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NPR 2012-04-21

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 The former neighborhood watch volunteer charged in the death of an unarmed black teenager in Florida is being released on 150,000 dollars bond while he awaits trial. George Zimmerman testified during his bond hearing today which included an apology to Trayvon Martin's parents. The prosecution1 swiftly questioned the timing2 of Zimmerman's apology, and the Martin family's attorney rejected the apology as self-serving, but the defendant3 maintains he shot the teen in self-defense. NPR's Greg Allen reports Zimmermen's family also appeared to the court today to grant bail4.

Zimmermen's wife Shellie said that he’s not a flight risk, that he’s not a violent person. His father said as much as the same thing. His mother testified on his behalf, saying that he'd worked as a mentor5 for a young African-American teenager, and that he also had worked organizing aid for a homeless man who'd been beaten in the town of Sanford. 
NPR's Greg Allen.
Norway's confessed mass killer6 Anders Behring Breivik has been telling a court exactly how he murdered some of his victims. Seventy-seven people died in last year's attacks, most of them youths. NPR's Philip Reeves says survivors7 listened to Breivik's account in horror.
Breivik's testimony8 was relayed to nearby courtrooms, where survivors and relatives of the victims had gathered. They sobbed9 and hugged, as the Norwegian described how he mowed10 down panic-stricken teenagers at a youth summer camp on a small island outside Oslo. Breivik said some of them were so paralyzed with fear. They stood perfectly11 still and couldn't run. Breivik said he couldn't recall parts of the rampage, but he described some killings12 in gruesome detail. He remembered shooting young people as they begged for their lives. He also spoke13 of his motions after arriving on the island, disguised as a policeman before opening fire. “My whole body tried to revolt when I took the weapon in my hand,” he said, “there were 100 voices in my head saying ‘Don't do it.’” Philip Reeves, NPR News.
The World Health Organization is urging couples to seek HIV testing together, and if one partner is infected, NPR's Richard Knox says, the WHO recommends antiviral treatment to protect the uninfected partner.
Up to now, the WHO has emphasized HIV testing for individuals. Now it says couples should get tested together, so both partners know the results. When one partner is infected, that person should start taking HIV drugs, even if they’re not yet medically necessary. That's because recent research shows treatment usually prevents transmission to the uninfected partner. The WHO says many new infections around the world occur in couples where one partner is infected, but most people don't know their HIV status. The new recommendation expands the number of people eligible14 for treatment with HIV drugs, which cost about 100 dollars a year in developing countries. Right now nearly seven million are on treatment, about half the eligibles15. Richard Knox, NPR News.
Dow's up 75 points.
This is NPR.
Skepticism is growing within the international community that any measure of a Syrian ceasefire will hold. Some say that if anything, a truce16 never had a chance to take hold. As a result, a proposal by Russia and the European Union to send up to 300 additional UN monitors to Syria is running into resistance in the Security Council. There currently is about 30 monitors on the ground. Further fueling doubts about the ceasefire, more reports today that Syrian troops have fired on thousands of protesters who rallied after Friday's prayers, and state media say a roadside explosion has killed ten soldiers. 
Recently independent South Sudan is ordering the immediate17 withdrawal18 of its troops from a strategic oil field across the border in the North, but NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton reports Sudan claims its forces have liberated19 the disputed region. 
Sudan says its army has driven Southern soldiers out of Heglig after heavy fighting. South Sudan occupied the Heglig oil field which the South calls Panthou last week, defying international calls to pull out, saying it wanted a UN buffer20 force deployed21. Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has been threatening a regime change in Juba, the South’s capital. He says he should never have conceded independence in July to his erstwhile foes22. Bashir's incendiary comments describing South Sudan's leaders as insects from whom the South must be liberated pumped up the pressure between the two neighbors, prompting fears of a return to war. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, NPR News, Dakar.
US stocks mixed with the Dow up 74 points, NASDAQ off one and the S&P 500 gaining three points at last glance. 
I’m Lakshmi Singh, NPR News.


1 prosecution uBWyL     
  • The Smiths brought a prosecution against the organizers.史密斯家对组织者们提出起诉。
  • He attempts to rebut the assertion made by the prosecution witness.他试图反驳原告方证人所作的断言。
2 timing rgUzGC     
  • The timing of the meeting is not convenient.会议的时间安排不合适。
  • The timing of our statement is very opportune.我们发表声明选择的时机很恰当。
3 defendant mYdzW     
  • The judge rejected a bribe from the defendant's family.法官拒收被告家属的贿赂。
  • The defendant was borne down by the weight of evidence.有力的证据使被告认输了。
4 bail Aupz4     
  • One of the prisoner's friends offered to bail him out.犯人的一个朋友答应保释他出来。
  • She has been granted conditional bail.她被准予有条件保释。
5 mentor s78z0     
  • He fed on the great ideas of his mentor.他以他导师的伟大思想为支撑。
  • He had mentored scores of younger doctors.他指导过许多更年轻的医生。
6 killer rpLziK     
  • Heart attacks have become Britain's No.1 killer disease.心脏病已成为英国的头号致命疾病。
  • The bulk of the evidence points to him as her killer.大量证据证明是他杀死她的。
7 survivors 02ddbdca4c6dba0b46d9d823ed2b4b62     
幸存者,残存者,生还者( survivor的名词复数 )
  • The survivors were adrift in a lifeboat for six days. 幸存者在救生艇上漂流了六天。
  • survivors clinging to a raft 紧紧抓住救生筏的幸存者
8 testimony zpbwO     
  • The testimony given by him is dubious.他所作的证据是可疑的。
  • He was called in to bear testimony to what the police officer said.他被传入为警官所说的话作证。
9 sobbed 4a153e2bbe39eef90bf6a4beb2dba759     
哭泣,啜泣( sob的过去式和过去分词 ); 哭诉,呜咽地说
  • She sobbed out the story of her son's death. 她哭诉着她儿子的死。
  • She sobbed out the sad story of her son's death. 她哽咽着诉说她儿子死去的悲惨经过。
10 mowed 19a6e054ba8c2bc553dcc339ac433294     
v.刈,割( mow的过去式和过去分词 )
  • The enemy were mowed down with machine-gun fire. 敌人被机枪的火力扫倒。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
  • Men mowed the wide lawns and seeded them. 人们割了大片草地的草,然后在上面播种。 来自辞典例句
11 perfectly 8Mzxb     
  • The witnesses were each perfectly certain of what they said.证人们个个对自己所说的话十分肯定。
  • Everything that we're doing is all perfectly above board.我们做的每件事情都是光明正大的。
12 killings 76d97e8407f821a6e56296c4c9a9388c     
谋杀( killing的名词复数 ); 突然发大财,暴发
  • His statement was seen as an allusion to the recent drug-related killings. 他的声明被视为暗指最近与毒品有关的多起凶杀案。
  • The government issued a statement condemning the killings. 政府发表声明谴责这些凶杀事件。
13 spoke XryyC     
n.(车轮的)辐条;轮辐;破坏某人的计划;阻挠某人的行动 v.讲,谈(speak的过去式);说;演说;从某种观点来说
  • They sourced the spoke nuts from our company.他们的轮辐螺帽是从我们公司获得的。
  • The spokes of a wheel are the bars that connect the outer ring to the centre.辐条是轮子上连接外圈与中心的条棒。
14 eligible Cq6xL     
  • He is an eligible young man.他是一个合格的年轻人。
  • Helen married an eligible bachelor.海伦嫁给了一个中意的单身汉。
15 eligibles 52fc6e54bd4f28c118b80fca70b0e9af     
16 truce EK8zr     
  • The hot weather gave the old man a truce from rheumatism.热天使这位老人暂时免受风湿病之苦。
  • She had thought of flying out to breathe the fresh air in an interval of truce.她想跑出去呼吸一下休战期间的新鲜空气。
17 immediate aapxh     
  • His immediate neighbours felt it their duty to call.他的近邻认为他们有责任去拜访。
  • We declared ourselves for the immediate convocation of the meeting.我们主张立即召开这个会议。
18 withdrawal Cfhwq     
  • The police were forced to make a tactical withdrawal.警方被迫进行战术撤退。
  • They insisted upon a withdrawal of the statement and a public apology.他们坚持要收回那些话并公开道歉。
19 liberated YpRzMi     
  • The city was liberated by the advancing army. 军队向前挺进,解放了那座城市。
  • The heat brings about a chemical reaction, and oxygen is liberated. 热量引起化学反应,释放出氧气。
20 buffer IxYz0B     
  • A little money can be a useful buffer in time of need.在急需时,很少一点钱就能解燃眉之急。
  • Romantic love will buffer you against life's hardships.浪漫的爱会减轻生活的艰辛。
21 deployed 4ceaf19fb3d0a70e329fcd3777bb05ea     
(尤指军事行动)使展开( deploy的过去式和过去分词 ); 施展; 部署; 有效地利用
  • Tanks have been deployed all along the front line. 沿整个前线已部署了坦克。
  • The artillery was deployed to bear on the fort. 火炮是对着那个碉堡部署的。
22 foes 4bc278ea3ab43d15b718ac742dc96914     
敌人,仇敌( foe的名词复数 )
  • They steadily pushed their foes before them. 他们不停地追击敌人。
  • She had fought many battles, vanquished many foes. 她身经百战,挫败过很多对手。
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