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From NPR news in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.

 

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in France where she is call on Russia to honor to a France mediated ceasefire with the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. She is then going to Georgia to show her support to 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 USA flow in. Defense Secretary Robot 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-Russia relationship could be adversely affected for years to come. Gates said he sees no need to US military force however, saying his mission is a humanitarian one to bring in relief supplies and help Georgia recover. He said so far US military experts have found the main port of Poti in tact??? and key supply roads open. Michele Kelemen NPR news Washington.

 

The Federal Aviation Administration is accusing ??地名 based American Airline of safety and drag testing violations. The FAA says American returned two aircrafts into service after pilots reported safety problems. Government says two of the Airline's MB-83 jets were flown 58 times in violation of Federal Safety Regulations. Government also cited the nation's largest Airline for the efficiencies in its drag and alcohol testing programs. The FAA says it's seeking more 7 million dollars in penalty against American.

 

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

 

Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan Chase had become the latest big banks, they say they will buy back auction-raised securities from their customers. Regulators say the banks mislead the customers about the risky securities. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports.

 

New York attorney general Andrew Comos said the banks sold auction-raised securities to individual investors, charities and small businesses, even though the market for these products have dried up. "These are people who believe they were buying a short term security of cash equivalent just like cash. And for 6 months, they've been locked in this nightmare where they can't get their money back." Auction-raised securities are dead products with interest rates that reset regularly. Comos also said JP Morgan Chase and Morgan Stanley had agreed to buy back about 7 million dollars worth of securities between them, they have agreed to settlement with admitting any wrong-doing. Citi 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 to end the section 11,615. The NASDAQ gained 52 points. The Standard reports 500 grows-up *** 7 points today.

 

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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 Siai pilgrims. The blast south of Bagdad today was the deadliest of what authorities say have a seiry of attacks into travelers heading to the wholly city of Kabala 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, at Federal Appeals Court in New York, where we consider the case of Canadian rendition victim Miroe Orea. Orea 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.

 

Orea 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 Alkaida. The Canadian government agreed to pay him 10 million dollars for passing bad information to US authorities. The US sent Orea to Syria, and he has claimed in interviews that at a lawsuit that he was tortured there. The lawsuit was filed at the center for Constitution Rights in 2004, as re-judge penalty dismissed the lawsuit in June, saying allowing it to proceed wound harm national security and interfere with US foreign relations. But now lawyers have been notified that the full seconds of a quarter about a dozen judges will re-hear the case. Margot Adler, NPR news, New York.

 

Another sign to downturn in US housing market may have further to go. The National Association Welter says house prices fell in more than 3/4 of US cities during the second *** this year. Nationally, the medium price for a single family home was 26500, a more than 7.5% decline from the same period a year ago.

 

I'm Jack Speer for 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 of France mediated ceasefire with 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 rises 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 in tact (完好无损) and key supply roads open.  Michele Kelemen, NPR News Washington.

 

 

The Federal Aviation Administration is accusing Fort Worth-based (这是哪里呢????)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 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 baisc ??? primary.

 

 

 

Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase have become the latest big banks to settle buy-back auction-raised 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 rear 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 indentified 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 that in interviews and in lawsuit that he was tortured there. A lawsuit was found at the Center of Constitutional Right in 2004. As rejudge 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 seconds of a quarter of appeal about a dozens judges will rehear the case. Margot Adler, NPR News New York.

 

 

Another sign the down turn of the US Housing market may have further to go. The National Association of Reuters says house prices fell in more than 3 quarters of US cities during a second three ones 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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嗯嗯,的确是啊,有好多细节没注意到,有些地方就楞听了,不理解背景,呵呵 给希崽的仔细,赞一个,以后多多交流,互相学习了<img src="http://forum.putclub.com/images/smilies/2/tongue.gif" border=0 smilieid="49">

 

another sign 那儿,我也有疑问,也许是一个音,有没有配得上的,就编出这个了,

 

full seconds 那嘛,,,听了几次都有“l”的音,也只能是这个了。。。。。

 

刚才一直在找MD-83是什么飞机,还以没找到,是不是传说中的"麦道"飞机啊???

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