton reports diplomacy17 and dialogue are still being pursued, but regional leaders have not ruled out military intervention18 in a bid to end the partition.
The West Africa bloc19 ECOWAS says it must dismantle20 by force if necessary transnational criminal and terrorists networks that have occupied northern Mali since a coup21 in March. Tens of thousands of people have left the region. Jihadists have imposed strictest Islamic law and destroyed secret tombs in historic cities including Timbuktu. Talks continue with some rebel representatives, but plans for a possible military deployment22 to northern Mali are taking shape. West African leaders have until the end of the month to present a credible23 strategy to the UN Security Council about ending the duel24 crisis in Mali. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, NPR News, Dakar.
Officials have now called the results in a House race in a new Congressional District in the Phoenix25 area. Arizona voters have chosen Democrat26 [Kear Sten Cinima] over Republican rival [Vernant Parker]. Cinima becomes the first openly bi-sexual member of Congress. 


1 retired Njhzyv     
  • The old man retired to the country for rest.这位老人下乡休息去了。
  • Many retired people take up gardening as a hobby.许多退休的人都以从事园艺为嗜好。
2 devastated eb3801a3063ef8b9664b1b4d1f6aaada     
v.彻底破坏( devastate的过去式和过去分词);摧毁;毁灭;在感情上(精神上、财务上等)压垮adj.毁坏的;极为震惊的
  • The bomb devastated much of the old part of the city. 这颗炸弹炸毁了旧城的一大片地方。
  • His family is absolutely devastated. 他的一家感到极为震惊。
3 tragic inaw2     
  • The effect of the pollution on the beaches is absolutely tragic.污染海滩后果可悲。
  • Charles was a man doomed to tragic issues.查理是个注定不得善终的人。
4 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。
5 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。
6 rationing JkGzDl     
  • Wartime austerities included food rationing and shortage of fuel. 战时的艰苦包括食物配给和燃料短缺。
  • Food rationing was abolished in that country long ago. 那个国家早就取消了粮食配给制。
7 tighten 9oYwI     
  • Turn the screw to the right to tighten it.向右转动螺钉把它拧紧。
  • Some countries tighten monetary policy to avoid inflation.一些国家实行紧缩银根的货币政策,以避免通货膨胀。
8 turmoil CKJzj     
  • His mind was in such a turmoil that he couldn't get to sleep.内心的纷扰使他无法入睡。
  • The robbery put the village in a turmoil.抢劫使全村陷入混乱。
9 miller ZD6xf     
  • 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。
10 pending uMFxw     
  • The lawsuit is still pending in the state court.这案子仍在州法庭等待定夺。
  • He knew my examination was pending.他知道我就要考试了。
11 investigation MRKzq     
  • In an investigation,a new fact became known, which told against him.在调查中新发现了一件对他不利的事实。
  • He drew the conclusion by building on his own investigation.他根据自己的调查研究作出结论。
12 alleged gzaz3i     
  • It was alleged that he had taken bribes while in office. 他被指称在任时收受贿赂。
  • alleged irregularities in the election campaign 被指称竞选运动中的不正当行为
13 justified 7pSzrk     
  • She felt fully justified in asking for her money back. 她认为有充分的理由要求退款。
  • The prisoner has certainly justified his claims by his actions. 那个囚犯确实已用自己的行动表明他的要求是正当的。
14 swapped 3982604ac592befc46570aef4e827102     
交换(工作)( swap的过去式和过去分词 ); 用…替换,把…换成,掉换(过来)
  • I liked her coat and she liked mine, so we swapped. 我喜欢她的外套,她喜欢我的外套,于是我们就交换了。
  • At half-time the manager swapped some of the players around. 经理在半场时把几名队员换下了场。
15 lagoon b3Uyb     
  • The lagoon was pullulated with tropical fish.那个咸水湖聚满了热带鱼。
  • This area isolates a restricted lagoon environment.将这一地区隔离起来使形成一个封闭的泻湖环境。
16 demolished 3baad413d6d10093a39e09955dfbdfcb     
v.摧毁( demolish的过去式和过去分词 );推翻;拆毁(尤指大建筑物);吃光
  • The factory is due to be demolished next year. 这个工厂定于明年拆除。
  • They have been fighting a rearguard action for two years to stop their house being demolished. 两年来,为了不让拆除他们的房子,他们一直在进行最后的努力。
17 diplomacy gu9xk     
  • The talks have now gone into a stage of quiet diplomacy.会谈现在已经进入了“温和外交”阶段。
  • This was done through the skill in diplomacy. 这是通过外交手腕才做到的。
18 intervention e5sxZ     
  • The government's intervention in this dispute will not help.政府对这场争论的干预不会起作用。
  • Many people felt he would be hostile to the idea of foreign intervention.许多人觉得他会反对外来干预。
19 bloc RxFzsg     
  • A solid bloc of union members support the decision.工会会员团结起来支持该决定。
  • There have been growing tensions within the trading bloc.贸易同盟国的关系越来越紧张。
20 dismantle Vtlxa     
  • He asked for immediate help from the United States to dismantle the warheads.他请求美国立即提供援助,拆除这批弹头。
  • The mower firmly refused to mow,so I decided to dismantle it.修完后割草机还是纹丝不动,于是,我决定把它拆开。
21 coup co5z4     
  • The monarch was ousted by a military coup.那君主被军事政变者废黜了。
  • That government was overthrown in a military coup three years ago.那个政府在3年前的军事政变中被推翻。
22 deployment 06e5c0d0f9eabd9525e5f9dc4f6f37cf     
n. 部署,展开
  • He has inquired out the deployment of the enemy troops. 他已查出敌军的兵力部署情况。
  • Quality function deployment (QFD) is a widely used customer-driven quality, design and manufacturing management tool. 质量功能展开(quality function deployment,QFD)是一个广泛应用的顾客需求驱动的设计、制造和质量管理工具。
23 credible JOAzG     
  • The news report is hardly credible.这则新闻报道令人难以置信。
  • Is there a credible alternative to the nuclear deterrent?是否有可以取代核威慑力量的可靠办法?
24 duel 2rmxa     
  • The two teams are locked in a duel for first place.两个队为争夺第一名打得难解难分。
  • Duroy was forced to challenge his disparager to duel.杜洛瓦不得不向诋毁他的人提出决斗。
25 phoenix 7Njxf     
  • The airline rose like a phoenix from the ashes.这家航空公司又起死回生了。
  • The phoenix worship of China is fetish worship not totem adoration.中国凤崇拜是灵物崇拜而非图腾崇拜。
26 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。
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