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NPR 2012-05-24

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 In his first public testimony1 about the prostitution scandal that's engulfed2 his agency. The director of the Secret Service apologized for the misconduct. But as NPR Tamara Keith reports, he insists there isn't a permissive culture of the service.  

The Secret Service employees were in Cartagena, Colombia ahead of a presidential visit. They went out in small groups to four different clubs, got drunk and picked up prostitutes. To Maine Republican Susan Collins that's a sign of a greater problem.   
This misconduct was almost certainly not an isolated3 incident. She and other senators repeatedly pressed Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan on this point. And each time, he pushed back.
The thought or the notion that this type of behavior is condoned4 or authorized5, it's just absurd. He said the service will do more ethics6 training going forward. Tamara Keith, NPR News, the Capitol.
More than a year after Egyptian ousted7 their autocratic leader, voters were going to the polls today to choose a new president. Today's election, the first in generations for the Egyptian people, a field of 13 candidates are running for president there, though the real battle appears to be between four frontrunners. That includes a representative from the powerful Muslim Brotherhood8 and another candidate considered to be a moderate Islamist. There were reports of long lines, but that's far no-major problems with some 15 million Egyptians eligible9 to cast ballots10
It's been a good day for Google, Chrome surpassed Microsoft's Internet Explorer as the most used browser11. And as NPR's Laura Sydell reports, Oracle12 lost its case against Google for patent infringement13.
A federal jury in California has determined14 that Google does not step on patents owned by Oracle when it created its Android operating system. The verdict comes after a high profile trial that saw Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Google CEO Larry Page take the stand. Oracle did win a very small part of its copyright claim against Google, but it's unlikely that Google will pay a serious penalty. Google also got other good news when the web tracking site stat counter reported that its Chrome browser with more widely used last week than Internet Explorer. However, the statistics were worldwide, in the United States, Explorer remains15 the dominant16 browser, followed by Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari17 is a distant fourth. Laura Sydell, NPR News, San Francisco.
Themes reports last week of major job cuts coming at computer maker18 Hewlett Packard have come to past. Technology blogs were reporting the company would be axing between 25,000 and 30,000 positions. And today HP laid off official, 27,000 workers at the company, roughly 8% of the workforce19 still are being let go. It was a lay-offs comes as HP announced earnings20 for the quarter ending April 30th, down 31% from a year ago.
Stock engineered a late day turnaround or it otherwise would have been a big down day for the markets. The Dow was still down 6 points; However, the NASDAQ gained 11 points; the S&P was up 2 points.
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US State Department is confirming those detailed21 proposal laying steps Iran could take, in order to assure major powers about the reason for its nuclear program. State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland said such proposals could pave the way for Iran to demonstrate programs as for peaceful purposes. While a senior US officials says it's also ** a frame of disagreement between the respective sides.
US Department of Education is formally investigating claims of sexual violence and sexual harassment22 at the University of Montana. As NPR's Martin Kaste reports the focus appears to be on the Grizzlies23 football team. 
In January, the Department of Education received a complaint alleging24 cases of rape25, gang rape and cover ups at the University of Montana Football program. The department looked into the complaint, and now it's launched a formal investigation26 under Title 9, the law that banned sexual discrimination at universities receiving federal money. Earlier this month, the department of justice announced its own investigation, not only of the university but also of local police and prosecutors27 in Missoula. Justice officials say they want to find out whether local authorities are responding adequately to reports of sexual assault and sexual harassment. Martin Kaste, NPR News. 
Parents of a Florida A&M drum major who died following a hazing28 ritual, said they are having a tough time believing some of the statements made by detectives. Pam and Robert Champion senior said at a news conference today, their son had opposed to hazing, while the detectives said they were told by some students that Champion volunteered to be hazed29. While the members of the school's marching band face third degree felony hazing charges while two others misdemeanor counts in connection with Robert Champion's death last November.


1 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。
2 engulfed 52ce6eb2bc4825e9ce4b243448ffecb3     
v.吞没,包住( engulf的过去式和过去分词 )
  • He was engulfed by a crowd of reporters. 他被一群记者团团围住。
  • The little boat was engulfed by the waves. 小船被波浪吞没了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
3 isolated bqmzTd     
  • His bad behaviour was just an isolated incident. 他的不良行为只是个别事件。
  • Patients with the disease should be isolated. 这种病的患者应予以隔离。
4 condoned 011fd77ceccf9f1d2e07bc9068cdf094     
v.容忍,宽恕,原谅( condone的过去式和过去分词 )
  • Terrorism can never be condoned. 决不能容忍恐怖主义。
  • They condoned his sins because he repented. 由于他的悔悟,他们宽恕了他的罪。 来自辞典例句
5 authorized jyLzgx     
  • An administrative order is valid if authorized by a statute.如果一个行政命令得到一个法规的认可那么这个命令就是有效的。
6 ethics Dt3zbI     
  • The ethics of his profession don't permit him to do that.他的职业道德不允许他那样做。
  • Personal ethics and professional ethics sometimes conflict.个人道德和职业道德有时会相互抵触。
7 ousted 1c8f4f95f3bcc86657d7ec7543491ed6     
驱逐( oust的过去式和过去分词 ); 革职; 罢黜; 剥夺
  • He was ousted as chairman. 他的主席职务被革除了。
  • He may be ousted by a military takeover. 他可能在一场军事接管中被赶下台。
8 brotherhood 1xfz3o     
  • They broke up the brotherhood.他们断绝了兄弟关系。
  • They live and work together in complete equality and brotherhood.他们完全平等和兄弟般地在一起生活和工作。
9 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。
10 ballots 06ecb554beff6a03babca6234edefde4     
n.投票表决( ballot的名词复数 );选举;选票;投票总数v.(使)投票表决( ballot的第三人称单数 )
  • They're counting the ballots. 他们正在计算选票。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The news of rigged ballots has rubbed off much of the shine of their election victory. 他们操纵选票的消息使他们在选举中获得的胜利大为减色。 来自《简明英汉词典》
11 browser gx7z2M     
  • View edits in a web browser.在浏览器中看编辑的效果。
  • I think my browser has a list of shareware links.我想在浏览器中会有一系列的共享软件链接。
12 oracle jJuxy     
  • In times of difficulty,she pray for an oracle to guide her.在困难的时候,她祈祷神谕来指引她。
  • It is a kind of oracle that often foretells things most important.它是一种内生性神谕,常常能预言最重要的事情。
13 infringement nbvz3     
  • Infringement of this regulation would automatically rule you out of the championship.违背这一规则会被自动取消参加锦标赛的资格。
  • The committee ruled that the US ban constituted an infringement of free trade.委员会裁定美国的禁令对自由贸易构成了侵犯
14 determined duszmP     
  • I have determined on going to Tibet after graduation.我已决定毕业后去西藏。
  • He determined to view the rooms behind the office.他决定查看一下办公室后面的房间。
15 remains 1kMzTy     
  • He ate the remains of food hungrily.他狼吞虎咽地吃剩余的食物。
  • The remains of the meal were fed to the dog.残羹剩饭喂狗了。
16 dominant usAxG     
  • The British were formerly dominant in India.英国人从前统治印度。
  • She was a dominant figure in the French film industry.她在法国电影界是个举足轻重的人物。
17 safari TCnz5     
  • When we go on safari we like to cook on an open fire.我们远行狩猎时,喜欢露天生火做饭。
  • They went on safari searching for the rare black rhinoceros.他们进行探险旅行,搜寻那稀有的黑犀牛。
18 maker DALxN     
  • He is a trouble maker,You must be distant with him.他是个捣蛋鬼,你不要跟他在一起。
  • A cabinet maker must be a master craftsman.家具木工必须是技艺高超的手艺人。
19 workforce workforce     
  • A large part of the workforce is employed in agriculture.劳动人口中一大部分受雇于农业。
  • A quarter of the local workforce is unemployed.本地劳动力中有四分之一失业。
20 earnings rrWxJ     
  • That old man lives on the earnings of his daughter.那个老人靠他女儿的收入维持生活。
  • Last year there was a 20% decrease in his earnings.去年他的收入减少了20%。
21 detailed xuNzms     
  • He had made a detailed study of the terrain.他对地形作了缜密的研究。
  • A detailed list of our publications is available on request.我们的出版物有一份详细的目录备索。
22 harassment weNxI     
  • She often got telephone harassment at night these days.这些天她经常在夜晚受到电话骚扰。
  • The company prohibits any form of harassment.公司禁止任何形式的骚扰行为。
23 grizzlies 493d85f5404507cf13db70bec36b3cad     
北美洲灰熊( grizzly的名词复数 )
  • The Suns beat the Memphis Grizzlies 127-113 earlier Tuesday night. 在周二晚上早些时候,太阳以127:113击败孟菲斯灰熊。
  • Whatever you do, do not blink.They're like grizzlies. 无论你做什么,别眨眼。他们跟熊有点相象。
24 alleging 16407100de5c54b7b204953b7a851bc3     
断言,宣称,辩解( allege的现在分词 )
  • His reputation was blemished by a newspaper article alleging he'd evaded his taxes. 由于报上一篇文章声称他曾逃税,他的名誉受到损害。
  • This our Peeress declined as unnecessary, alleging that her cousin Thornhill's recommendation would be sufficient. 那位贵人不肯,还说不必,只要有她老表唐希尔保荐就够了。
25 rape PAQzh     
  • The rape of the countryside had a profound ravage on them.对乡村的掠夺给他们造成严重创伤。
  • He was brought to court and charged with rape.他被带到法庭并被指控犯有强奸罪。
26 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。
27 prosecutors a638e6811c029cb82f180298861e21e9     
检举人( prosecutor的名词复数 ); 告发人; 起诉人; 公诉人
  • In some places,public prosecutors are elected rather than appointed. 在有些地方,检察官是经选举而非任命产生的。 来自口语例句
  • You've been summoned to the Prosecutors' Office, 2 days later. 你在两天以后被宣到了检察官的办公室。
28 hazing 3c42c132508159bdf3cad7a5f8483067     
n.受辱,被欺侮v.(使)笼罩在薄雾中( haze的现在分词 );戏弄,欺凌(新生等,有时作为加入美国大学生联谊会的条件)
  • With labor, the hazing period ends. 费了好大力气,痛苦的时期终于过了。 来自互联网
  • A high-gloss paint surface is one that directly reflects light with minimum hazing or diffusion. 高度光洁的漆表面可以直接反射光源。 来自互联网
29 hazed 3e453cfef5ebafd5a3f32c097f0c4f11     
v.(使)笼罩在薄雾中( haze的过去式和过去分词 );戏弄,欺凌(新生等,有时作为加入美国大学生联谊会的条件)
  • I've had a' most enough of Cap'n Smollett; he's hazed me long enough, by thunder! 我已经受够了这个遭雷劈的斯摩莱特船长,再也不愿意听他使唤了! 来自英汉文学 - 金银岛
  • His eyes hazed over when he thought of her. 他想起她来时,眼前一片模糊。 来自互联网
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