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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Craig Windham.

President Bush made his fourth and final trip to Iraq today before leaving office. He defended his decision to order the US-led invasion and he met with the American troops. But his news conference in Baghdad was interrupted when an Iraqi man threw his shoes at the president. BBC's Humphrey Hawksley has more from Baghdad.

President Bush's visit began with the inspection of the four Guard-of-Honour and signing a watershed security pact on how and when US forces would leave the country. But at the news conference, as the president was giving his upbeat assessment on the Iraq's future, he came in for a surprise. An Iraqi journalist hurled two shoes at him in quick successionshouting on the first: This is the farewell gift from Iraqi people, dog. And on the second: This is from all the widows and orphans and all those killed in the Iraq. The BBC's Humphrey Hawksley.

Blowing drifting snow has forced the closure of some major highways in northern plain states. More than a foot of snow has fallen in parts of North Dakota. Utility crews are working to restore power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in the northeast, that are still without electricity following a sever ice storm there. From member station WBUR, Mettle Largie reports.

Debris from ice covered trees is hampering efforts to restore power in northern New England. Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency spokesman Peter Judge says crews are making slow but steady progress restoring electricity to affected areas. "In the past, it was just a matter of the crews / going out bureau, repairing wires and pulls that sort of thing. But right now there are hundred of abilities get to / a lot of them. So we have a lot of crews out there with chain saws and with trucks trying to assist them to, so they can in fact do their jobs and then bring the ledge back on. " Power outages in some places could last for several more days. For NPR News, I'm Mettle Largie, in Boston.

China's government says it plans to increase the amount of money in circulation there by 17% next year as part of the country's response to the global financial crisis. NPR's Louisa Lim has the story from Shanghai.

China has released a broad blueprint for addressing the economic downturn, including loosening its tight monetary policy. Next year it will increase the money supply by 17%, a marked increased from 15% in November. Beijing was to get more money circulating to try to stimulate / domestic spending and shield the country from the global slowdown. The directive also laid out a number of changes making it easier for / companies to borrow money, including increasing funding to its development bank by 15 billion dollars. Trade figures released last week show China's economy is slowing down far more dramatically than predicted. And senior officials warn worse is yet to come. To an after year, economic growth might fall below the 8% for necessary to provide jobs for those entering the workforce each year. Louisa Lim, NPR News, Shanghai.

This is NPR News from Washington.

Embattled Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is so far resisting pressure to resign. And a spokesman says Blagojevich will definitely not step down tomorrow. The man who would replace if he does resign--lieutenant governor Pat Quinn says he would like to name someone to fill / at least temporarily / the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Obama until a special election / could be held next spring. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she's hoping to get response within the next several days to her request to the state Supreme Court to strip Blagojevich's powers. "We need to have a governor who can actually use the powers of that office and govern our state or else our state becomes paralyzed. " Madigan was on NBC's Meet the Press today.

In South Africa, a group that broke away from the ruling African National Congress of what they claim as its undemocratic direction is meeting over the next few days to launch a new party. NPR's Charlene Hunter-Gault reports.

More than 4, 000 delegates from around the country attending the three-day inaugural launch of the Congress of the People, are in the celebratory mood. But much of the message from Cope interim chairman Mosiuoa Lekota was grim. He compared the country's mood to the apartheid era, saying intimidation and paralyzing fear is now gripping sections of South African society. And he accused ANC leaders of thriving in political hate speech. But Lekota says South Africans with lost faiths in the dream of vibrant rainbow nation have had their hopes revived by Cope. Charlene Hunter-Gault, NPR News, Bloemfontein, South Africa.

President-elect Obama and his two daughters today picked out the family Christmas tree a lot in Chicago as they reliving. Mr. Obama wishes the small crowd that gathered a Merry Christmas.

I'm Craig Windham, NPR News in Washing
ton.

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Craig Windham.

President Bush made his fourth and final trip to Iraq today before leaving office. He defended his decision to order the US-led invasion and he met with the American troops. But his news conference in Baghdad was interrupted when an Iraqi man threw his shoes at the president. BBC's Humphrey Hawksley has more from Baghdad.

President Bush's visit began with the inspection of the four Guard-of-Honour and signing a watershed security pact on how and when US forces would leave the country. But at the news conference, as the president was giving his upbeat assessment on the Iraq's future, he came in for a surprise. An Iraqi journalist hurled two shoes at him in quick succession, chanting on the first: This is the farewell gift from Iraqi people, dog. And on the second: This is from all the widows and orphans and all those killed in the Iraq. The BBC's Humphrey Hawksley.

Blowing drifting snow has forced the closure of some major highways in northern plain states. More than a foot of snow has fallen in parts of North Dakota. Utility crews are working to restore power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in the northeast, that are still without electricity following a sever ice storm there. From member station WBUR, Mettle Largie reports.

Debris from ice covered trees is hampering efforts to restore power in northern New England. Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency spokesman Peter Judge says crews are making slow but steady progress restoring electricity to affected areas. "In the past, it was just a matter of the crews / going out bureau, repairing wires and pulls that sort of thing.
But right now get their ability get well to they want more, so we have a lots of crews are there to rechange there and reracks trying the system to solid to in facto do their job plan and bring in lights back on, Power outages in some places could last for several more days. For NPR News, I'm Mettle Largie, in Boston.

China's government says it plans to increase the amount of money in circulation there by 17% next year as part of the country's response to the global financial crisis. NPR's Louisa Lim has the story from Shanghai.

China has released a broad blueprint for addressing the economic downturn, including loosening its tight monetary policy. Next year it will increase the money supply by 17%, a market increased from 15% in November. Beijing was to get more money circulating to try to stimulate / domestic spending and shield the country from the global slowdown. The directive also laid out a number of changes making it easier for / companies to borrow money, including increasing funding to its development bank by 15 billion dollars. Trade figures released last week show China's economy is slowing down far more dramatically than predicted. And senior officials warn worse is yet to come. To an after year, economic growth might fall blow the 8% for necessary to provide jobs for those entering the workforce each year. Louisa Lim, NPR News, Shanghai.

This is NPR News from Washington.

Embattled Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is so far resisting pressure to resign. And a spokesman says Blagojevich will definitely not step down tomorrow. The man who would replace if he does resign--lieutenant governor Pat Quinn says he would like to name someone to fill / at least temporarily / the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Obama until a special election / could be held next spring. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she's hoping to get response within the next several days to her request to the state Supreme Court to strip Blagojevich's powers. "We need to have a governor who can actually use the powers of that office and govern our state or else our state becomes paralyzed. " Madigan was on NBC's Meet the Press today.

In South Africa, a group that broke away from the ruling African National Congress of what they claim as its undemocratic direction is meeting over the next few days to launch a new party. NPR's Charlene Hunter-Gault reports.

More than 4, 000 delegates from around the country attending the three-day inaugural launch of the Congress of the People, are in the celebratory mood. But much of the message from Cope interim chairmen Mosiuoa Lekota was grim. He compared the country's mood to the apartheid era, saying intimidation and paralyzing fear is now gripping sections of South African society. And he accused ANC leaders of thriving in political hate speech. But Lekota says South Africans with lost faiths in the dream of vibrant rainbow nation have had their hopes revived by Cope. Charlene Hunter-Gault, NPR News, Bloemfontein, South Africa.

President-elect Obama and his two daughters today picked out the family Christmas tree a lot in Chicago as they reliving. Mr. Obama wishes the small crowd that gathered a Merry Christmas.

I'm Craig Windham, NPR News in Washington.

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Craig Windham.

President Bush made his fourth and final trip to Iraq today before leaving office. He defended his decision to order the US-led invasion and he met with the American troops. But his news conference in Baghdad was interrupted when an Iraqi man threw his shoes at the president. BBC's Humphrey Hawksley has more from Baghdad.

President Bush's visit began with the inspection of the four Guard-of-Honour and signing a watershed security pact on how and when US forces would leave the country. But at the news conference, as the president was giving his upbeat assessment on the Iraq's future, he came in for a surprise. An Iraqi journalist hurled two shoes at him in quick succession, chanting on the first: This is the farewell gift from Iraqi people, dog. And on the second: This is from all the widows and orphans and all those killed in the Iraq. The BBC's Humphrey Hawksley.

Blowing drifting snow has forced the closure of some major highways in northern plain states. More than a foot of snow has fallen in parts of North Dakota. Utility crews are working to restore power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in the northeast, that are still without electricity following a sever ice storm there. From member station WBUR, Mettle Largie reports.

Debris from ice covered trees is hampering efforts to restore power in northern New England. Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency spokesman Peter Judge says crews are making slow but steady progress restoring electricity to affected areas. "In the past, it was just a matter of the crews / going out bureau, repairing wires and pulls that sort of thing.
But right now get their ability get well to they want more, so we have a lots of crews are there to rechange there and reracks trying the system to solid to in facto do their job plan and bring in lights back on, Power outages in some places could last for several more days. For NPR News, I'm Mettle Largie, in Boston.

China's government says it plans to increase the amount of money in circulation there by 17% next year as part of the country's response to the global financial crisis. NPR's Louisa Lim has the story from Shanghai.

China has released a broad blueprint for addressing the economic downturn, including loosening its tight monetary policy. Next year it will increase the money supply by 17%, a market increased from 15% in November. Beijing was to get more money circulating to try to stimulate / domestic spending and shield the country from the global slowdown. The directive also laid out a number of changes making it easier for / companies to borrow money, including increasing funding to its development bank by 15 billion dollars. Trade figures released last week show China's economy is slowing down far more dramatically than predicted. And senior officials warn worse is yet to come. To an after year, economic growth might fall blow the 8% for necessary to provide jobs for those entering the workforce each year. Louisa Lim, NPR News, Shanghai.

This is NPR News from Washington.

Embattled Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is so far resisting pressure to resign. And a spokesman says Blagojevich will definitely not step down tomorrow. The man who would replace if he does resign--lieutenant governor Pat Quinn says he would like to name someone to fill / at least temporarily / the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Obama until a special election / could be held next spring. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she's hoping to get response within the next several days to her request to the state Supreme Court to strip Blagojevich's powers. "We need to have a governor who can actually use the powers of that office and govern our state or else our state becomes paralyzed. " Madigan was on NBC's Meet the Press today.

In South Africa, a group that broke away from the ruling African National Congress of what they claim as its undemocratic direction is meeting over the next few days to launch a new party. NPR's Charlene Hunter-Gault reports.

More than 4, 000 delegates from around the country attending the three-day inaugural launch of the Congress of the People, are in the celebratory mood. But much of the message from Cope interim chairmen Mosiuoa Lekota was grim. He compared the country's mood to the apartheid era, saying intimidation and paralyzing fear is now gripping sections of South African society. And he accused ANC leaders of thriving in political hate speech. But Lekota says South Africans with lost faiths in the dream of vibrant rainbow nation have had their hopes revived by Cope. Charlene Hunter-Gault, NPR News, Bloemfontein, South Africa.

President-elect Obama and his two daughters today picked out the family Christmas tree a lot in Chicago as they reliving. Mr. Obama wishes the small crowd that gathered a Merry Christmas.

I'm Craig Windham, NPR News in Washington.

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Craig Windham.

 

President Bush made his fourth and final trip to Iraq today before leaving office. He defended his decision to order the US-led invasion and he met with the American troops. But his news conference in Baghdad was interrupted when an Iraqi man threw his shoes at the president. BBC's Humphrey Hawksley has more from Baghdad.

 

President Bush's visit began with the inspection of the four Guard-of-Honour and signing a watershed security pact on how and when US forces would leave the country. But at the news conference, as the president was giving his upbeat assessment on the Iraq's future, he came in for a surprise. An Iraqi journalist hurled two shoes at him in quick succession, shouting on the first: This is the farewell gift from Iraqi people, dog. And on the second: This is for all the widows and orphans and all those killed in the Iraq. The BBC's Humphrey Hawksley.

 

Blowing drifting snow has forced the closure of some major highways in northern plain states. More than a foot of snow has fallen in parts of North Dakota. Utility crews are working to restore power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in the northeast, that are still without electricity following a sever ice storm there. From member station WBUR, Mettle Largie reports.

 

Debris from ice covered trees is hampering efforts to restore power in northern New England. Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency spokesman Peter Judge says crews are making slow but steady progress restoring electricity to affected areas. "In the past, it was just a matter of the crews going out bureau, repairing wires and pulls that sort of thing. But right now there are hundred of abilities get to / a lot of them. So we have a lot of crews out there with chain saws and with trucks trying to assist them to, so they can in fact do their jobs and then bring the electric back on. " Power outages in some places could last for several more days. For NPR News, I'm Mettle Largie, in Boston.

 

China's government says it plans to increase the amount of money in circulation there by 17% next year as part of the country's response to the global financial crisis. NPR's Louisa Lim has the story from Shanghai.

 

China has released a broad blueprint for addressing the economic downturn, including loosening its tight monetary policy. Next year it will increase the money supply by 17%, a marked increase from 15% in November. Beijing wants to get more money circulating to try to stimulate domestic spending and shield the country from the global slowdown. The directive also laid out a number of changes making it easier for companies to borrow money, including increasing funding to its development bank by 15 billion dollars. Trade figures released last week show China's economy is slowing down far more dramatically than predicted. And senior officials warn worse is yet to come. To an after year, economic growth might fall below the 8% for necessary to provide jobs for those entering the workforce each year. Louisa Lim, NPR News, Shanghai.

 

This is NPR News from Washington.

 

Embattled Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is so far resisting pressure to resign. And a spokesman says Blagojevich will definitely not step down tomorrow. The man who would replace if he does resign--lieutenant governor Pat Quinn says he would like to name someone to fillat least temporarily. The Senate seat vacated by President-elect Obama until a special election could be held next spring. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she's hoping to get response within the next several days to her request to the state Supreme Court to strip Blagojevich's of powers. "We need to have a governor who can actually use the powers of that office and govern our state or else our state becomes paralyzed. " Madigan was on NBC's Meet the Press today.

 

 

In South Africa, a group that broke away from the ruling African National Congress of what they claim as its undemocratic direction is meeting over the next few days to launch a new party. NPR's Charlene Hunter-Gault reports.

 

More than 4, 000 delegates from around the country attending the three-day inaugural launch of the Congress of the People, are in the celebratory mood. But much of the message from Cope interim chairman Mosiuoa Lekota was grim. He compared the country's mood to the apartheid era, saying intimidation and paralyzing fear is now gripping sections of South African society. And he accused ANC leaders of thriving in political hate speech. But Lekota says South Africans with lost faiths in the dream of a vibrant rainbow nation have had their hopes revived by Cope. Charlene Hunter-Gault, NPR News, Bloemfontein, South Africa.

 

President-elect Obama and his two daughters today picked out the family Christmas tree at a lot in Chicago as they reliving. Mr. Obama wishes the small crowd that gathered a Merry Christmas.

 

I'm Craig Windham, NPR News in Washington.

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Sump-up根据前面所有童鞋,按照文中出现顺序

1.        Guard-of-Honour       仪仗队

 

2.        watershed                   分水岭 分水界

 

3.        hurl                                  投掷

 

4.        in quick succession    接二连三地 陆陆续续地

 

 

5.          blowing snow             高吹雪(发生在山区降雪后几小时。它由强升压气流形成的狂风引起 ,能将山脊或迎风坡的积雪吹扬并越过山岭 , 吹扬高度可达30m以上。雪粒以悬浮飘扬形式 ,顺山坡、槽、谷倾泻直下 , 遮天蔽日 , 犹如大雾弥漫山间。高吹雪发生时 , 能见度极小 , 危害重 , 但持续时间短 , 主要发生在山区。)

 

6.        chain saws                   链锯 小型机器锯

 

7.        Power outages        断电

 

8.        monetary policy       货币政策 金融政策

 

9.        marked                        显著的 明显的

 

10.    directive                     指令 指示

 

11.    lay out                         摆开, 展示, 布置, 安排, 投资

 

12.    development bank   开发银行

 

13.    strip of                          剥夺

 

14.    break away from    摆脱 离开

 

15.    inaugural                    就职的 开始的

 

16.    celebratory              【口】快乐的;兴高采烈的

 

17.    apartheid era           种族隔离时代(南非)

 

18.    Bloemfontein           布隆方丹[南非(阿扎尼亚)中部城市]

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Craig Windham.

 

President Bush made his fourth and final trip to Iraq today before leaving office. He defended his decision to order the US-led invasion and he met with the American troops. But his news conference in Baghdad was interrupted when an Iraqi man threw his shoes at the president. BBC's Humphrey Hawksley has more from Baghdad.

 

President Bush's visit began with the inspection of the four Guard-of-Honour and signing a watershed security pact on how and when US forces would leave the country. But at the news conference, as the president was giving his upbeat assessment on the Iraq's future, he came in for a surprise. An Iraqi journalist hurled two shoes at him in quick succession, shouting on the first: This is the farewell gift from Iraqi people, dog. And on the second: This is for all the widows and orphans and all those killed in the Iraq. The BBC's Humphrey Hawksley.

 

Blowing drifting snow has forced the closure of some major highways in northern plain states. More than a foot of snow has fallen in parts of North Dakota. Utility crews are working to restore power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in the northeast, that are still without electricity following a severe ice storm there. From member station WBUR, Mettle Largie reports.

 

Debris from ice covered trees is hampering efforts to restore power in northern New England. Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency spokesman Peter Judge says crews are making slow but steady progress restoring electricity to affected areas. "In the past, it was just a matter of the crews going out bureau, repairing wires and pulls that sort of thing. But right now there are hundred of abilities get to / a lot of them. So we have a lot of crews out there with chain saws and with trucks trying to assist them to, so they can in fact do their jobs and then bring the electric back on. " Power outages in some places could last for several more days. For NPR News, I'm Mettle Largie, in Boston.

 

China's government says it plans to increase the amount of money in circulation there by 17% next year as part of the country's response to the global financial crisis. NPR's Louisa Lim has the story from Shanghai.

 

China has released a broad blueprint for addressing the economic downturn, including loosening its tight monetary policy. Next year it will increase the money supply by 17%, a marked increase from 15% in November. Beijing wants to get more money circulating to try to stimulate domestic spending and shield the country from the global slowdown. The directive also laid out a number of changes making it easier for companies to borrow money, including increasing funding to its development bank by 15 billion dollars. Trade figures released last week show China's economy is slowing down far more dramatically than predicted. And senior officials warn worse is yet to come. To an after year, economic growth might fall below the 8% for necessary to provide jobs for those entering the workforce each year. Louisa Lim, NPR News, Shanghai.

 

This is NPR News from Washington.

 

Embattled Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is so far resisting pressure to resign. And a spokesman says Blagojevich will definitely not step down tomorrow. The man who would replace if he does resign--lieutenant governor Pat Quinn says he would like to name someone to fillat least temporarily. The Senate seat vacated by President-elect Obama until a special election could be held next spring. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she's hoping to get response within the next several days to her request to the state Supreme Court to strip Blagojevich's of powers. "We need to have a governor who can actually use the powers of that office and govern our state or else our state becomes paralyzed. " Madigan was on NBC's Meet the Press today.

 

 

In South Africa, a group that broke away from the ruling African National Congress of what they claim as its undemocratic direction is meeting over the next few days to launch a new party. NPR's Charlene Hunter-Gault reports.

 

More than 4, 000 delegates from around the country attending the three-day inaugural launch of the Congress of the People, are in the celebratory mood. But much of the messages from Cope interim chairman Mosiuoa Lekota was grim. He compared the country's mood to the apartheid era, saying intimidation and paralyzing fear is now gripping sections of South African society. And he accused ANC’s leaders of thriving in political hate speech. But Lekota says South Africans with lost faiths in the dream of a vibrant rainbow nation have had their hopes revived by Cope. Charlene Hunter-Gault, NPR News, Bloemfontein, South Africa.

 

President-elect Obama and his two daughters today picked out the family Christmas tree at a lot in Chicago as they reliving. Mr. Obama wishes the small crowded gather on Merry Christmas.

 

I'm Craig Windham, NPR News in Washington.

 

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Craig Windham.

 

President Bush made his fourth and final trip to Iraq today before leaving office. He defended his decision to order the US-led invasion and he met with the American troops. But his news conference in Baghdad was interrupted when an Iraqi man threw his shoes at the president. BBC's Humphrey Hawksley has more from Baghdad.

 

President Bush's visit began with the inspection of the four Guard-of-Honour and signing a watershed security pact on how and when US forces would leave the country. But at the news conference, as the president was giving his upbeat assessment on the Iraq's future, he came in for a surprise. An Iraqi journalist hurled two shoes at him in quick succession, shouting on the first: This is the farewell gift from Iraqi people, dog. And on the second: This is for all the widows and orphans and all those killed in  Iraq. The BBC's Humphrey Hawksley.

 

Blowing drifting snow has forced the closure of some major highways in northern plain states. More than a foot of snow has fallen in parts of North Dakota. Utility crews are working to restore power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in the northeast, that are still without electricity following a severe ice storm there. From member station WBUR, Mettle Largie reports.

 

Debris from ice covered trees is hampering efforts to restore power in northern New England. Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency spokesman Peter Judge says crews are making slow but steady progress restoring electricity to affected areas. "In the past, it was just a matter of the crews going out bureau, repairing wires and pulls that sort of thing. But right now there are hundred of abilities get to / a lot of them. So we have a lot of crews out there with chain saws and with trucks trying to assist them to, so they can in fact do their jobs and then bring the electric back on. " Power outages in some places could last for several more days. For NPR News, I'm Mettle Largie, in Boston.

 

China's government says it plans to increase the amount of money in circulation there by 17% next year as part of the country's response to the global financial crisis. NPR's Louisa Lim has the story from Shanghai.

 

China has released a broad blueprint for addressing the economic downturn, including loosening its tight monetary policy. Next year it will increase the money supply by 17%, a marked increase from 15% in November. Beijing wants to get more money circulating to try to stimulate domestic spending and shield the country from the global slowdown. The directive also laid out a number of changes making it easier for companies to borrow money, including increasing funding to its development bank by 15 billion dollars. Trade figures released last week show China's economy is slowing down far more dramatically than predicted. And senior officials warn worse is yet to come. To an after year, economic growth might fall below the 8% for necessary to provide jobs for those entering the workforce each year. Louisa Lim, NPR News, Shanghai.

 

This is NPR News from Washington.

 

Embattled Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is so far resisting pressure to resign. And a spokesman says Blagojevich will definitely not step down tomorrow. The man who would replace if he does resign--lieutenant governor Pat Quinn says he would like to name someone to fillat least temporarily. The Senate seat vacated by President-elect Obama until a special election could be held next spring. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she's hoping to get response within the next several days to her request to the state Supreme Court to strip Blagojevich's of his powers. "We need to have a governor who can actually use the powers of that office and govern our state or else our state becomes paralyzed. " Madigan was on NBC's Meet the Press today.

 

 

In South Africa, a group that broke away from the ruling African National Congress of what they claim as its undemocratic direction is meeting over the next few days to launch a new party. NPR's Charlene Hunter-Gault reports.

 

More than 4, 000 delegates from around the country attending the three-day inaugural launch of the Congress of the People, are in the celebratory mood. But much of the messages from Cope interim chairman Mosiuoa Lekota was grim. He compared the country's mood to the apartheid era, saying intimidation and paralyzing fear is now gripping sections of South African society. And he accused ANC leaders of thriving in political hate speech. But Lekota says South Africans with lost faiths in the dream of a vibrant rainbow nation have had their hopes revived by Cope. Charlene Hunter-Gault, NPR News, Bloemfontein, South Africa.

 

President-elect Obama and his two daughters today picked out the family Christmas tree at a lot in Chicago as they reliving. Mr. Obama wishes the crowded gather on Merry Christmas.

 

I'm Craig Windham, NPR News in Washington.

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Craig Windham.

President Bush made his fourth and final trip to Iraq today before leaving office. He defended his decision to order the US-led invasion and he met with the American troops. But his news conference in Baghdad was interrupted when an Iraqi man threw his shoes at the president. The BBC's Humphrey Hawksley has more from Baghdad.

President Bush's visit began with the inspection of / four Guard-of-Honour and the signing a watershed security pact on how and when US forces would leave the country. But at a news conference, as the president was giving his upbeat assessment on / Iraq's future, he came in for a surprise. An Iraqi journalist hurled two shoes at him in quick succession, shouting on the first: This is a farewell gift from Iraqi people, dog. And on the second: This is for all the widows and orphans and all those killed in Iraq. The BBC's Humphrey Hawksley.

Blowing drifting snow has forced the closure of some major highways in the northern plain states. More than a foot of snow has fallen in parts of North Dakota. Utility crews are working to restore power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in the northeast that are still without electricity following a severe ice storm there. From member station WBUR, Mettle Largie reports.

Debris from ice coated
trees is hampering efforts to restore power in northern New England. Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency spokesman Peter Judge says crews are making slow but steady progress restoring electricity to affected areas. "In the past, it’s just a matter of / crews going out bureau, repairing wires and poles that sort of thing. But right now there are a hundred / billion to get to a lot of them. So we have a lot of crews out there with chain saws and with trucks trying to assist them to, so they can in fact do their jobs and then bring the lights back on." Power outages in some places could last for several more days. For NPR News, I'm Mettle Largie, in Boston.

 

China's government says it plans to increase the amount of money in circulation there by 17% next year as part of the country's response to the global financial crisis. NPR's Louisa Lim has the story from Shanghai.

 

China has released a broad blueprint for addressing its economic downturn, including loosening its tight monetary policy. Next year it will increase the money supply by 17%, a marked increase from 15% in November. Beijing wants to get more money circulating to try to stimulate domestic spending and shield the country from the global slowdown. The directive also laid out a number of changes making it easier for companies to borrow money, including increasing funding to its development banks by 15 billion dollars. Trade figures released last week show China's economy is slowing down far more dramatically than predicted. And senior officials warn worse is yet to come. To the next year, economic growth might fall below the 8% for necessary to provide jobs for those entering the workforce each year. Louisa Lim, NPR News, Shanghai.

 

This is NPR News from Washington.

 

Embattled Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is so far resisting pressure to resign. And a spokesman says Blagojevich will definitely not step down tomorrow. The man who would replace if he does resign--lieutenant governor Pat Quinn says he would like to name someone to fillat least temporarily, the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Obama until a special election could be held next spring. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she's hoping to get a response within the next several days to her request to the state Supreme Court to strip Blagojevich's of his powers. "We need to have a governor who can actually use the powers of that office and govern our state or else our state becomes paralyzed." Madigan was on NBC's Meet the Press today.

 

 

In South Africa, a group that broke away from the ruling African National Congress of what they claim as its undemocratic direction is meeting over the next few days to launch a new party. NPR's Charlene Hunter-Gault reports.

 

More than 4, 000 delegates from around the country attending the three-day inaugural launch of the Congress of the People are in the celebratory mood. But much of the message/ from Cope interim chairman Mosiuoa Lekota was grim. He compared the country's mood to the apartheid era, saying intimidation and paralyzing fear is now gripping sections of South African society. And he accused ANC/ leaders of thriving in political hate speech. But Lekota says South Africans with lost faiths in the dream of a vibrant rainbow nation have had their hopes revived by Cope. Charlene Hunter-Gault, NPR News, Bloemfontein, South Africa.

 

President-elect Obama and his two daughters today picked out the family Christmas tree at a lot in Chicago. As they were leaving, Mr. Obama wished the small crowd that gathered a Merry Christmas.

 

I'm Craig Windham, NPR News in Washington.

 

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Craig Windham.

 

President Bush made his fourth and final trip to Iraq today before leaving office. He defended his decision to order the US-led invasion and he met with the American troops. But his news conference in Baghdad was interrupted when an Iraqi man threw his shoes at the president. The BBC's Humphrey Hawksley has more from Baghdad.

 

President Bush's visit began with the inspection of four Guard-of-Honour and the signing a watershed security pact on how and when US forces would leave the country. But at a news conference, as the president was giving his upbeat assessment on Iraq's future, he came in for a surprise. An Iraqi journalist hurled two shoes at him in quick succession, shouting on the first: This is a farewell gift from Iraqi people, dog. And on the second: This is for all the widows and orphans and all those killed in Iraq. The BBC's Humphrey Hawksley.

 

Blowing drifting snow has forced the closure of some major highways in the northern plain states. More than a foot of snow has fallen in parts of North Dakota. Utility crews are working to restore power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in the northeast that are still without electricity following a severe ice storm there. From member station WBUR, Mettle Largie reports.

 

Debris from ice coated trees is hampering efforts to restore power in northern New England. Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency spokesman Peter Judge says crews are making slow but steady progress restoring electricity to affected areas. "In the past, it's just a matter of crews going out bureau, repairing wires and poles that sort of thing. But right now there are a hundred billion to get to a lot of them. So we have a lot of crews out there with chain saws and with trucks trying to assist them to, so they can in fact do their jobs and then bring the lights back on. " Power outages in some places could last for several more days. For NPR News, I'm Mettle Largie, in Boston.

 

China's government says it plans to increase the amount of money in circulation there by 17% next year as part of the country's response to the global financial crisis. NPR's Louisa Lim has the story from Shanghai.

 

China has released a broad blueprint for addressing its economic downturn, including loosening its tight monetary policy. Next year it will increase the money supply by 17%, a marked increase from 15% in November. Beijing wants to get more money circulating to try to stimulate domestic spending and shield the country from the global slowdown. The directive also laid out a number of changes making it easier for companies to borrow money, including increasing funding to its development banks by 15 billion dollars. Trade figures released last week show China's economy is slowing down far more dramatically than predicted. And senior officials warn worse is yet to come. To the next year, economic growth might fall below the 8% for necessary to provide jobs for those entering the workforce each year. Louisa Lim, NPR News, Shanghai.

 

This is NPR News from Washington.

 

Embattled Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is so far resisting pressure to resign. And a spokesman says Blagojevich will definitely not step down tomorrow. The man who would replace if he does resign--lieutenant governor Pat Quinn says he would like to name someone to fill at least temporarily, the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Obama until a special election could be held next spring. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she's hoping to get response within the next several days to her request to the state Supreme Court to strip Blagojevich of his powers. "We need to have a governor who can actually use the powers of that office and govern our state or else our state becomes paralyzed. " Madigan was on NBC's Meet the Press today.

 

In South Africa, a group that broke away from the ruling African National Congress of what they claim as its undemocratic direction is meeting over the next few days to launch a new party. NPR's Charlene Hunter-Gault reports.

 

More than 4, 000 delegates from around the country attending the three-day inaugural launch of the Congress of the People are in the celebratory mood. But much of the message from Cope interim chairman Mosiuoa Lekota was grim. He compared the country's mood to the apartheid era, saying intimidation and paralyzing fear is now gripping sections of South African society. And he accused ANC leaders of thriving in political hate speech. But Lekota says South Africans with lost faiths in the dream of a vibrant rainbow nation have had their hopes revived by Cope. Charlene Hunter-Gault, NPR News, Bloemfontein, South Africa.

 

President-elect Obama and his two daughters today picked out the family Christmas tree at a lot in Chicago. As they were leaving, Mr. Obama wished the small crowd that gathered a Merry Christmas.

 

I'm Craig Windham, NPR News in Washington.

 

rainbow nation  彩虹之国 南非拥有4300万人口,由多个种族和文化组成。其中最多的人口是南非黑人,随后是白人和混血人,有2.6%的南非人是印度和亚洲人的后裔。南非以拥有多姿多彩的文化而著称,这也就是其“彩虹之国”的由来。

 

"a vibrant rainbow nation” —— “充满活力的彩虹之国”。记住这个短语,没准什么时候就用上了。

 

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