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美国国家电台 NPR 2012-08-08

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 Another NATO service member’s been killed in Afghanistan, and news reports are saying it was an American. Authorities say two others were wounded when two gunmen wearing Afghan National Army uniforms turned on NATO troops. More than 25 coalition1 service members have been killed in attacks in Afghanistan since the start of the year. 

The US is sounding the warning against sectarian warfare2 inside Syria, where a fight has been raging since the start of the uprising 17 months ago. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“Those who are attempting to exploit the misery3 of the Syrian people either by sending in proxies4 or sending in terrorist fighters must recognize that that will not be tolerated first and foremost by the Syrian people.”
Clinton spoke5 in the South African Capital Pretoria, her latest stop in her tour of Africa. 
In Egypt, the funeral for 16 Egyptian soldiers killed this weekend was expected to unite a nation in grief. Instead, as NPR's Leila Fadel reports, anger erupted largely targeted at Egypt's new Islamic President Mohammed Morsi.
A woman wails6 in a crowd of mourners outside AI-Rashdan Mosque7. The coffins8 are paraded through the streets, draped in Egyptian flags. It was a black day when Morsi came to rule, she cries. Around her, people chant for the fall of the once banned Muslim brotherhood9, the Islamist group to which Morsi belongs. He declared three days of mourning. But he didn't show, reportedly for security reasons. His prime minister dead, and frustrated10 Egyptians took their anger out on him. They flung shoes at him and drove him away. They accuse Morsi of relaxing Egyptian border security in the Sinai with Gaza, where fellow Islamists Hamas rule. The brotherhood accuses Israel of being involved in the attack to embarrass Egypt's leadership. Leila Fadel, NPR News, Cairo.
Officials at Chevron11 Corporation’s Richmond California oil refinery12 are trying to determine the cause of a toxic13 fire that shut down the state's second-largest refinery last night. Details from NPR's Richard Gonzales. 
The fires started at about 6:30 PM local time with a leak at a diesel14 processing unit that had produced the column of thick black smoke that drifted over residential15 neighbourhoods about ten miles northeast of San Francisco. A shelter-in-place order remained in effect for about five hours. The main fire was extinguished. But Chevron refinery officials say a small controlled fire continues to burn. There were no major injures, but three employees suffered minor16 burns. Chevron officials have issued an apology to the local community for the fire, but they have not released information on what kinds of toxic chemicals were emitted. The refinery fire is expected to boost already high gas prices on the West Coast. Richard Gonzales, NPR News, San Francisco. 
This is NPR.
Some encouraging news out today on employment. The Labor17 Department is reporting 3.8 million job openings were posted in June. That's the most in four years. However, overall hiring continues to be sluggish18
Ernesto is now a hurricane. The storm gained strength today in the Western Caribbean and is turning toward Mexico. The National Hurricane Center says that Ernesto has top winds of 80 miles per hour. It threatened to unleash19 powerful winds and torrential rains near Mexico's border with Belize. Hundreds of residents in the fishing village of Punta Allen have been evacuated20.  
American Aly Raisman wrapped up the artistic21 gymnastics competition at the London Olympics today with a gold medal in the floor exercise. As NPR's Howard Berkes reports, Raisman also turned her fourth-place finish in the balance beam into a bronze medal after a protest.
Aly Raisman had the best day among American gymnasts. The bronze in the balance beam came after Raisman questioned the scoring in an initial fourth-place finish. A slight adjustment put her in third. An hour later, she won her second gold medal of the London Games with her performance in the floor exercise. That's a first for American women. Teammate Jordyn Wieber stepped out of bounds twice in the event and finished seventh. Wieber arrived in London as world champion in the all-around. She leaves with a team gold but no individual medals. Gabby Douglas ends the competition with a seventh place in the balance beam. Still she leaves London with two gold medals. Howard Berkes, NPR News, London.
Stocks up for a third day with the Dow gaining 68 points at 13,186; NASDAQ up 29 at 3,019; and the S&P 500 up nine points. 


1 coalition pWlyi     
  • The several parties formed a coalition.这几个政党组成了政治联盟。
  • Coalition forces take great care to avoid civilian casualties.联盟军队竭尽全力避免造成平民伤亡。
2 warfare XhVwZ     
  • He addressed the audience on the subject of atomic warfare.他向听众演讲有关原子战争的问题。
  • Their struggle consists mainly in peasant guerrilla warfare.他们的斗争主要是农民游击战。
3 misery G10yi     
  • Business depression usually causes misery among the working class.商业不景气常使工薪阶层受苦。
  • He has rescued me from the mire of misery.他把我从苦海里救了出来。
4 proxies e2a6fe7fe7e3bc554e51dce24e3945ee     
n.代表权( proxy的名词复数 );(测算用的)代替物;(对代理人的)委托书;(英国国教教区献给主教等的)巡游费
  • SOCKS and proxies are unavailable. Try connecting to XX again? socks和代理不可用。尝试重新连接到XX吗? 来自互联网
  • All proxies are still down. Continue with direct connections? 所有的代理仍然有故障。继续直接连接吗? 来自互联网
5 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。
6 wails 6fc385b881232f68e3c2bd9685a7fcc7     
痛哭,哭声( wail的名词复数 )
  • The child burst into loud wails. 那个孩子突然大哭起来。
  • Through this glaciated silence the white wails of the apartment fixed arbitrary planes. 在这冰封似的沉寂中,公寓的白色墙壁构成了一个个任意的平面。 来自英汉非文学 - 科幻
7 mosque U15y3     
  • The mosque is a activity site and culture center of Muslim religion.清真寺为穆斯林宗教活动场所和文化中心。
  • Some years ago the clock in the tower of the mosque got out of order.几年前,清真寺钟楼里的大钟失灵了。
8 coffins 44894d235713b353f49bf59c028ff750     
n.棺材( coffin的名词复数 );使某人早亡[死,完蛋,垮台等]之物
  • The shop was close and hot, and the atmosphere seemed tainted with the smell of coffins. 店堂里相当闷热,空气仿佛被棺木的味儿污染了。 来自辞典例句
  • Donate some coffins to the temple, equal to the number of deaths. 到寺庙里,捐赠棺材盒给这些死者吧。 来自电影对白
9 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。
10 frustrated ksWz5t     
adj.挫败的,失意的,泄气的v.使不成功( frustrate的过去式和过去分词 );挫败;使受挫折;令人沮丧
  • It's very easy to get frustrated in this job. 这个工作很容易令人懊恼。
  • The bad weather frustrated all our hopes of going out. 恶劣的天气破坏了我们出行的愿望。 来自《简明英汉词典》
11 chevron IUxyX     
  • He wore shoulderstrap rank slides with sergeant's chevrons.他佩戴标示级别的肩章,上面有中士的V形标志。
  • The chevron or arrow road sign indicates a sharp bend to the left or right.V形或箭头路标表示有向左或向右的急转弯。
12 refinery QiayX     
  • They built a sugar refinery.他们建起了一座榨糖厂。
  • The purpose of oil refinery is to refine crude petroleum.炼油厂的主要工作是提炼原油。
13 toxic inSwc     
  • The factory had accidentally released a quantity of toxic waste into the sea.这家工厂意外泄漏大量有毒废物到海中。
  • There is a risk that toxic chemicals might be blasted into the atmosphere.爆炸后有毒化学物质可能会进入大气层。
14 diesel ql6zo     
  • We experimented with diesel engines to drive the pumps.我们试着用柴油机来带动水泵。
  • My tractor operates on diesel oil.我的那台拖拉机用柴油开动。
15 residential kkrzY3     
  • The mayor inspected the residential section of the city.市长视察了该市的住宅区。
  • The residential blocks were integrated with the rest of the college.住宿区与学院其他部分结合在了一起。
16 minor e7fzR     
  • The young actor was given a minor part in the new play.年轻的男演员在这出新戏里被分派担任一个小角色。
  • I gave him a minor share of my wealth.我把小部分财产给了他。
17 labor P9Tzs     
  • We are never late in satisfying him for his labor.我们从不延误付给他劳动报酬。
  • He was completely spent after two weeks of hard labor.艰苦劳动两周后,他已经疲惫不堪了。
18 sluggish VEgzS     
  • This humid heat makes you feel rather sluggish.这种湿热的天气使人感到懒洋洋的。
  • Circulation is much more sluggish in the feet than in the hands.脚部的循环比手部的循环缓慢得多。
19 unleash bjewz     
  • They hope to create allies to unleash against diseases,pests,and invasive species.他们希望创造出一些新群体来对付疾病、害虫和一些有侵害性的物种。
  • Changing water levels now at times unleash a miasma of disease from exposed sewage.如今,大坝不时地改变水位,从暴露的污水释放出了疾病瘴气。
20 evacuated b2adcc11308c78e262805bbcd7da1669     
  • Police evacuated nearby buildings. 警方已将附近大楼的居民疏散。
  • The fireman evacuated the guests from the burning hotel. 消防队员把客人们从燃烧着的旅馆中撤出来。
21 artistic IeWyG     
  • The picture on this screen is a good artistic work.这屏风上的画是件很好的艺术品。
  • These artistic handicrafts are very popular with foreign friends.外国朋友很喜欢这些美术工艺品。
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