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美国国家电台 NPR 2012-09-25

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 The world's most pressing issues including deadly unrest in the Middle East  are at the forefront of the United Nations gathering1 in New York, where more than 100 world leaders are in attendance, including President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports Syria, Iran and the recent attacks on U.S. embassies are expected to figure prominently. 

As a busy day on diplomacy2 got underway in New York. Secretary Clinton said she would be meeting with the new leaders of Libya, Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen to talk about the Democratic transitions underway in those countries. She is calling on everyone to stand up against extremists who have led violent protests at U.S. embassies and the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate3 in Benghazi, Libya.
The people of Benghazi sent this message loudly and clearly on Friday. When they forcefully rejected the extremists in their midst and reclaimed4 the honor and dignity of a courageous5 city. 
Clinton says President Obama will be speaking more about that on the floor of the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday. Michele Kelemen, NPR News, the United Nations.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt6 Romney is again attacking President Obama on foreign policy, describing it is weak. Before traveling to New York, Romney told voters in Pueblo7, Colorado today that Mr. Obama's response to the Syrian unrest was " a policy of paralysis8". He also criticized President Obama's recent description of the new Democratic challenges confronting Arab countries as "bumps in the road."
Bumps in the road, We had an ambassador assassinated9. We had a Muslim Brotherhood10 elect a member, elected to the presidency11 of Egypt, 20,000 people have been killed in Syria.
The Syrian conflict was the subject of a closed-door meeting at the U.N. Security Council today. International envoy12 Lakhdar Brahimi told reporters the situation was getting worse but gave little indication that the panel is able to break the impasse13 anytime soon over how to end Syria's civil war. 
Two marine14 sergeants15 are facing courts martial16 for their part in an incident last year where marines desecrated17 the remains18 of Taliban insurgents19 in Afghanistan. More from NPR's Tom Bowman.  
The two staff sergeants  Joseph Chamblin and Edward Deptola are from camp Lejeune, North Carolina and assigned to the 3rd Battalion20, 2nd Marine Regiment21. The charges include dereliction of duty and failing to properly supervise junior marines. Deptola is also charged with unnecessary damage to an Afghan home and indiscriminately firing a captured enemy machine gun. The incident came to light earlier this year. When a video surface showing four marines laughing and urinating on the corpses22 of dead insurgents in Helmand province. This is the first criminal charges. Already three junior marines received minor23 disciplinary action. They could result in loss of pay or reduction in rank. The Marine court says it expects actions against still more marines. NPR's Tom Bowman. 
This is NPR.
One of Britain's most radical24 Islamist clerics Abu Hamza al-Masri  is a significant step closer to be extradited to the United States. The British government says Masri lost his appeal in the European Court of Human Rights and will be handed over to U.S. custody25 soon. The 54-year-old is wanted in the United States, will face terror related charges.
The privately26 held company that owns the Village Voice newspaper and many other free alternative weeklies across the nation is selling them to a group led by a top executive. NPR's David Folkenflik reports the move will enable the papers to shed an ongoing27 controversy28.
Weekly papers are financially troubled these days undermined by drops in readership, advertising29 and relevance30. For Village Voice and its sister papers, one financial bright spot has been backpage.com an online classified ad site. But it has been denounced by religious activists31. A U.S. senator and New York Times Economist32  Nicholas Kristof for enabeling child prostitution. Backpage says it has spent much time and millions of dollars to ensure that its classifies involve only legal activities and consenting adults. But the headaches endured. Village Voice new executives Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey will sell the papers to a group run by several colleagues, but will hold onto backpage.com. David Folkenflik, NPR News, New York.
More than the third year in a row, sales of General Motors vehicles in China have hit the two million mark and it hit the milestone33 earlier than ever before on September 21st.
After gains early in the day, Dow off again 20 points at 13,559 at last check; NASDAQ off 19 at 3,161 and the S&P 500 down three points. 


1 gathering ChmxZ     
  • He called on Mr. White to speak at the gathering.他请怀特先生在集会上讲话。
  • He is on the wing gathering material for his novels.他正忙于为他的小说收集资料。
2 diplomacy gu9xk     
  • The talks have now gone into a stage of quiet diplomacy.会谈现在已经进入了“温和外交”阶段。
  • This was done through the skill in diplomacy. 这是通过外交手腕才做到的。
3 consulate COwzC     
  • The Spanish consulate is the large white building opposite the bank.西班牙领事馆是银行对面的那栋高大的白色建筑物。
  • The American consulate was a magnificent edifice in the centre of Bordeaux.美国领事馆是位于波尔多市中心的一座宏伟的大厦。
4 reclaimed d131e8b354aef51857c9c380c825a4c9     
adj.再生的;翻造的;收复的;回收的v.开拓( reclaim的过去式和过去分词 );要求收回;从废料中回收(有用的材料);挽救
  • Many sufferers have been reclaimed from a dependence on alcohol. 许多嗜酒成癖的受害者已经被挽救过来。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • They reclaimed him from his evil ways. 他们把他从邪恶中挽救出来。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
5 courageous HzSx7     
  • We all honour courageous people.我们都尊重勇敢的人。
  • He was roused to action by courageous words.豪言壮语促使他奋起行动。
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 pueblo DkwziG     
  • For over 2,000 years,Pueblo peoples occupied a vast region of the south-western United States.在长达2,000多年的时间里,印第安人统治着现在美国西南部的大片土地。
  • The cross memorializes the Spanish victims of the 1680 revolt,when the region's Pueblo Indians rose up in violent protest against their mistreatment and burned the cit
8 paralysis pKMxY     
  • The paralysis affects his right leg and he can only walk with difficulty.他右腿瘫痪步履维艰。
  • The paralysis affects his right leg and he can only walk with difficulty.他右腿瘫痪步履维艰。
9 assassinated 0c3415de7f33014bd40a19b41ce568df     
v.暗杀( assassinate的过去式和过去分词 );中伤;诋毁;破坏
  • The prime minister was assassinated by extremists. 首相遭极端分子暗杀。
  • Then, just two days later, President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. 跟着在两天以后,肯尼迪总统在达拉斯被人暗杀。 来自辞典例句
10 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。
11 presidency J1HzD     
  • Roosevelt was elected four times to the presidency of the United States.罗斯福连续当选四届美国总统。
  • Two candidates are emerging as contestants for the presidency.两位候选人最终成为总统职位竞争者。
12 envoy xoLx7     
  • Their envoy showed no sign of responding to our proposals.他们的代表对我方的提议毫无回应的迹象。
  • The government has not yet appointed an envoy to the area.政府尚未向这一地区派过外交官。
13 impasse xcJz1     
  • The government had reached an impasse.政府陷入绝境。
  • Negotiations seemed to have reached an impasse.谈判似乎已经陷入僵局。
14 marine 77Izo     
  • Marine creatures are those which live in the sea. 海洋生物是生存在海里的生物。
  • When the war broke out,he volunteered for the Marine Corps.战争爆发时,他自愿参加了海军陆战队。
15 sergeants c7d22f6a91d2c5f9f5a4fd4d5721dfa0     
警官( sergeant的名词复数 ); (美国警察)警佐; (英国警察)巡佐; 陆军(或空军)中士
  • Platoon sergeants fell their men in on the barrack square. 排长们在营房广场上整顿队伍。
  • The recruits were soon licked into shape by the drill sergeants. 新兵不久便被教育班长训练得象样了。
16 martial bBbx7     
  • The sound of martial music is always inspiring.军乐声总是鼓舞人心的。
  • The officer was convicted of desertion at a court martial.这名军官在军事法庭上被判犯了擅离职守罪。
17 desecrated 6d5f154117c696bbcc280c723c642778     
毁坏或亵渎( desecrate的过去式和过去分词 )
  • The invading army desecrated this holy place when they camped here. 侵略军在这块圣地上扎营就是对这块圣地的亵渎。
  • She shouldn't have desecrated the picture of a religious leader. 她不该亵渎宗教领袖的画像。
18 remains 1kMzTy     
  • He ate the remains of food hungrily.他狼吞虎咽地吃剩余的食物。
  • The remains of the meal were fed to the dog.残羹剩饭喂狗了。
19 insurgents c68be457307815b039a352428718de59     
n.起义,暴动,造反( insurgent的名词复数 )
  • The regular troops of Baden joined the insurgents. 巴登的正规军参加到起义军方面来了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Against the Taliban and Iraqi insurgents, these problems are manageable. 要对付塔利班与伊拉克叛乱分子,这些问题还是可以把握住的。 来自互联网
20 battalion hu0zN     
  • The town was garrisoned by a battalion.该镇由一营士兵驻守。
  • At the end of the drill parade,the battalion fell out.操练之后,队伍解散了。
21 regiment JATzZ     
  • As he hated army life,he decide to desert his regiment.因为他嫌恶军队生活,所以他决心背弃自己所在的那个团。
  • They reformed a division into a regiment.他们将一个师整编成为一个团。
22 corpses 2e7a6f2b001045a825912208632941b2     
n.死尸,尸体( corpse的名词复数 )
  • The living soldiers put corpses together and burned them. 活着的战士把尸体放在一起烧了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Overhead, grayish-white clouds covered the sky, piling up heavily like decaying corpses. 天上罩满了灰白的薄云,同腐烂的尸体似的沉沉的盖在那里。 来自汉英文学 - 中国现代小说
23 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。
24 radical hA8zu     
  • The patient got a radical cure in the hospital.病人在医院得到了根治。
  • She is radical in her demands.她的要求十分偏激。
25 custody Qntzd     
  • He spent a week in custody on remand awaiting sentence.等候判决期间他被还押候审一个星期。
  • He was taken into custody immediately after the robbery.抢劫案发生后,他立即被押了起来。
26 privately IkpzwT     
  • Some ministers admit privately that unemployment could continue to rise.一些部长私下承认失业率可能继续升高。
  • The man privately admits that his motive is profits.那人私下承认他的动机是为了牟利。
27 ongoing 6RvzT     
  • The problem is ongoing.这个问题尚未解决。
  • The issues raised in the report relate directly to Age Concern's ongoing work in this area.报告中提出的问题与“关心老人”组织在这方面正在做的工作有直接的关系。
28 controversy 6Z9y0     
  • That is a fact beyond controversy.那是一个无可争论的事实。
  • We ran the risk of becoming the butt of every controversy.我们要冒使自己在所有的纷争中都成为众矢之的的风险。
29 advertising 1zjzi3     
n.广告业;广告活动 a.广告的;广告业务的
  • Can you give me any advice on getting into advertising? 你能指点我如何涉足广告业吗?
  • The advertising campaign is aimed primarily at young people. 这个广告宣传运动主要是针对年轻人的。
30 relevance gVAxg     
  • Politicians' private lives have no relevance to their public roles.政治家的私生活与他们的公众角色不相关。
  • Her ideas have lost all relevance to the modern world.她的想法与现代社会完全脱节。
31 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》
32 economist AuhzVs     
  • He cast a professional economist's eyes on the problem.他以经济学行家的眼光审视这个问题。
  • He's an economist who thinks he knows all the answers.他是个经济学家,自以为什么都懂。
33 milestone c78zM     
  • The film proved to be a milestone in the history of cinema.事实证明这部影片是电影史上的一个里程碑。
  • I think this is a very important milestone in the relations between our two countries.我认为这是我们两国关系中一个十分重要的里程碑。
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