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NPR 2012-06-23

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 President Obama's aides are hoping to draw far more Latino votes this election year than in 2008, and his appearance in central Florida today may have helped. He spoke1 of economic and education equality in his address to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. And in a swipe at Republican critics, the president brought up the DREAM Act, which, if passed, would have created a path to citizenship2 for some children of undocumented immigrants.

“I've said time and again: Send me the DREAM Act; I will sign it right away. And I’m still waiting to work with anyone from either party who is committed to real reform.”
Last week, the president announced an initiative to give around a million younger undocumented immigrants who’d grown up here a chance to avoid deportation4. A couple hours before President Obama spoke, Florida Senator Marco Rubio took the stage in an impassioned speech. He railed against what he described as efforts to politicize the immigration issue.
“I was accused of supporting apartheid. I was accused of supporting a DREAM Act without a dream. Of course, a few months later the president takes a similar idea and implements6 it through executive action, and now it's the greatest idea in the world.”
Rubio has been widely reported to be a possible running mate for the GOP's presumptive nominee7 Mitt3 Romney, who seemed to get a cooler reception than Obama from NALEO yesterday. 
Former UN chief Kofi Annan is turning to Iran for help. He says the Islamic republic should be part of the solution of the Syrian crisis where thousands of people have died in a more than year-old uprising. 
“It's time for countries of influence to raise the level of pressure on the parties on the ground and to persuade them that it is in their interest to stop the killing8.”
But the US is strongly opposed to involvement by Iran which it accused of fomenting9 violence and remaining a nuclear threat. 
A French and German-backed proposal to start taxing financial transactions throughout the entire European Union is dead. Teri Schultz reports opposition10 was too strong from some countries, including the US that feels such a move would be bad for business.
Even leadership from EU powerhouse Germany couldn't win over the majority of states to the idea of charging banks a small fee on sales of products such as stocks and bonds. Britain claimed that would drive investors11 to go elsewhere. The EU estimated such a tax could bring in more than 60 billion dollars a year. Taxation12 commissioner13 Algirdas Semeta regrets it didn't get support from all 27 governments.
“We cannot reach unanimity14 unfortunately. But at the same time, there is a strong  group of member states so, which want to introduce this tax.”
Some EU governments now plan to band together and implement5 such a levy15 amongst themselves to fund possible future bank bailouts without taxpayer16 money. Supporters call it the “Robin Hood17 tax.” For NPR News, I'm Teri Schultz in Brussels.  
Dow’s up 77 points. 
This is NPR.
A Roman Catholic Church official convicted of child endangerment in a clergy18 abuse trial in Philadelphia reportedly has been taken to prison. Monsignor William Lynn is the first US church official convicted of a crime for how he handled sex abuse accusations19. He was convicted of one count of endangerment. Lynn was acquitted20 of another endangerment count and a conspiracy21 charge. However, the jury could not agree on a verdict for Lynn's codefendant, the Rev22. James Brennan, who is accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy. 
Rangers23 with Mount Rainier National Park are trying to recover one of their own who had fallen yesterday more than 3,000 feet to his death during a rescue operation. More details from Sara Lerner of member satiation KUOW.
Nick Hall was helping24 rescue four injured climbers. They have traveled to Washington from Texas to climb Rainier and did successfully summit the mountain's 14,400-foot peak. But on the way down, two fell on a glacier25. During the rescue, Hall fell as well and died. He slid more than 3,000 feet down the side of the mountain. A storm was on the way at the time of the incident, but three of the climbers were able to be rescued with helicopters borrowed from a nearby military base. A fourth had to stay overnight with help from park rangers. For NPR News, I'm Sara Lerner in Seattle.
The Arkansas Supreme26 Court has ruled the state's execution law is unconstitutional and cited with ten death row inmates27 who argued that only the legislature can set execution policy. Three years ago, legislators voted to give that power to the Department of Correction. 
Before the close on Wall Street, the Dow was up more than 70 points, more than 0.5%, at 12,645.


1 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。
2 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。
3 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。
4 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。
5 implement WcdzG     
  • Don't undertake a project unless you can implement it.不要承担一项计划,除非你能完成这项计划。
  • The best implement for digging a garden is a spade.在花园里挖土的最好工具是铁锹。
6 implements 37371cb8af481bf82a7ea3324d81affc     
n.工具( implement的名词复数 );家具;手段;[法律]履行(契约等)v.实现( implement的第三人称单数 );执行;贯彻;使生效
  • Primitive man hunted wild animals with crude stone implements. 原始社会的人用粗糙的石器猎取野兽。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • They ordered quantities of farm implements. 他们订购了大量农具。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
7 nominee FHLxv     
  • His nominee for vice president was elected only after a second ballot.他提名的副总统在两轮投票后才当选。
  • Mr.Francisco is standing as the official nominee for the post of District Secretary.弗朗西斯科先生是行政书记职位的正式提名人。
8 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。
9 fomenting 69881ea69871aece93909bf7a43fe265     
v.激起,煽动(麻烦等)( foment的现在分词 )
  • They accused him of fomenting political unrest. 他们指控他煽动政治动乱。
  • Three sailors were fomenting a mutiny on the ship. 三个水手正在船上煽动叛变。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
10 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。
11 investors dffc64354445b947454450e472276b99     
n.投资者,出资者( investor的名词复数 )
  • a con man who bilked investors out of millions of dollars 诈取投资者几百万元的骗子
  • a cash bonanza for investors 投资者的赚钱机会
12 taxation tqVwP     
  • He made a number of simplifications in the taxation system.他在税制上作了一些简化。
  • The increase of taxation is an important fiscal policy.增税是一项重要的财政政策。
13 commissioner gq3zX     
  • The commissioner has issued a warrant for her arrest.专员发出了对她的逮捕令。
  • He was tapped for police commissioner.他被任命为警务处长。
14 unanimity uKWz4     
  • These discussions have led to a remarkable unanimity.这些讨论导致引人注目的一致意见。
  • There is no unanimity of opinion as to the best one.没有一个公认的最好意见。
15 levy Z9fzR     
  • They levy a tax on him.他们向他征税。
  • A direct food levy was imposed by the local government.地方政府征收了食品税。
16 taxpayer ig5zjJ     
  • The new scheme will run off with a lot of the taxpayer's money.这项新计划将用去纳税人许多钱。
  • The taxpayer are unfavourably disposed towards the recent tax increase.纳税者对最近的增加税收十分反感。
17 hood ddwzJ     
  • She is wearing a red cloak with a hood.她穿着一件红色带兜帽的披风。
  • The car hood was dented in.汽车的发动机罩已凹了进去。
18 clergy SnZy2     
  • I could heartily wish that more of our country clergy would follow this example.我衷心希望,我国有更多的牧师效法这个榜样。
  • All the local clergy attended the ceremony.当地所有的牧师出席了仪式。
19 accusations 3e7158a2ffc2cb3d02e77822c38c959b     
n.指责( accusation的名词复数 );指控;控告;(被告发、控告的)罪名
  • There were accusations of plagiarism. 曾有过关于剽窃的指控。
  • He remained unruffled by their accusations. 对于他们的指控他处之泰然。
20 acquitted c33644484a0fb8e16df9d1c2cd057cb0     
宣判…无罪( acquit的过去式和过去分词 ); 使(自己)作出某种表现
  • The jury acquitted him of murder. 陪审团裁决他谋杀罪不成立。
  • Five months ago she was acquitted on a shoplifting charge. 五个月前她被宣判未犯入店行窃罪。
21 conspiracy NpczE     
  • The men were found guilty of conspiracy to murder.这些人被裁决犯有阴谋杀人罪。
  • He claimed that it was all a conspiracy against him.他声称这一切都是一场针对他的阴谋。
22 rev njvzwS     
  • It's his job to rev up the audience before the show starts.他要负责在表演开始前鼓动观众的热情。
  • Don't rev the engine so hard.别让发动机转得太快。
23 rangers f306109e6f069bca5191deb9b03359e2     
护林者( ranger的名词复数 ); 突击队员
  • Do you know where the Rangers Stadium is? 你知道Rangers体育场在哪吗? 来自超越目标英语 第3册
  • Now I'm a Rangers' fan, so I like to be near the stadium. 现在我是Rangers的爱好者,所以我想离体育场近一点。 来自超越目标英语 第3册
24 helping 2rGzDc     
  • The poor children regularly pony up for a second helping of my hamburger. 那些可怜的孩子们总是要求我把我的汉堡包再给他们一份。
  • By doing this, they may at times be helping to restore competition. 这样一来, 他在某些时候,有助于竞争的加强。
25 glacier YeQzw     
  • The glacier calved a large iceberg.冰河崩解而形成一个大冰山。
  • The upper surface of glacier is riven by crevasses.冰川的上表面已裂成冰隙。
26 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。
27 inmates 9f4380ba14152f3e12fbdf1595415606     
n.囚犯( inmate的名词复数 )
  • One of the inmates has escaped. 被收容的人中有一个逃跑了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The inmates were moved to an undisclosed location. 监狱里的囚犯被转移到一个秘密处所。 来自《简明英汉词典》
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