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美国国家电台 NPR 2012-09-21

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 President Obama took his campaign to Florida today where he focused on immigration. In Coral Gables the president defended his stands on the issue.  

I have never wavered in my support of comprehensive immigration reform. We did put forward a Dream Act that was passed in the house, got the overwhelming majority of support from Democrats1 in the Senate and was blocked by the Republican party. 
Republican presidential candidate Mitt2 Romney is speaking in Sarasota. He is dealing3 with the fallout over recent remarks that were captured on video in which he said his job is not to worry about the 47% Americans who don't pay taxes.
The Obama Administration has tried to distant itself from the anti-Islam video that sparked outrage4 around the world. And now the US is paying to get its messages out. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.
TV viewers in Pakistan have been shown clips of President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemning5 the video. There were comments the two made in news conferences here in Washington. But the U.S. government had to pay to get those advertisements on Pakistani television. A State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland explains.
I think the sense was that this particular aspect of the president and the secretary's message needed to be heard by more Pakistanis than had heard and this was an effective way to get that message out. 
She says the U.S. embassy in Pakistan spent about 70,000 dollars on the ads. Michele Kelemen, NPR News, Washington.
A Texas judge has stopped state officials from ordering purges7 of the voter rolls. The state was attempting to purge6 the rolls of dead voters. From Dallas, NPR's Wade8 Goodwyn reports. 
Using a death list from the Social Security Administration. The Texas secretary of state sent out a list of 80,000 Texas voters who were to be considered dead. Social Security warned Texas that it shouldn't be relied upon for purging9 its rolls of voters, but the state ignored that caution. Tens of thousands of mostly elderly Texas voters got letters notifying them the state considered them dead. They had 30 days to respond or they would be removed from the voter rolls. Last night, Texas' state judge Tim Sulak responded to a lawsuit10 by four annoyed not dead Texas voters, by issuing a temporary injunction restraining the secretary of state. Texas has attempted to implement11 restrict of voter ID Law, was blocked by a federal court last month. Wade Goodwyn, NPR News, Dallas. 
Senate Republicans are blocking legislation that would put veterans back to work. Lawmakers say the one-billion-dollar jobs program would violate spending limits that Congress agreed to last year.
At last check on Wall Street, the Dow was up 19 points at 13,597. 
This is NPR.
Members of an Amish breakaway group in Ohio have been found guilty of hate crimes by carrying out beard and haircutting attacks against fellow Amish in a dispute over religious differences. The jury today also found their leader guilty of planning the attacks last fall in eastern Ohio. He and his family members were among 16 people who have been on trial in Cleveland. They are all facing possible prison terms of ten years or more. 
The New York Public Library has revised its plan to remove millions of books from its flagship branch in Manhattan to an offsite storage facility. As NPR's Jill Rose reports the library responded to public criticism of the plan.
Officials at the New York Public Library wanted to move more than 4 million books from 5th Avenue to a storage facility in New Jersey12. But scholars and others who use the library famous reference room said that would diminish their access to the collection. So library officials decided13 to shift their renovation14 plans. They will still turn the Beaux-Arts  building on 5 Avenue into a circulating library and close to other libraries in Midtown Manhattan. But they also announced a private donation that will allow them to keep more than 3 million books onsite for researchers to use. Jill Rose. NPR News, New York. 
Space shuttle Endeavour has flown over Tucson, Arizona on its trip west to retirement15 in a Los Angeles museum. Endeavour did a partial loop over the city to honor former Congresswoman  Gabrielle Giffords before it continued its journey. The retired16 shuttle departed Huston earlier in the day after a one-day stop at the home of NASA's Mission Control.


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 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。
3 dealing NvjzWP     
  • This store has an excellent reputation for fair dealing.该商店因买卖公道而享有极高的声誉。
  • His fair dealing earned our confidence.他的诚实的行为获得我们的信任。
4 outrage hvOyI     
  • When he heard the news he reacted with a sense of outrage.他得悉此事时义愤填膺。
  • We should never forget the outrage committed by the Japanese invaders.我们永远都不应该忘记日本侵略者犯下的暴行。
5 condemning 3c571b073a8d53beeff1e31a57d104c0     
v.(通常因道义上的原因而)谴责( condemn的现在分词 );宣判;宣布…不能使用;迫使…陷于不幸的境地
  • The government issued a statement condemning the killings. 政府发表声明谴责这些凶杀事件。
  • I concur with the speaker in condemning what has been done. 我同意发言者对所做的事加以谴责。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
6 purge QS1xf     
  • The new president carried out a purge of disloyal army officers.新总统对不忠诚的军官进行了清洗。
  • The mayoral candidate has promised to purge the police department.市长候选人答应清洗警察部门。
7 purges 8473af04e66433ec93381f0362f6b552     
清除异己( purge的名词复数 ); 整肃(行动); 清洗; 泻药
  • Mandelshtam perished in the purges of the 1930s, Akhmatova remained silent. 曼杰利什坦姆在30年代的清洗中死去,阿赫玛托娃也销声匿迹。
  • He purges his subconscious and meditates only on God. 他净化他的潜意识且只思念上帝。
8 wade nMgzu     
  • We had to wade through the river to the opposite bank.我们只好涉水过河到对岸。
  • We cannot but wade across the river.我们只好趟水过去。
9 purging 832cd742d18664512602b0ae7fec22be     
清洗; 清除; 净化; 洗炉
  • You learned the dry-mouthed, fear-purged, purging ecstasy of battle. 你体会到战斗中那种使人嘴巴发干的,战胜了恐惧并排除其他杂念的狂喜。
  • Purging databases, configuring, and making other exceptional requests might fall into this category. 比如清空数据库、配置,以及其他特别的请求等都属于这个类别。 来自About Face 3交互设计精髓
10 lawsuit A14xy     
  • They threatened him with a lawsuit.他们以诉讼威逼他。
  • He was perpetually involving himself in this long lawsuit.他使自己无休止地卷入这场长时间的诉讼。
11 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。
12 jersey Lp5zzo     
  • He wears a cotton jersey when he plays football.他穿运动衫踢足球。
  • They were dressed alike in blue jersey and knickers.他们穿着一致,都是蓝色的运动衫和灯笼短裤。
13 decided lvqzZd     
  • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
  • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。
14 renovation xVAxF     
  • The cinema will reopen next week after the renovation.电影院修缮后,将于下星期开业。
  • The building has undergone major renovation.这座大楼已进行大整修。
15 retirement TWoxH     
  • She wanted to enjoy her retirement without being beset by financial worries.她想享受退休生活而不必为金钱担忧。
  • I have to put everything away for my retirement.我必须把一切都积蓄起来以便退休后用。
16 retired Njhzyv     
  • The old man retired to the country for rest.这位老人下乡休息去了。
  • Many retired people take up gardening as a hobby.许多退休的人都以从事园艺为嗜好。
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