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美国国家电台 NPR 2012-09-23

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 The presidential and vice1 presidential candidates are campaigning this weekend and they lost no time in criticizing each other. Republican presidential nominee2 Mitt3 Romney continues to mention comments President Obama made in 1998 discussing some wealth redistribution. In an exclusive interview with Craig Carper of member station WCBE, Mr. Obama explained his comments.

Governor Romney has attacked these remarks, saying he believes in wealth creation and not redistribution. The president says the comments made during his time as a state senator were largely taken out of context, and that he will continue to promote the broader message of his 14-year-old remarks.
“That the notion that we are in this together, and you know we don’t just think about ourselves. But we think about the overall direction of our country. And those of us who’ve been successful, we don’t close the door of opportunity behind us. We try to make sure it’s open for the next generation.”
The Obama campaign says Governor Romney is attempting to change the subject following the release of a video in which he states that 47% of the country see themselves as victims. For NPR News, I’m Craig Carper in Richmond.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is in California today, but he’ll travel to Colorado tomorrow to campaign. Meanwhile, his vice presidential running mate Paul Ryan spoke4 to voters in Miami, Florida today. He turned up the heat on President Obama’s remarks that he needs public support for his goals and cannot change Washington from the inside. 
“We send presidents to change and fix the mess in Washington, and if this president has admitted that he can’t change Washington, then you know what, we need to change presidents.” GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan in Miami.
Hydraulic5 fracturing, or fracking as it’s known, is the subject of dozens of protests around the world today. NPR’s Jeff Brady reports activists6 want lawmakers to block the controversial process used in drilling for natural gas.
Organizers are calling the protest a global frack down. They are concerned fracking pollutes water, something the industry and its supporters dispute. On New York’s Long Island, protesters like Victor Pareas gathered outside state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos’s office.
“We want to create legislation to ban the fracking in New York and six alternative energy.”
New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation is reviewing potential effects from fracking. Majority leader Scalos has said the results of that will have to be considered along with the number of jobs that drilling could bring to parts of the state. Jeff Brady, NPR News.
Many people were hurt in Bangladesh today during protests against a film produced in the United States denigrating7 Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. Police broke up the demonstrations8. There have been anti-film protests in several countries including Pakistan yesterday, where 20 people died. Now a Pakistani cabinet minister is offering a large reward for anyone who locates and kills the filmmaker.
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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg kicked off a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Barclays arena9
in downtown Brooklyn, where the borough’s new basketball team, formerly10 the New Jersey11 Nets, will play this year. From member station WNYC, Jim O'Grady reports Brooklyn has not had a major sports team since 1957.
The Brooklyn Nets will open the NBA season with a home game against the Knicks on November 1st. Before that, the arena will host several big-time concerts including a nine-day run by Jay-Z. The hip-hop mogul is a public face of the Nets. Although his one-million-dollar investment gives him less than 1% ownership of the team, Jay-Z designed the team’s black and white logo, a letter B in an old-school funk to cross the basketball. The logo will appear on the uniforms of team stars Deron Williams and Joe Johnson, at the center of the team’s herringbone pattern court, and on T-shirts and caps that already seem ubiquitous in Brooklyn. For NPR News, I’m Jim O'Grady in New York.
Firefighters in Washington State are working to stop two big fires from emerging southwest of Wenatchee. This is east of Seattle. Forecasters warned the region is going to get dry lightning storm this weekend. That will increase the chances of new lightning-sparked fires, and there won’t be any rain to tamp12 down the blazes. The fires have produced smoke so thick and heavy that one school district canceled classes.
The parent company of California theme park Knott's Berry Farm is shutting down one of its rides. Several people got stuck on the Windseeker ride this week and had to wait more than three hours for rescue. No one was hurt. The company has five other parks. The Windseeker ride will be closed at each of them.


1 vice NU0zQ     
  • He guarded himself against vice.他避免染上坏习惯。
  • They are sunk in the depth of vice.他们堕入了罪恶的深渊。
2 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。
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 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。
5 hydraulic AcDzt     
  • The boat has no fewer than five hydraulic pumps.这艘船配有不少于5个液压泵。
  • A group of apprentics were operating the hydraulic press.一群学徒正在开动水压机。
6 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》
7 denigrating 25a971a8d1dc6839b44ccb115425d8b1     
v.诋毁,诽谤( denigrate的现在分词 )
  • They bristled at his denigrating description of their activities. 听到他在污蔑他们的活动,他们都怒发冲冠。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The KGB pigeonholed his report and reprimanded him for denigrating a brother officer. 克格勃把他的调查报告扔在一边,不闻不问,反而说他往同志脸上抹黑。 来自辞典例句
8 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。
9 arena Yv4zd     
  • She entered the political arena at the age of 25. 她25岁进入政界。
  • He had not an adequate arena for the exercise of his talents.他没有充分发挥其才能的场所。
10 formerly ni3x9     
  • We now enjoy these comforts of which formerly we had only heard.我们现在享受到了过去只是听说过的那些舒适条件。
  • This boat was formerly used on the rivers of China.这船从前航行在中国内河里。
11 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。
12 tamp kqsw3     
  • Then I tamp down the soil with the back of a rake.然后我用耙子的背将土壤拍实。
  • Philpott tamped a wad of tobacco into his pipe.菲尔波特往烟斗里塞了一卷碎烟叶。
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