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NPR 2012-06-05

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 Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tom Barrett are campaigning hard on this last day before the state's historic recall election. As Wisconsin Public Radio's Shawn Johnson reports Walker says he is cautiously optimistic. 

Walker began his day touring a plastic manufacture near the strongly democratic city of Madison, saying he was not conceding any votes. The latest poll released by a firm that does work for democrats1 shows a tightening2 race with Walker up by 3% points. Walker says he always thought it would be close.
Anybody who says that they can predict the outcome really hasn't been following Wisconsin. Because if anything, the only thing that's predictable is that we've been unpredictable over the last year and a half. 
About a dozen campaign staffs are scheduled between Walker and his challenger Tom Barrett ahead of the vote. Election officials expect voter turnout Tuesday could hit 65%. For NPR News, I'm Shawn Johnson, in Madison.
The Associated Press is reporting, Jerry Sandusky, the former Pen State coach accused of sexually abusing children will not be allow to delay the start of his trial. Today, the Pennsylvania Supreme3 Court reportedly denied Sandusky's request. Jury selection is scheduled to begin tomorrow.
The grim work of recovering bodies is underway in Lagos, Nigeria where a plane crashed into buildings. All 153 people onboard the aircraft were reportedly killed. The death toll4 on the ground remains5 uncertain. Nigeria has declared three days of national mourning for what the government's calling, its worst aviation disaster in nearly 20 years. 
China is accusing the US of meddling6 in its domestic affairs. NPR's Louisa Lim reports this is the state department urges China to free all those still held 23 years after the Tiananmen Square crackdown on June 4th, 1989.
China's Foreign Ministry7 expressed strong dissatisfaction with the US call. The State Department had urged Beijing to provide a full accounting8 of all those killed, detained or missing during the violent suppression of the 1989 demonstrations9. Spokesman Mark Toner  had also called for China to stop harassing10 protestors and their relatives. But in Beijing, many activists11 were put under strict surveillance in the run-up to the anniversary.  Controls on the Internet were also stepped up, with references to term, such as kindle12 and today blocked. In an extraordinary coincidence, the Shanghai stock exchange closed down 64.89 points, so even the world's Shanghai steel market were blocked. Louisa Lim, NPR News, Beijing. 
Let's take a look at what's happening on Wall Street. The Down is down 18 points at 12,100; NASDAQ gaining ground slightly, up 5 points at 2,753; and the S&P 500 down 1 point.
This is NPR.
The heavy losses, world market suffered last week are being extended, triggering a new round of fears about the global's ability to avoid a recession. The financial crisis in Europe persist. In Eurozone's latest snapshot of employment, the jobless rate in the 17 nations that use the  Euro, remain at its record high of 11% in April.
The US is seeing a slight increase in its unemployment rate, while factory orders are down for a second straight month and new reports are suggesting that the economic powerhouse of China is experiencing a slowdown in growth.
The wild fire raging in southwestern News Mexico has now burnt more than 400 square miles and it's 18% contained. Fire crews are using a back burning strategy to rid the landscape of dead and down trees ahead of the flame's path. As ** from member station KUNM tells us, crews are seeing some success.  
Helicopters are dumping ping-pong-size canisters of ignition materials in rugged13 canes14 where firefighters have little access. Fire Information officer Linda Torgerson Gonzales says most of the western perimeter15 of the blaze, where fire activity is more extreme, has been successfully contained, meaning the fire will die down as it runs out of fuel.
The rest of the fire perimeter is pretty well creeping and following the crews are on top of ** and following it. 
Gonzales says barring a significant change in the weather forecast, crews will continue to make progress. Low humidity higher than normal temperatures and winds at 20-30 per hour are in the forecast this week, which could complicate16 firefighter efforts. For NPR News, I'm **.
US stocks mixed, Dow down 19; NASDAQ up 5. 


1 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》
2 tightening 19aa014b47fbdfbc013e5abf18b64642     
  • Make sure the washer is firmly seated before tightening the pipe. 旋紧水管之前,检查一下洗衣机是否已牢牢地固定在底座上了。
  • It needs tightening up a little. 它还需要再收紧些。
3 supreme PHqzc     
  • It was the supreme moment in his life.那是他一生中最重要的时刻。
  • He handed up the indictment to the supreme court.他把起诉书送交最高法院。
4 toll LJpzo     
  • The hailstone took a heavy toll of the crops in our village last night.昨晚那场冰雹损坏了我们村的庄稼。
  • The war took a heavy toll of human life.这次战争夺去了许多人的生命。
5 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。
6 meddling meddling     
v.干涉,干预(他人事务)( meddle的现在分词 )
  • He denounced all "meddling" attempts to promote a negotiation. 他斥责了一切“干预”促成谈判的企图。 来自辞典例句
  • They liked this field because it was never visited by meddling strangers. 她们喜欢这块田野,因为好事的陌生人从来不到那里去。 来自辞典例句
7 ministry kD5x2     
  • They sent a deputation to the ministry to complain.他们派了一个代表团到部里投诉。
  • We probed the Air Ministry statements.我们调查了空军部的记录。
8 accounting nzSzsY     
  • A job fell vacant in the accounting department.财会部出现了一个空缺。
  • There's an accounting error in this entry.这笔账目里有差错。
9 demonstrations 0922be6a2a3be4bdbebd28c620ab8f2d     
证明( demonstration的名词复数 ); 表明; 表达; 游行示威
  • Lectures will be interspersed with practical demonstrations. 讲课中将不时插入实际示范。
  • The new military government has banned strikes and demonstrations. 新的军人政府禁止罢工和示威活动。
10 harassing 76b352fbc5bcc1190a82edcc9339a9f2     
v.侵扰,骚扰( harass的现在分词 );不断攻击(敌人)
  • The court ordered him to stop harassing his ex-wife. 法庭命令他不得再骚扰前妻。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • It was too close to be merely harassing fire. 打得这么近,不能完全是扰乱射击。 来自辞典例句
11 activists 90fd83cc3f53a40df93866d9c91bcca4     
n.(政治活动的)积极分子,活动家( activist的名词复数 )
  • His research work was attacked by animal rights activists . 他的研究受到了动物权益维护者的抨击。
  • Party activists with lower middle class pedigrees are numerous. 党的激进分子中有很多出身于中产阶级下层。 来自《简明英汉词典》
12 kindle n2Gxu     
  • This wood is too wet to kindle.这木柴太湿点不着。
  • A small spark was enough to kindle Lily's imagination.一星光花足以点燃莉丽的全部想象力。
13 rugged yXVxX     
  • Football players must be rugged.足球运动员必须健壮。
  • The Rocky Mountains have rugged mountains and roads.落基山脉有崇山峻岭和崎岖不平的道路。
14 canes a2da92fd77f2794d6465515bd108dd08     
n.(某些植物,如竹或甘蔗的)茎( cane的名词复数 );(用于制作家具等的)竹竿;竹杖
  • Sugar canes eat sweet. 甘蔗吃起来很甜。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • I saw several sugar canes, but wild, and for cultivation, imperfect. 我还看到一些甘蔗,因为是野生的,未经人工栽培,所以不太好吃。 来自英汉 - 翻译样例 - 文学
15 perimeter vSxzj     
  • The river marks the eastern perimeter of our land.这条河标示我们的土地东面的边界。
  • Drinks in hands,they wandered around the perimeter of the ball field.他们手里拿着饮料在球场周围漫不经心地遛跶。
16 complicate zX1yA     
  • There is no need to complicate matters.没有必要使问题复杂化。
  • These events will greatly complicate the situation.这些事件将使局势变得极其复杂。
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