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原帖由 希崽天道酬勤 于 2008-8-15 17:47 发表 From NPR News in Washington. I'm Jack Speer.   Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in France where she is calling on Russia to honor a France mediated ceasefire with the former Soviet R ...

 

nominee-in-waiting, 这里有“in”,一般要加连字符。吃不准时搜一搜,别轻易改。

Original posted by jxzhope at 2008-8-15 17:54   nominee-in-waiting, 这里有“in”,一般要加连字符。吃不准时搜一搜,别轻易改。

 

Clinton's name will be placed in nomination along with that of nominee-in-waiting Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention in Denver。

 

啊!这下懂啦~~难怪结构一直搞不清,这下了啦!!哈 本来改得heobest同学的,所以没注意这儿的小杠杠 ~~感谢jxzhope同学的指点啊~~果然团结就是力量哈

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The move largely symbolic is expected to help unite the party who was fractured by the divisive primary.

 

Another sign (that) the downturn of the US Housing market may have further to go

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From NPR News in Washington. I'm Jack Speer.

 

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in France where she is calling on Russia to honor a France mediated ceasefire with the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. She is then going to Georgia to show her support for the embattled leader there. NPR's Michele Kelemen has more. A State Department spokesman said there have been confusing reports from the ground in Georgia and he echoed Rice's call on Russia to hold on military operations and let US aid flow in. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said much of the world is now looking at Russia "through different lenses". "If Russia does not step back from its aggressive posture and actions in Georgia, the U.S.-Russian relationship could be adversely affected for years to come." Gates said he sees no need to use US military forces however, saying his mission is a humanitarian one to bring in relief supplies and help Georgia recover. He said so far U.S. military experts have found the main port of Poti intact (完好无损) and key supply roads open.  Michele Kelemen, NPR News Washington.

 

 

The Federal Aviation Administration is accusing Fort Worth(美国得克萨斯州)沃思堡市-based American Airlines of safety and drug-testing violations. The FAA says American return two aircrafts in the service after pilots reported safety problems. Government says two of the airlines MD-83 jets were flown 58 times in violation of Federal Safety Regulations. Government also cited the nation's largest airline for efficiencies in its drug and alcohol testing programs. The FAA says they're seeking more than $7 million in penalties against American.

 

 

Major concession for former Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has not been confirmed. Clinton's name will be placed in nomination along with that of nominee (没有in)这句话的结构不是很懂哎waiting Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. The  move largely symbolic  is expected to help unite the party who was fractured by the vice's primary.(不懂..)

 

 

 

Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase have become the latest big banks to settle buy-back auction rates securities from their customers. Regulators say the banks misled customers about the risky securities. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports.

 

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said the bank sold auction-rates securities to individual investors, charities and small businesses even though the market for these products has dried up. "These are people who believe they will buy them short-term security, it was a cash equivalent, just like cash. And for six months they've been locked in this nightmare where they can't get their money back." auction-rates securities are dead products with interest rates that re-set regularly. Cuomo also says JPMorgan Chase Morgan Stanley had agreed to buy back about $7 billion worth of securities between them. They agreed to the settlement without admitting any wrong doing. City Group and UBS have already agreed to similar settlements. Jim Zarroli, NPR News New York.

 

 

On Wall Street the Dow-Jones Industrial Average climbed 82 points today to end the session at 11,615. The NASDAQ gained 25 points, the Standard&Poor's 500 lose up 7 points today. This is NPR.

 

 

Police in Iraq say at least 18 people are dead and dozens of others were wounded after a female suicide bomber detonated an explosive device near a group of Shi'ite pilgrims. The blast south of Baghdad today was the deadliest. More authorities say it has been a series of attacks into travelers heading to the holy city of Karbala for a major religious festival. A witness says the woman blew herself up near a group that was resting by the side of the road.

 

 

In a rare order Federal appeals court in New York will reconsider the case of Canadian rendition victim Maher Arar. Arar is a engineer who says he was tortured after being mistaken for a terrorist. His lawsuit was dismissed two months ago, NPR's Margot Adler reports. Arar who was born in Syria was detained in 2002 while returning to Canada after a vacation. Federal Authorities say he was wrongly identified as a member of al Qaeda. The Canadian government agreed to pay him $10 million for passing bad information to US authorities. The US sent Arar to Syria and he has claimed (没有that in interviews and in lawsuit that he was tortured there. A lawsuit was filed at the Center of Constitutional Right in 2004. a three-judge panel dismissed the lawsuit in June saying allowing it to proceed would harm national security and interfere with US foreign relations. But now lawyers have been notified that the full Second Circuit Court of Appeals上诉法院第二巡回 about a dozens judges will rehear the case. Margot Adler, NPR News New York.

 

 

Another sign(到底是什么呀~~) the down turn of the US Housing market may have further to go. The National Association of Realtors(美国)全国不动产仲介协会 says house prices fell in more than 3 quarters of US cities during a second three months of this year. Nationally the medium price of a single family home was $206,500 of more than seven and a half percent decline from the same period a year ago. 


I'm Jack Speer NPR News in Washington.

 

再改一个字,反复听,觉得应是months。

 

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Original posted by burror at 2008-8-15 19:09 The move largely symbolic is expected to help unite the party who was fractured by the divisive primary.   Another sign (that) the downturn of the US Housing market may have further to go

 

那应该是这样理解吧:

The move< (that is) largely symbolic>定语定move is expected to help unite the party who was fractured by the divisive primary.

 

即:这是个有着很大象征意义的举动,希望通过它来团结这个从一开始便分裂开的党派(民主党咯)。

 

应该是这个意思吧~~

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From NPR News in Washington. I'm Jack Speer.

 

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in France where she is calling on Russia to honor a France mediated ceasefire with the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. She is then going to Georgia to show her support for the embattled leader there. NPR's Michele Kelemen has more. A State Department spokesman said there have been confusing reports from the ground in Georgia and he echoed Rice's call on Russia to hold on military operations and let US aid flow in. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said much of the world is now looking at Russia "through different lenses". "If Russia does not step back from its aggressive posture and actions in Georgia, the U.S.-Russian relationship could be adversely affected for years to come." Gates said he sees no need to use US military forces however, saying his mission is a humanitarian one to bring in relief supplies and help Georgia recover. He said so far U.S. military experts have found the main port of Poti intact  and key supply roads open.  Michele Kelemen, NPR News Washington.

 

 

The Federal Aviation Administration is accusing Fort Worth-based American Airlines of safety and drug-testing violations. The FAA says American returned two aircrafts in the service after pilots reported safety problems. Government says two of the airlines MD-83 jets were flown 58 times in violation of Federal Safety Regulations. Government also cited the nation's largest airline for efficiencies in its drug and alcohol testing programs. The FAA says they're seeking more than $7 million in penalties against American.

 

 

Major concession for former Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has now been confirmed Clinton's name will be placed in nomination along with that of nominee-in-waiting Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. The  move largely symbolic  is expected to help unite the party who was fractured by the adverse(我个人觉得应该是他念错了)primary.

 

 

 

Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase have(删去) become the latest big banks to sell their  buy-back auction rates securities from their customers. Regulators say the banks misled customers about the risky securities. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports.

 

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said the bank sold auction-rates securities to individual investors, charities and small businesses even though the market for these products had dried up. "These are people who believe they will buy them short-term security, it was a cash equivalent, just like cash. And for six months they've been locked in this nightmare where they can't get their money back." Auction-rates securities are death products with interest rates that re-set regularly. Cuomo also says JPMorgan Chase Morgan Stanley had agreed to buy back about $7 billion worth of securities between them. They agreed to the settlement without admitting any wrong doing. Citigroup and UBS have already agreed to similar settlements. Jim Zarroli, NPR News New York.

 

 

On Wall Street the Dow-Jones Industrial Average climbed 82 points today to删去) ended the session at 11,615. The NASDAQ gained 25 points, the S&P 500 lose up 7 points today. This is NPR.

 

 

Police in Iraq say at least 18 people are dead and dozens of others were wounded after a female suicide bomber detonated an explosive device near a group of Shiite pilgrims. The blast south of Baghdad today was the deadliest. More authorities say it has been a series of attacks into travelers heading to the holy city of Karbala for a major religious festival. A witness says the woman blew herself up near a group that was resting by the side of the road.

 

 

In a rare order Federal Appeals Court in New York will reconsider the case of Canadian rendition victim Maher Arar. Arar is a engineer who says he was tortured after being mistaken for a terrorist. His lawsuit was dismissed two months ago, NPR's Margot Adler reports. Arar who was born in Syria was detained in 2002 while returning to Canada after a vacation. Federal Authorities say he was wrongly identified as a member of Al-Qaeda. The Canadian government agreed to pay him $10 million for passing bad information to US authorities. The US sent Arar to Syria and he has claimed  in interviews and in lawsuit that he was tortured there. The lawsuit was filed at the Center of Constitutional Rights in 2004. a three-judge panel dismissed the lawsuit in June saying allowing it to proceed would harm national security and interfere with US foreign relations. But now lawyers have been notified that the full Second Circuit Court of Appeals about a dozens judges will rehear the case. Margot Adler, NPR News New York.

 

 

Another sign sound the downturn of the US Housing market may have further to go. The National Association of Realtors says house prices fell in more than 3 quarters of US cities during a second three months of this year. Nationally the medium price of a single family home was $206,500 of more than seven and a half percent decline from the same period a year ago. 


I'm Jack Speer NPR News in Washington.

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From NPR News in Washington, I’m Jack Speer.

 

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in France where she is calling on Russia to honor a French mediated ceasefire with the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. She’s then going to Georgia to show her support for the embattled leader there. NPR’s Michele Kelemen has more.

 

A state department spokesman said there have been confusing reports from the ground in Georgia, and he echoed Rice’s call on Russia to halt on military operations and let US aid flow in. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said much of the world is now looking at Russia through different lenses. ‘If Russia does not step back from its aggressive posture and actions in Georgia, the US-Russian relationship could be adversely affected for years to come.’ Gates said he sees no need to use US military force however, saying his mission is a humanitarian one to bring in release supplies and help Georgia recover. He said so far US military experts have found the main port of Poti intact and key supply roads open. Michele Kelemen, NPR News, Washington.

 

The Federal Aviation Administration is accusing Fort Worth-based American Airlines of safety and drug testing violations, the FAA says American returned two aircraft into service after pilots reported safety problems. The government says two of the Airlines’ MD-83 jets were flown 58 times in violation of federal safety regulations. Governor also cited the nation’s the largest airline for deficiencies in its drug and alcohol testing programs, the FAA says it is seeking more than seven million dollars in penalties against American.

 

Major concession to a former Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has now been confirmed Clinton’s name will be placed in nomination along with that of nominee and waiting Barack Obama at the democratic national convention in Denver. The move while largely symbolic is expected to help unite the party \ was fractured by the Vice Primary.

 

Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase have become the latest big banks to say they’ll buy back Auction Rates Securities from their customers, regulators say the banks misled customers about the risky securities. NPR’s Jim Zarroli reports.

 

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said the banks sold auction rates securities to individual investors, charities and small businesses, even though the market for these products had dried up. ‘These are people who believe they were buying a short-term security, it was a casual equivalent just like cash, and for six moths, they’ve been locked in this nightmare where they can’t get their money back.’ Auction Rates Securities are dead products with interest rates that reset regularly, Cuomo’s office said JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley had agreed to buy back about seven billion dollars worth of securities between them, they agree to the settlement without admitting any wrongdoing, Citigroup and UBS have already agreed to similar settlements. Jim Zarroli, NPR News, New York.

 

On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 82 points today to end the session at 11,615; the NASDAQ gained 25 points; the Standard & Poor’s 500 lose up seven points today. This is NPR.

 

Police in Iraq say at least 18 people are dead and dozens of others were wounded after a female suicide bomber detonated an explosive device near group of Shiite pilgrims. The blast, south of Baghdad today was the deadliest, more authorities say it’s been a series of attacks into travelers heading to the holy city of Karbala for a major religious festival. Witness says the woman blew herself up near a group that was resting by the side of the road.

 

In a rare order, a federal appeals court in New York will reconsider the case of Canadian rendition victim Maher Arar. Arar’s an engineer who says he was tortured after being mistaken for a terrorist. His lawsuit was dismissed two months ago. NPR’s Margot Adler reports.

 

Arar who was born in Syria, was detained in 2002 while returning to Canada after a vacation, federal authorities say he was wrongly identified as a member of al-Qaeda. The Canadian government agreed to pay him ten million dollars for passing bad information to US authorities. The US sent Arar to Syria, and he has claimed in interviews and in a lawsuit that he was tortured there. The lawsuit was filed at the Center for Constitutional Rights in 2004, a three-judge penal dismissed the lawsuit in June, saying allowing at a precede would harm national security and interfere with US foreign relations. But now, lawyers have been notified that the full seconds circuit quarter of appeals about a dozen judge will rehear the case. Margot Adler, NPR News, New York.

 

Others signed the downturn of the US housing market may have further to go, the National Association Realtor says house prices fell off more than three quarters of US cities during the second three ones of this year. Nationally the medium price of a single family home was 206,500 dollars of more than seven and a half percent decline from the same period a year ago.

 

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From NPR News in Washington. I'm Jack Speer.

  

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in France where she is calling on Russia to honor a French-mediated cease-fire with the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. She is then going to Georgia to show her support for the embattled leader there. NPR's Michele Kelemen has more.

 

A State Department spokesman said there have been confusing reports from the ground in Georgia and he echoed Rice's call on Russia to hold on military operations and let US aid flow in. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said much of the world is now looking at Russia "through different lenses". "If Russia does not step back from its aggressive posture and actions in Georgia, the U.S.-Russian relationship could be adversely affected for years to come." Gates said he sees no need to use US military force however, saying his mission is a humanitarian one to bring in relief supplies and help Georgia recover. He said so far U.S. military experts have found the main port of Poti intact and key supply roads open.  Michele Kelemen, NPR News Washington.

 

 

 

 

 

The Federal Aviation Administration is accusing Fort Worth-based American Airlines of safety and drug-testing violations. The FAA says American returned two aircrafts in the service after pilots reported safety problems. The government says two of the airlines MD-83 jets were flown 58 times in violation of Federal Safety Regulations. Government also cited the nation's largest airline for efficiencies in its drug and alcohol testing programs. The FAA says they're seeking more than $7 million in penalties against American.

 

 

 

 

 

Major concession to former Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has now been confirmed. Clinton's name will be placed in nomination along with that of nominee-in-waiting Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. The  move largely symbolic  is expected to help unite the party who was fractured by the advice primary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase have become the latest big banks to sell their buy back auction- rate securities from their customers. Regulators say the banks misled customers about the risky securities. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports.

 

 

 

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said the banks sold auction-rate securities to individual investors, charities and small businesses even though the market for these products had dried up. "These are people who believe they will buy’em a short-term security, it was a cash equivalent, just like cash. And for six months they've been locked in this nightmare where they can't get their money back." Auction-rate securities are dead products with interest rates that re-set regularly. Cuomo’s offer said JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley had agreed to buy back about $7 billion worth of securities between them. They agreed to the settlement without admitting any wrong doing. Citigroup and UBS have already agreed to similar settlements. Jim Zarroli, NPR News New York.

 

 

 

 

 

On Wall Street the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 82 points today to end the session at 11,615. The NASDAQ gained 25 points. The Standard & Poor’s 500 closed up 7 points today.

 

This is NPR.

 

 

 

 

 

Police in Iraq say at least 18 people are dead and dozens of others were wounded after a female suicide bomber detonated an explosive device near a group of Shiite pilgrims. The blast south of Baghdad today was the deadliest. More authorities say it has been a series of attacks into travelers heading to the holy city of Karbala for a major religious festival. A witness says the woman blew herself up near a group that was resting by the side of the road.

 

 

 

 

 

In a rare order Federal Appeals Court in New York will reconsider the case of Canadian rendition victim Maher Arar. Arar is a engineer who says he was tortured after being mistaken for a terrorist. His lawsuit was dismissed two months ago, NPR's Margot Adler reports.

 

 

Arar who was born in Syria was detained in 2002 while returning to Canada after a vacation. Federal authorities say he was wrongly identified as a member of Al-Qaeda. The Canadian government agreed to pay him $10 million for passing bad information to US authorities. The US sent Arar to Syria and he has claimed in interviews and in the lawsuit that he was tortured there. The lawsuit was filed at the Center for Constitutional Rights in 2004. A three-judge panel dismissed the lawsuit in June saying allowing it to proceed would harm national security and interfere with US foreign relations. But now lawyers have been notified that the full Second Circuit Court of Appeals about a dozens judges will rehear the case. Margot Adler, NPR News, New York.

 

 

 

 

 

Another sign sound the downturn of the US housing market may have further to go. The National Association of Realtors says house prices fell in more than three quarters of US cities during a second three months of this year. Nationally the medium price of a single family home was $206,500 of more than seven and a half percent decline from the same period a year ago.

 

 

I'm Jack Speer NPR News in Washington.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auction-rate security     拍卖利率债券

 

小于10的数字要写英文,这样比较规范哈~^_^

 

 

 

 

米人抢位置的时候偶来小改一下~还有好多觉得不大对劲的地方~但是听不出来,期待高人再来改~

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From NPR News in Washington. I'm Jack Speer.

 

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in France where she is calling on Russia to honor a French-mediated cease-fire with the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. She is then going to Georgia to show her support for the embattled leader there. NPR's Michele Kelemen has more.

 

A State Department spokesman said there have been confusing reports from the ground in Georgia and he echoed Rice's call on Russia to hold on military operations and let US aid flow in. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said much of the world is now looking at Russia "through different lenses". "If Russia does not step back from its aggressive posture and actions in Georgia, the U.S.-Russian relationship could be adversely affected for years to come." Gates said he sees no need to use US military force however, saying his mission is a humanitarian one to bring in relief supplies and help Georgia recover. He said so far U.S. military experts have found the main port of Poti intact and key supply roads open. Michele Kelemen, NPR News Washington.

 

 The Federal Aviation Administration is accusing Fort Worth-based American Airlines of safety and drug-testing violations. The FAA says American returned two aircrafts into service after pilots reported safety problems. The government says two of the Airlines MD-83 jets were flown 58 times in violation of Federal Safety Regulations. Governor also cited the nation's largest airline for deficiencies in its drug and alcohol testing programs. The FAA says it is seeking more than $7 million in penalties against American.

 

 

Major concession to a former Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has now been confirmed. Clinton's name will be placed in nomination along with that of nominee-in-waiting Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. The move while largely symbolic is expected to help unite the party that was fractured by the advices primary.

 

 

Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase have become the latest big banks to say they’ll buy back auction- rate securities from their customers. Regulators say the banks misled customers about the risky securities. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports.

 

 

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said the banks sold auction-rate securities to individual investors, charities and small businesses even though the market for these products had dried up. "These are people who believe they were buying a short-term security, it was a cash equivalent, just like cash. And for six months they've been locked in this nightmare where they can't get their money back." Auction-rate securities are dead products with interest rates that re-set regularly. Cuomo’s offer said JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley had agreed to buy back about $7 billion worth of securities between them. They agreed to the settlement without admitting any wrongdoing. Citigroup and UBS have already agreed to similar settlements. Jim Zarroli, NPR News New York.

 

 

On Wall Street the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 82 points today to end the session at 11,615. The NASDAQ gained 25 points. The Standard & Poor’s 500 lose up 7 points today.

 

This is NPR.

 

 

Police in Iraq say at least 18 people are dead and dozens of others were wounded after a female suicide bomber detonated an explosive device near a group of Shiite pilgrims. The blast, south of Baghdad today was the deadliest. More authorities say it has been a series of attacks into travelers heading to the holy city of Karbala for a major religious festival. A witness says the woman blew herself up near a group that was resting by the side of the road.

 

 

In a rare order, Federal Appeals Court in New York will reconsider the case of Canadian rendition victim Maher Arar. Arar is an engineer who says he was tortured after being mistaken for a terrorist. His lawsuit was dismissed two months ago, NPR's Margot Adler reports.

 

 

Arar who was born in Syria was detained in 2002 while returning to Canada after a vacation. Federal authorities say he was wrongly identified as a member of Al-Qaeda. The Canadian government agreed to pay him $10 million for passing bad information to US authorities. The US sent Arar to Syria and he has claimed in interviews and in the lawsuit that he was tortured there. The lawsuit was filed at the Center for Constitutional Rights in 2004. A three-judge panel dismissed the lawsuit in June saying allowing it to proceed would harm national security and interfere with US foreign relations. But now lawyers have been notified that the full Second Circuit Court of Appeals about a dozen/s/ judges will rehear the case. Margot Adler, NPR News, New York.

 

 

Another signed the downturn of the US housing market may have further to go. The National Association of Realtors says house prices fell in more than three quarters of US cities during a second three months of this year. Nationally the medium price of a single family home was $206,500 of more than seven and a half percent decline from the same period a year ago.

 

 

I'm Jack Speer NPR News in Washington.

 

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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in France where she is calling on Russia to honor a French-mediated cease-fire with the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. She is then going to Georgia to show her support for the embattled leader there. NPR's Michele Kelemen has more.

 

A State Department spokesman said there have been confusing reports from the ground in Georgia and he echoed Rice's call on Russia to halt all military operations and let US aid flow in. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said much of the world is now looking at Russia "through different lenses". "If Russia does not step back from its aggressive posture and actions in Georgia, the U.S.-Russian relationship could be adversely affected for years to come." Gates said he sees no need to use US military force, however, saying his mission is a humanitarian one to bring in relief supplies and help Georgia recover. He said so far U.S. military experts have found the main port of Poti intact and key supply roads open. Michele Kelemen, NPR News, Washington.

 

The Federal Aviation Administration is accusing Fort Worth-based American Airlines of safety and drug-testing violations. The FAA says American returned two aircraft\ into service after pilots reported safety problems. The government says two of the Airlines' MD-83 jets were flown 58 times in violation of federal safety regulations. The government also cited the nation's largest airline for deficiencies in its drug and alcohol testing programs. The FAA says it is seeking more than seven million dollars in penalties against American.

 

Major concession toward former Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. It's now been confirmed Clinton's name will be placed in nomination along with that of nominee-in-waiting Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. The move while largely symbolic is expected to help unite the party that was fractured by the divisive primary.

 

Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase have become the latest big banks to say they'll buy back auction-rate securities from their customers. Regulators say the banks misled customers about the risky securities. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports.

 

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said the banks sold auction-rate securities to individual investors, charities and small businesses even though the market for these products had dried up. "These are people who believe they were buying a short-term security. It was a cash equivalent, just like cash. And for six months they've been locked in this nightmare where they can't get their money back." Auction-rate securities are debt products with interest rates that reset regularly. Cuomo's offer said JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley had agreed to buy back about seven billion dollars worth of securities between them. They agreed to the settlement without admitting any wrongdoing. Citigroup and UBS have already agreed to similar settlements. Jim Zarroli, NPR News, New York.

 

On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 82 points today to end the session at 11,615. The NASDAQ gained 25 points. The Standard & Poor's 500 was up seven points today.

 

This is NPR.

 

Police in Iraq say at least 18 people are dead and dozens of others were wounded after a female suicide bomber detonated an explosive device near a group of Shiite pilgrims. The blast south of Baghdad today was the deadliest in what authorities say \ has been a series of attacks aimed at travelers heading to the holy city of Karbala for a major religious festival. A witness says the woman blew herself up near a group that was resting by the side of the road.

 

In a rare order, a federal appeals court in New York will reconsider the case of Canadian rendition victim Maher Arar. Arar is an engineer who says he was tortured after being mistaken for a terrorist. His lawsuit was dismissed two months ago. NPR's Margot Adler reports.

 

Arar who was born in Syria was detained in 2002 while returning to Canada after a vacation. Federal authorities say he was wrongly identified as a member of Al-Qaeda. The Canadian government agreed to pay him 10 million dollars for passing bad information to US authorities. The US sent Arar to Syria and he has claimed in interviews and in the lawsuit that he was tortured there. The lawsuit was filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights in 2004. A three-judge panel dismissed the lawsuit in June, saying allowing it to proceed would harm national security and interfere with US foreign relations. But now lawyers have been notified that the full Second Circuit Court of Appeals, about a dozen judges, will rehear the case. Margot Adler, NPR News, New York.

 

Another sign\ the downturn in the US housing market may have further to go. The National Association of Realtors says house prices fell in more than three quarters of US cities during the second three months of this year. Nationally the medium price of a single family home was $206, 500, a more than 7.5% decline from the same period a year ago.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

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