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NPR 2012-06-16

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 President Obama is halting the deportation1 of as many as 800,000 undocumented immigrants under the age of 30. 

“Let's be clear. This is not amnesty. This is not immunity2. This is not a path to citizenship3. It's not a permanent fix. This is a temporary stopgap measure that lets us focus our resources wisely while giving a degree of relief and hope to talented, driven, patriotic4 young people.” 
The formal announcement came a short time ago from the White House within hours of drawing fire from conservative rivals who accused the president of trying to sidestep Congress in a bid to make political gains this election year. The criticism came in TV statements, tweets and inside the Rose Garden itself, when Neil Munro of the conservative online publication Daily Caller interrupted the president, asking why the president was acting5 on immigration at a time of high unemployment. 
“It is the right thing to do. Excuse me, sir. It's not time for questions, sir. Not while I’m speaking.” 
President made his announcement a week before he is due to meet with Latino elected officials. 
Mitt6 Romney kicked off his five-day bus tour through rural America this morning. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports he started at the same New Hampshire farm where he kicked off his campaign one year ago.
His tour is heavy on the retail7 politicking8, ice cream socials, outdoor cookouts and picture-perfect settings tailor-made for campaign ads. At his first stop in front of a banner saying “Every Town Counts,” Romney delivered a sort of tribute to rural America. 
“Washington's big government agenda should not smother9 small-town dreams. In the America we love, every town counts, every job counts, and every American counts.”
After New Hampshire, this tour goes through Pennsylvania, Iowa, Ohio, Wisconsin and Michigan. Those are all states President Obama won last time, where Romney thinks he can compete this time. Ari Shapiro, NPR News, Stratham, New Hampshire.
Defense10 Secretary Leon Panetta is pledging to remove as many barriers as possible to turning the military into a model of equal opportunity. That includes paying tribute to gay and lesbian service members for their service during June’s gay pride month. In a video message to the troops today, Panetta spoke11 of the impact “Don't ask, don't tell” had on the military and on gay men and women in particular because they were banned under law from serving openly. Panetta says now gays and lesbians can be proud to be in uniform. 
At last check on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 85 points at 12,737.
This is NPR News.
The Food and Drug Administration says certain shellfish products from South Korea should be removed from the market. NPR's Nell Greenfieldboyce reports that the move came after the FDA found serious problems with the country's sanitation12 program for shellfish.
FDA officials are concerned that oysters13, clams14, mussels and some kinds of scallops from South Korea may potentially be contaminated with norovirus. It can cause nausea15, diarrhea and stomach cramping16. So far this year, there have been no reported cases in the US linked to Korean shellfish, but there were last year. And the FDA now says the norovirus has been detected in shellfish growing areas in Korea. They may have been contaminated with human waste. The FDA wants food distributors, retailers17 and consumers to dispose of fresh, frozen and canned Korean shellfish products. The FDA says it is in discussions with Korean authorities to resolve the issue. Nell Greenfieldboyce, NPR News.
Syrian activists18 are reporting another military sweep of rebellious19 neighborhoods across their country today, especially in the northern town of Anadan, which is in Aleppo province. Members of the opposition20 say troops bombarded the area today, killing21 a number of people. 
Looking at the economy in the US, factory production lost some steam last month. The Federal Reserve saying today output fell 0.4% from April. The report indicates manufacturing is slowing down. But US stocks gaining ground, with the Dow up 93 points at 12,745, NASDAQ up now more than 1% at 2,865.
I'm Lakshmi Singh, NPR News.


1 deportation Nwjx6     
  • The government issued a deportation order against the four men.政府发出了对那4名男子的驱逐令。
  • Years ago convicted criminals in England could face deportation to Australia.很多年以前,英国已定罪的犯人可能被驱逐到澳大利亚。
2 immunity dygyQ     
  • The law gives public schools immunity from taxation.法律免除公立学校的纳税义务。
  • He claims diplomatic immunity to avoid being arrested.他要求外交豁免以便避免被捕。
3 citizenship AV3yA     
  • He was born in Sweden,but he doesn't have Swedish citizenship.他在瑞典出生,但没有瑞典公民身分。
  • Ten years later,she chose to take Australian citizenship.十年后,她选择了澳大利亚国籍。
4 patriotic T3Izu     
  • His speech was full of patriotic sentiments.他的演说充满了爱国之情。
  • The old man is a patriotic overseas Chinese.这位老人是一位爱国华侨。
5 acting czRzoc     
  • Ignore her,she's just acting.别理她,她只是假装的。
  • During the seventies,her acting career was in eclipse.在七十年代,她的表演生涯黯然失色。
6 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。
7 retail VWoxC     
  • In this shop they retail tobacco and sweets.这家铺子零售香烟和糖果。
  • These shoes retail at 10 yuan a pair.这些鞋子零卖10元一双。
8 politicking 00a5b097e6b03e26435a23dad6050323     
n.政治活动,竞选活动v.从政( politic的现在分词 )
  • A lot of politicking preceded the choice of the new director. 在选新领导人之前进行了大量的拉拢活动。 来自辞典例句
  • This colleague is always politicking. 这位同僚总是忙于政治活动。 来自互联网
9 smother yxlwO     
  • They tried to smother the flames with a damp blanket.他们试图用一条湿毯子去灭火。
  • We tried to smother our laughter.我们强忍住笑。
10 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。
11 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。
12 sanitation GYgxE     
  • The location is exceptionally poor,viewed from the sanitation point.从卫生角度来看,这个地段非常糟糕。
  • Many illnesses are the result,f inadequate sanitation.许多疾病都来源于不健全的卫生设施。
13 oysters 713202a391facaf27aab568d95bdc68f     
牡蛎( oyster的名词复数 )
  • We don't have oysters tonight, but the crayfish are very good. 我们今晚没有牡蛎供应。但小龙虾是非常好。
  • She carried a piping hot grill of oysters and bacon. 她端出一盘滚烫的烤牡蛎和咸肉。
14 clams 0940cacadaf01e94ba47fd333a69de59     
n.蛤;蚌,蛤( clam的名词复数 )v.(在沙滩上)挖蛤( clam的第三人称单数 )
  • The restaurant's specialities are fried clams. 这个餐厅的特色菜是炸蚌。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • We dug clams in the flats et low tide. 退潮时我们在浅滩挖蛤蜊。 来自辞典例句
15 nausea C5Dzz     
  • Early pregnancy is often accompanied by nausea.怀孕期常有恶心的现象。
  • He experienced nausea after eating octopus.吃了章鱼后他感到恶心。
16 cramping 611b7a8bb08c8677d8a4f498dff937bb     
  • The bleeding may keep my left hand from cramping. 淌血会叫我的左手不抽筋。
  • This loss of sodium can cause dehydration and cramping. 钠流失会造成脱水和抽筋。
17 retailers 08ff8df43efeef1abfd3410ef6661c95     
零售商,零售店( retailer的名词复数 )
  • High street retailers reported a marked increase in sales before Christmas. 商业街的零售商报告说圣诞节前销售量显著提高。
  • Retailers have a statutory duty to provide goods suitable for their purpose. 零售商有为他们提供符合要求的货品的法定义务。
18 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》
19 rebellious CtbyI     
  • They will be in danger if they are rebellious.如果他们造反,他们就要发生危险。
  • Her reply was mild enough,but her thoughts were rebellious.她的回答虽然很温和,但她的心里十分反感。
20 opposition eIUxU     
  • The party leader is facing opposition in his own backyard.该党领袖在自己的党內遇到了反对。
  • The police tried to break down the prisoner's opposition.警察设法制住了那个囚犯的反抗。
21 killing kpBziQ     
  • Investors are set to make a killing from the sell-off.投资者准备清仓以便大赚一笔。
  • Last week my brother made a killing on Wall Street.上个周我兄弟在华尔街赚了一大笔。
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