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

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been released on his own recognizance following his arrest today by federal officials on charges he sought to sell the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama. Blagojevich is also accused of a number of other charges including allegations he sought to withhold financial assistance to the owner of the Chicago Tribune, in an effort to get the newspaper to fire editorial writers who were critical of his administration. They arrested both the governor and his top aide following lengthy investigation in which federal wiretaps caught the governor allegedly discussing trading the Senate seat to the highest bidder.

President-elect Barack Obama meanwhile says he is saddened by allegations that the Illinois governor try to trade favors to appoint someone to a Senate seat. NPR's Cheryl Corley has more.

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has a sole authority to appoint someone to fill the U.S. Senate seat, but federal prosecutors accused the governor of seeking favors for himself and his wife to influence his choice. Blagojevich now faces federal corruption charges. President-elect Obama says he is saddened by the news, but can't say much about it. "I had no contact with the governor or his office. And so we were not, I was not aware of what was happening. " U.S. Senator Dick Derban says the Illinois legislature should hold a special election to fill the Senate seat instead of leaving it in the governor's hands. Cheryl Corley, NPR News, Chicago.

Former chief executives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac faced questions from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today. NPR's Yuki Noguchi has more.

The executives said they simply follow the lead of private lenders that encouraged risky home loans. That's an argument outgoing committee chair Henry Waxman did not buy. "Taking these risks proved tremendously lucrative for Fannie and Freddie's CEOs, they made over 30 million dollars between 2003 and 2007. But their irresponsible decisions are now costing the taxpayers billions of dollars. "Former Freddie Mac Chief Richard Syron defended its moves. "If it had not done so, it could not have remained competitive or even relevant, in the residential mortgage market we were designed to serve. " Syron and other executives said private lenders, not Fannie or Freddie led the industry down the wrong path. Yuki Noguchi, NPR News, Washington.

Congress and the White House are said to be edging closer to finalizing a deal to provide 15 billion dollars in bridge loans to the domestic auto industry. Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank at a news conference today said he thinks the agreement remains on track. "Negotiation involving the House and the Senate, the current administration was some input from the incoming administration because this is securely something which is gonna be a handoff.” The measure will call for emergency loans for two of the Big Three, GM and Chrysler. Ford said it doesn't yet need an immediate cash infusion.

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 242 points to close at 8, 691. The NASDAQ was down 24 points today.

This is NPR.

An Indian government minister today called on the United Nations Security Council to help punish those responsible for the deadly attacks in Mumbai. The Indian Minister of State in External Affairs called for the addition of a Pakistani-based group which claimed responsibility for the attacks to UN terrorism blacklist. At least 170 people died in those attacks. Hundreds of others were hurt. Indian police meanwhile announced they have identified the nine suspected Islamic militants killed during the three-day siege in Mumbai and also uncovered new details including the fact that their hometowns were in Pakistan.

Three New York City police officers have been charged with felonies for sexually assaulting a man on a subway platform, NPR's Robert Smith reports.

The accused police officers approached Michael Mineo because they thought he was smoking marijuana. When he tried to flee, the officers pinned him down. And according to Mineo, one of them sodomized him with a police baton. Mineo was given a ticket for disorderly conduct, and said he was warned by officers not to report anything or he would be charged for the felony. He called on Thursday; the three officers denied the charges and were released on bail. The attack is reminiscent of another famous brutality case in New York. Amerd Luima was sodomized in a police precinct 11 years ago. Michael Mineo, a tattoo parlor worker was in court to see the officers charged. He said afterwards that he relives the attack every day and he is still in pain. Robert Smith, NPR News, New York.

Retail giant Wal-Mart confirmed today it's agreed to pay 54 million dollars to settle a class action lawsuit that alleged the company cut workers' break time and failed to prevent employees from working off the clock. The suit includes around 100, 000 current and former Wal-Mart and Sam's Club workers in Minnesota. The world’s largest retailer says it will maintain systems designed to keep it compliant with wage and hour policies in that state.

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.


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

 

Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has been released on his recognize sense following his arrest today by federal officials on charges he sought to sell the senate seat vacated by president-elect Barack Obama. Blagojevich is also accused of a number of charges including allegations /he is thought to hold financial assistance he own in the Chicago tribune After get the newspaper to fire a Detroit writer were critical of his administration. The arrest of the governor is top eighty followed the range investigation which federal / the governor alleged discussing trading the senate seat to the highest bidder.

 

President-elect Barack Obama meanwhile says he is saddened by allegations of the Illinois governor try to trade favors to appoint someone who want the senate seat.

NPR’s //Kory has more.

 

Illinois Rod Blagojevich has a sole authority to appoint someone to fill the US senate seat, but subtly prosecutors accuse the governor seeking favors for himself and his wife to influence choice. Blagojevich now face federal corruption charges.

 

President-elect Obama says he is saddened by the news, but can’t say much about it.

 

I had no contact with the governor or his office. And so that we, I was not aware of what is happening.

 

US senate Dick/ says the Illinois legislature should hold a special election to fill the senate seat instead of leaving it, in the governor’s hand. / Kory NPR news. Chicago.

 

Former chief executives of Fannie may and Freddie Mac faced questions from the house over side and government reform committee today. NPR’s / U/N has more.

 

The executives says they simply follow the lead of private lenders that encourage the risky home loans. That’s an argument outgoing committee // did not buy,

 

Taking these risk through tremendously lucrative for Fannie and Freddie’s CEOs. They made over 30 million dollars between 2003 and 2007. But their irresponsible decisions are now costing the taxpayers billions of dollars.

 

Former Freddie’s chief / defend his /

 

If we had not done so, it can not have remain competitive, or even relevant, in the residential mortgage market, we were design to serve.

 

/ and other executives said private lenders, not Fannie, or Freddie let the industry down the wrong path. // NPR news, Washington.

 

Congress and the white house are said to be urging closer to finalize a deal to provide 15 billion dollars in bridge loans to the domestic auto industry. Massachusetts’ democratic //bonny in a news conference today said he think the agreement remains on track.

 

Negotiation /in house of senate, the current mission/ was some input from the incoming administration. This is really something which is gonna be handle off.

 

Measures would call for an emergency loan to two of the big three--GM and Chrysler, Ford has said it doesn’t need immediate cash infusion.

 

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 242 points, closing 8,691. The NASDAQ was down 24 points today.

 

This is NPR.

 

An India government minister today called on the UN Security Council to help punish those responsible for the deadly attacks in Mumbai. The India minister of stated / next general affairs called for the addition of Pakistani base group which claimed responsibly for the attacks.  Two UN terrorism blacklist with 70 diagnosed attacks. Hundreds of others were hurt, India police meanwhile say they have identified 9 suspected Islamic militants killed during the three days’ siege in Mumbai. And also uncovered new details including the fact hometowns were in Pakistan.

 

 

Three NY police officers have been charged with felony for sexually assaulting a man on a subway platform, NPR’s Robert Smith reports.

 

The accused police officers, // and // because they were thought he is smoking marijuana. when he try to flee, the officers pinned him down. And according to //, one of them subverted with. / was given a ticket for disorder conduct, and said he was warned by officers not to report anything or he will be charged for the felony. Be called on Thursday, the three officers denied the charges and were released on bail. /of another fatality causes in NY, after// was subverted in the police /11 years ago. Michael/ was in cord to see the officers charged. He said afterwards, that he releases attack every day and he is still in pain. Robert Smith NPR news, NY.

 

Retail giant Wal-mart confirmed today it’s agree to pay 54 million dollars set a class action loss that the company cut workers’ break time and preventing employees from working off the clock. The suiting /hundreds of thousands of informal Sam’s club workers in Minnesota. The largest retailer says it will maintain system complaint with wage in hour policies in that state.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington. 

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

 

Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has been released on his own recognizance following his arrest today by federal officials on charges he sought to sell the senate seat vacated by president-elect Barack Obama. Blagojevich is also accused of a number of charges including allegations he is thought to withhold financial assistance, the owner of the <<Chicago Tribune>> in effort to get the newspaper to fire editorial writer who're critical of his administration. US Above Governor as Top Eight follow lengthy investigation in which federal wiretaps caught the governor allegedly discussing trading the senate seat to the highest bidder.

 

President-elect Barack Obama meanwhile says he is saddened by allegations of the Illinois governor try to trade favors to appoint someone who want the senate seat.

NPR’s Sharrow Koly has more.

 

Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has a sole authority to appoint someone to fill the US senate seat, but federal prosecutors accused the governor of seeking favors for himself and his wife to influence this choice. Blagojevich now faces federal corruption charges.

 

President-elect Obama says he is saddened by the news, but can’t say much about it.

 

I had no contact with the governor or his office. And so that we, I was not aware of what was happening.

 

US senate Dick Derban says the Illinois legislature should hold a special election to fill the senate seat instead of leaving it in the governor’s hand. Sharrow Koly, NPR news. Chicago.

 

Former chief executives of Fannie may and Freddie Mac faced questions from the House Oversight and government Reform Committee today. NPR’s U/N has more.

 

The executives says they simply follow the lead of private lenders that encourage risky home loans. That’s an argument outgoing committee chair Henrry Waxman did not buy,

 

Taking these risk to prove tremendously lucrative for Fannie and Freddie’s CEOs. They made over 30 million dollars between 2003 and 2007. But their irresponsible decisions are now costing the taxpayers' billions of dollars.

 

Former Freddie Mac chief Wergen Siroan defended his view.

 

If it had not done so, it could not have remained competitive, or even relevant, in the residential mortgage market, we were to design to serve.

 

Siroan and other executives said private lenders, not Fannie, or Freddie let the industry down the wrong path. U/N, NPR news, Washington.

 

Congress and the White House are said to be edging closer to finalize a deal to provide 15 billion dollars in bridge loans to the domestic auto industry. Massachusetts’ democratic Bonny Frecken at a news conference today said he thinks the agreement remains on track.

 

Negotiation while in the house of senate, the current administration was some input from the incoming administration because this is curly something which is gonna be a handoff.

 

Measure would call for an emergency loan to two of the big three--GM and Chrysler, Ford has said it doesn’t yet need an immediate cash infusion.

 

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 242 points, closing 8,691. The NASDAQ was down 24 points today.

 

This is NPR.

 

An India government minister today called on the UN Security Council to help punish those responsible for the deadly attacks in Mumbai. The India minister of State on  External Affairs called for the addition of Pakistani base group which claimed responsibility for the attacks to UN terrorism blacklist. At least 170 people died in those attacks. Hundreds of others were hurt. India police meanwhile announce they have identified 9 suspected Islamic militants killed during the three days’ siege in Mumbai. And also uncovered new details including the factor hometowns were in Pakistan.

 

 

Three New York city police officers have been charged with felonies for sexually assaulting a man on a subway platform, NPR’s Robert Smith reports.

 

The accused police officers, push Michle Meadill because they thought he was smoking marijuana. When he try to flee, the officers pinned him down. And according to Meadill, one of them assaulted mise to him with police baton. Meadill was given a ticket for disorderly conduct, and said he was warned by officers not to report anything or he will be charged for the felony. Be called on Thursday, the three officers denied the charges and were released on bail. The attack's a robinson of another affair with brutality case in New York. Amerd Luima was sort of mise in the police prison 11 years ago. Michael Meadill will take pallowork was in cord to see the officers charged. He said afterwards, that he releases attack every day and he is still in pain. Robert Smith NPR news, NY.

 

Retail giant Wal-mart confirmed today it’s agree to pay 54 million dollars to settle a class action lawsuit that alleged the company cut workers’ break time and billed preventing employees from working off the clock. The suiting that includes 100,000 of current and former Wal-mart and Sam's club workers in Minnesota,so what the largest retailer says it will maintain system, so ? they keep it complaint with wage in hour policies in that state.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

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

 

Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has been released on his own recognize sense following his arrest today by federal officials on charges he sought to sell the senate seat vacated by president-elect Barack Obama.

Blagojevich is also accused of a number of charges including allegations /he is thought to hold financial assistance he own in the Chicago tribune After get the newspaper to fire a Detroit writer were critical of his administration. The arrest of the governor is top eighty followed the range investigation which federal \ the governor alleged discussing trading the senate seat to the highest bidder.

 

President-elect Barack Obama meanwhile says he is saddened by allegations of the Illinois governor try to trade favors to appoint someone who want the senate seat. NPR’s \Kory has more.

 

Illinois Rod Blagojevich has a sole authority to appoint someone to fill the US senate seat, but subtly prosecutors accuse the governor seeking favors for himself and his wife to influence choice. Blagojevich now face federal corruption charges. President-elect Obama says he is saddened by the news, but can’t say much about it.

" I had no contact with the governor or his office. And so that we, I was not aware of what is happening." US senate Dick/ says the Illinois legislature should hold a special election to fill the senate seat instead of leaving it, in the governor’s hand. \ Kory NPR news. Chicago.

 

Former chief executives of Fannie may and Freddie Mac faced questions from the house over side and government reform committee today. NPR’s \ UN has more.

 

The executives says they simply follow the lead of private lenders that encourage the risky home loans. That’s an argument outgoing committee \ did not buy, Taking these risk through tremendously lucrative for Fannie and Freddie’s CEOs. They made over 30 million dollars between 2003 and 2007. But their irresponsible decisions are now costing the taxpayers billions of dollars.Former Freddie’s chief \defend his \

but If not done so, it can not have remain competitive, or even relevant, in the residential mortgage market, we were design to serve.\and other executives said private lenders, not Fannie, or Freddie let the industry down the wrong path. \NPR news, Washington.

 

Congress and the white house are said to be urging closer to finalize a deal to provide 15 billion dollars in bridge loans to the domestic auto industry. Massachusetts’ democratic \bonny in a news conference today said he think the agreement remains on track.

"Negotiation involving the house senate, the current mission\was somthing input from the incoming administration. This is really something which is gonna be handle off. Measures would call for an emergency loan to two of the big three--GM and Chrysler, Ford has said it doesn’t need immediate cash infusion.

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 242 points, closing at 8,691. The NASDAQ was down 24 points today.

This is NPR.

 

An India government minister today called on the UN Security Council to help punish those responsible for the deadly attacks in Mumbai. The India minister of state\ general affairs called for the addition of Pakistani base group which claimed its responsibilty for the attacks.

Two UN terrorism blacklist with 70 diagnosed attacks. Hundreds of others were hurt, India police meanwhile say they have identified 9 suspected Islamic militants killed during the three days’ siege in Mumbai. And also uncovered new details including the fact hometowns were in Pakistan.

 

Three NY police officers have been charged with felony for sexually assaulting a man on a subway platform, NPR’s Robert Smith reports.

 

The accused police officers, \and \because they were thought he is smoking marijuana. when he try to flee, the officers pinned him down. And according to \, one of them subverted with. \ was given a ticket for disorder conduct, and said he was warned by officers not to report anything or he will be charged for the felony. Be called on Thursday, the three officers denied the charges and were released on bail. \of another fatality causes in NY, after\ was subverted in the police\11 years ago.

 Michael/ was in cord to see the officers charged. He said afterwards, that he releases attack every day and he is still in pain. Robert Smith NPR news, NY.

Retail giant Wal-mart confirmed today it’s agree to pay 54 million dollars to settle a class action law-suit that the company cut workers’ break time and failed in preventing employees from working off the clock. The suit includes  around 100 current and fomer Wal-mart Sam'S club workers in Minnesota. The largest retailer says it will maintain system desinged to keeping complaints with wage in hour policies in that state.

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

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

 

Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has been released on his own recognizance following his arrest today by federal officials on charges he sought to sell the senate seat vacated by president-elect Barack Obama. Blagojevich is also accused of a number of other charges including allegations he is thought to withhold financial assistance, the owner of the <<Chicago Tribune>>, in effort to get the newspaper to fire editorial writer who're critical of his administration. US Above Governor as Top Eight follow lengthy investigation in which federal wiretaps caught the governor allegedly discussing trading the senate seat to the highest bidder.

 

President-elect Barack Obama meanwhile says he is saddened by allegations of the Illinois governor try to trade favors to appoint someone who want the senate seat.

NPR’s Sharrow Koly has more.

 

Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has a sole authority to appoint someone to fill the US senate seat, but federal prosecutors accused the governor of seeking favors for himself and his wife to influence this choice. Blagojevich now faces federal corruption charges.

 

President-elect Obama says he is saddened by the news, but can’t say much about it.

 

I had no contact with the governor or his office. And so // we, I was not aware of what was happening.

 

US senate Dick Derban says the Illinois legislature should hold a special election to fill the senate seat instead of leaving it in the governor’s hand. Sharrow Koly, NPR news. Chicago.

 

Former chief executives of Fannie may and Freddie Mac faced questions from the House Oversight and government Reform Committee today. NPR’s U/N has more.

 

The executives say they simply follow the lead of private lenders that incur to risky home loans. That’s an argument outgoing committee chair Henrry Waxman did not buy,

 

Taking these risks to prove tremendously lucrative for Fannie and Freddie’s CEOs. They made over 30 million dollars between 2003 and 2007. But their irresponsible decisions are now costing the taxpayers' billions of dollars.

 

Former Freddie Mac chief Wergen Siroan defended his view.

 

If it had not done so, it could not have remained competitive, or even relevant, in the residential mortgage market, we were to design to serve.

 

Siroan and other executives said private lenders, not Fannie, or Freddie let the industry down the wrong path. U/N, NPR news, Washington.

 

Congress and the White House are said to be edging closer to finalize a deal to provide 15 billion dollars in bridge loans to the domestic auto industry. Massachusetts’ democratic Bonny Frecken at a news conference today said he thinks the agreement remains on track.

 

Negotiation while in the house of senate, the current administration was some input from the incoming administration because this is curly something which is gonna be a handoff.

 

Measure would call for an emergency loan to two of the big three--GM and Chrysler, Ford has said it doesn’t yet need an immediate cash infusion.

 

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 242 points, closing 8,691. The NASDAQ was down 24 points today.

 

This is NPR.

 

An India government minister today called on the UN Security Council to help punish those responsible for the deadly attacks in Mumbai. The India minister of State on External Affairs called for the addition of Pakistani base group which claimed responsibility for the attacks to UN terrorism blacklist. At least 170 people died in those attacks. Hundreds of others were hurt. India police meanwhile announce they have identified 9 suspected Islamic militants killed during the three days’ siege in Mumbai. And also uncovered new details including the fact that their hometowns were in Pakistan.

 

 

Three New York city police officers have been charged with felonies for sexually assaulting a man on a subway platform, NPR’s Robert Smith reports.

 

The accused police officers push Michle Meadill because they thought he was smoking marijuana. When he tried to flee, the officers pinned him down. And according to Meadill, one of them sodomized him with police baton. Meadill was given a ticket for disorderly conduct, and said he was warned by officers not to report anything or he will be charged for the felony. Be called on Thursday, the three officers denied the charges and were released on bail. The attack's a robinson of another affair with brutality case in New York. Amerd Luima was sodomized in the police prison 11 years ago. Michael Meadill will take pallowork was in cord to see the officers charged. He said afterwards, that he relives attack every day and he is still in pain. Robert Smith NPR news, NY.

 

Retail giant Wal-mart confirmed today it’s agree to pay 54 million dollars to settle a class action lawsuit that alleged the company cut workers’ break time and billed preventing employees from working off the clock. The suiting that includes 100,000 of current and former Wal-mart and Sam's club workers in Minnesota, so what the largest retailer says it will maintain system, so ? they keep it complaint with wage in hour policies in that state.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

 

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

 

Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has been released on his own recognizance following his arrest today by federal officials on charges he sought to sell the Senate seat vacated by president-elect Barack Obama. Blagojevich is also accused of a number of other charges including allegations he is thought to withhold financial assistance, the owner of the Chicago Tribune, in effort to get the newspaper to fire editorial writers who're critical of his administration. US Above Governor as Top Eight follow lengthy investigation in which federal wiretaps caught the governor allegedly discussing trading the Senate seat to the highest bidder.

 

President-elect Barack Obama meanwhile says he is saddened by allegations that the Illinois governor try to trade favors to appoint someone to the senate seat.

NPR’s Sharrow Koly has more.

 

Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has a sole authority to appoint someone to fill the US Senate seat, but federal prosecutors accused the governor of seeking favors for himself and his wife to influence his choice. Blagojevich now faces federal corruption charges.

 

President-elect Obama says he is saddened by the news, but can’t say much about it.

 

I had no contact with the governor or his office. And so (we were not), I was not aware of what was happening.

 

US senate Dick Derban says the Illinois legislature should hold a special election to fill the senate seat instead of leaving it in the governor’s hand. Sharrow Koly, NPR news. Chicago.

 

Former chief executives of Fannie May and Freddie Mac faced questions from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today. NPR’s U/N has more.

 

The executives said they simply follow the lead of private lenders that incur to risky home loans. That’s an argument outgoing committee chair Henrry Waxman did not buy,

 

Taking these risks through tremendously lucrative for Fannie and Freddie’s CEOs. They made over 30 million dollars between 2003 and 2007. But their irresponsible decisions are now costing the taxpayers' billions of dollars.

 

Former Freddie Mac Chief Wergen Siroan defended its move.

 

If it had not done so, it could not have remained competitive, or even relevant, in the residential mortgage market, we were to design to serve.

 

Siroan and other executives said private lenders, not Fannie, or Freddie let the industry down the wrong path. U/N, NPR news, Washington.

 

Congress and the White House are said to be edging closer to finalize a deal to provide 15 billion dollars in bridge loans to the domestic auto industry. Massachusetts’ democratic Bonny Frecken at a news conference today said he thinks the agreement remains on track.

 

Negotiation while in the House and the Senate, the current administration was some input from the incoming administration because this is really something which is gonna be a handoff.

 

Measure would call for an emergency loans for two of the big three--GM and Chrysler, Ford has said it doesn’t yet need an immediate cash infusion.

 

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 242 points, closing at 8,691. The NASDAQ was down 24 points today.

 

This is NPR.

 

An India government minister today called on the United Nations Security Council to help punish those responsible for the deadly attacks in Mumbai. The India minister of State in External Affairs called for the addition of Pakistani-based group which claimed responsibility for the attacks to UN terrorism blacklist. At least 170 people died in those attacks. Hundreds of others were hurt. India police meanwhile announce they have identified 9 suspected Islamic militants killed during the three days’ siege in Mumbai and also uncovered new details including the fact that their hometowns were in Pakistan.

 

 

Three New York city police officers have been charged with felonies for sexually assaulting a man on a subway platform, NPR’s Robert Smith reports.

 

The accused police officers approached Michle Meadill because they thought he was smoking marijuana. When he tried to flee, the officers pinned him down. And according to Meadill, one of them sodomized him with a police baton. Meadill was given a ticket for disorderly conduct, and said he was warned by officers not to report anything or he will be charged for the felony. Be called on Thursday, the three officers denied the charges and were released on bail. The attack is reminiscent of another famous brutality case in New York. Amerd Luima was sodomized in a police prison 11 years ago. Michael Meadill, a * worker was in cord to see the officers charged. He said afterwards, that he relives attack every day and he is still in pain. Robert Smith NPR news, NY.

 

Retail giant Wal-mart confirmed today it’s agreed to pay 54 million dollars to settle a class action lawsuit that alleged the company cut workers’ break time and billed preventing employees from working off the clock. The suit includes around 100,000 / current and former Wal-mart and Sam's club workers in Minnesota, so what the largest retailer says it will maintain system designed to  keep it complaint with wage in hour policies in that state.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

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HOMEWORK

贴错地方鸟

 

It's 15:00 universial time and here is the news from the Voice of America.

    I'm Susan Yackee from the VOA News Center in Washington. The latest symptoms of the global economic slowdown are hitting wealth nations like Japan and poor nations struggling to feed their people. Japan Sony corporation is cutting 8000 jobs world wide about 5 percent of it's workforce for electronics. The company will also shut down about 10 percent of it's manufacturing plans. The news comes as Japan announced today that in following into a deep recession in the third quarter than first thought. The global economic crisis is also hurting people in poor nations.UN Food and Agricultural organization says the slowdown has added to the problems of people all ready hurt by soaring food prices earlier this year. The FAO says 40 million people more have been added to the ranks of the hungry and among nursed.

    Congress of the Whitehouse has closed a deal to give struggling US automakers 15 billion dollars in loans and required the industry to restructure and order to survive in the market place.VOA David Tae reports from Capital Hill.

    Under the proposal the loans which it comes from funds already appropriated would be made available immediately to Chrysler ,Ford , and General Motors in return as the three automakers would have to sumbit with structing plans by March. Congressman Bani Frank in Massachusetts Democratic discussed aspect of proposal at the Capital Hill news conference Monday. "may we have to be demonstrated about 31th March that based on seeking on going forward and in efficient way and soluting account cut?/ Critics of US automobile industry say years of mismanagement has been responsible for a decline in sale than plant closers.Speaking on the Senator Florida Republic senator Michi Mocalo of Kentucky said members of it's party will demand that any plan aimed that helping the industry including a firm commitment to significant and fundmental reform." Trouble of automakers can not expect tax payers help without serious commitment to change their ways permanently." The White House is considering the proposal and is vowing to work with lawmakers. David Tae VOA news Capital Hill.

    Energy and climate change will be the main topic of conversation when US president-elect Barrack Obama meet today with former vice president and Nobel Prize winner Al Gor in Chicargo. The former vice president won the 2007 Nobel Peace prize for the his work in enviromental issues. And political observers say today the discussion could be critical as Mr.Obama prepares to annouce more appointments to his cabinet.

    US justice department charged five American security contractors with killing 14 unarmed Iraqi civillians and wounding 20 others,VOA's Marrid Fuel has details from Washington.

    The charges are in connection with September 2007 incident in a Baghdad square when the contractors allegedly open fire on civillians with automatic weapons, grenade launcher and sniper rifle. Gefery Tyler , the United States detainee for the district Gip Columbia, says the Iraqis killed in the incident were civillians."None of the victims of the shooting was armed, none of them was an insurgent. Many were shot while inside civillian vehicles are attempting to flee from the convoy, one victim was shot in cheers while standing in the street with his hands up. Another with injured from a grenade fired into a nearby girl school.The incident prompted the Iraqi officials to demand the ability to prosecute US security contractors and Iraq won that right in the security pact with US that goes into effect next month, Marrid Fuel, VOA news Washington.

    In the news headline the African Union is rejecting calls for tougher action against Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe following demands from western and some African leaders that Mr.Mugabe resign or be removed.

    The International Federation of Red Cross in red crossing society says launghing an emergency appeal to get help to 60 thousand Democratic Republic of Congo refugees in Uganda Ruwanda and Brongdi.Partial results from Ghana presiential election gave the ruling candidate that slim, but supporters of it's main opposition rival are crying fall.

    Pakistani president Asharf Ali Zadari says peace talks with India must move forward in order to thaw a tense by terrorists to destroy both countries.

    Riot police in Athens have again clashed with rock-throwing protestors outside the Greek parliament in a fourth day of rioting that spark opposition calls for early elections.

    You can get details with these stories more by visiting our website anytime at voanews.com

    I'm Susan Yackee,VOA news.         

 

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on Alert!

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

 

Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has been released on his own recognizance following his arrest today by federal officials on charges he sought to sell the Senate seat vacated by president-elect Barack Obama. Blagojevich is also accused of a number of other charges including allegations he is thought to withhold financial assistance, the owner of the Chicago Tribune, in effort to get the newspaper to fire editorial writers who're critical of his administration. US Above Governor as Top Eight follow lengthy investigation in which federal wiretaps caught the governor allegedly discussing trading the Senate seat to the highest bidder.

 

President-elect Barack Obama meanwhile says he is saddened by allegations that the Illinois governor try to trade favors to appoint someone to the Senate seat. NPR's Sharrow Koly has more.

 

Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has a sole authority to appoint someone to fill the US Senate seat, but federal prosecutors accused the governor of seeking favors for himself and his wife to influence his choice. Blagojevich now faces federal corruption charges. President-elect Obama says he is saddened by the news, but can't say much about it. "I had no contact with the governor or his office. And so (we were not), I was not aware of what was happening. " US Senater Dick Derban says the Illinois legislature should hold a special election to fill the Senate seat instead of leaving it in the governor s hand. Sharrow Koly, NPR news. Chicago.

 

Former chief executives of Fannie May and Freddie Mac faced questions from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today. NPR's Yuki Noguchi has more.

 

The executives said they simply follow the lead of private lenders that incur to risky home loans. That's an argument outgoing committee chair Henrry Waxman did not buy. "Taking these risks through tremendously lucrative for Fannie and Freddie's CEOs. They made over 30 million dollars between 2003 and 2007. But their irresponsible decisions are now costing the taxpayers' billions of dollars. "Former Freddie Mac Chief Wergen Siroan defended this move. "If it had not done so, it could not have remained competitive, or even relevant, in the residential mortgage market, we were to design to serve. " Siroan and other executives said private lenders, not Fannie or Freddie let the industry down the wrong path. Yuki Noguchi, NPR News, Washington.

 

Congress and the White House are said to be edging closer to finalize a deal to provide 15 billion dollars in bridge loans to the domestic auto industry. Massachusetts Democrat Bonny Frecken at a news conference today said he thinks the agreement remains on track. "Negotiation while in the House and the Senate, the current administration was some input from the incoming administration because this is really something which is gonna be a handoff. " Measure would call for an emergency loans for two of the Big Three--GM and Chrysler, Ford has said it doesn't yet need an immediate cash infusion.

 

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 242 points, closing at 8, 691. The NASDAQ was down 24 points today.

 

This is NPR.

 

An India government minister today called on the United Nations Security Council to help punish those responsible for the deadly attacks in Mumbai. The India Minister of State in External Affairs called for the addition of Pakistani-based group which claimed responsibility for the attacks to UN terrorism blacklist. At least 170 people died in those attacks. Hundreds of others were hurt. India police meanwhile announce they have identified nine suspected Islamic militants killed during the three days siege in Mumbai and also uncovered new details including the fact that their hometowns were in Pakistan.

 

Three New York city police officers have been charged with felonies for sexually assaulting a man on a subway platform, NPR's Robert Smith reports.

 

The accused police officers approached Michle Meadill because they thought he was smoking marijuana. When he tried to flee, the officers pinned him down. And according to Meadill, one of them sodomized him with a police baton. Meadill was given a ticket for disorderly conduct, and said he was warned by officers not to report anything or he will be charged for the felony. Be called on Thursday, the three officers denied the charges and were released on bail. The attack is reminiscent of another famous brutality case in New York. Amerd Luima was sodomized in a police prison 11 years ago. Michael Meadill, a tattoo parlor worker was in cord to see the officers charged. He said afterwards that he relives attack every day and he is still in pain. Robert Smith NPR news, New York.

 

Retail giant Wal-mart confirmed today it's agreed to pay 54 million dollars to settle a class action lawsuit that alleged the company cut workers' break time and billed preventing employees from working off the clock. The suit includes around 100, 000 current and former Wal-mart and Sam's Club workers in Minnesota, so what the largest retailer says it will maintain system designed to keep it complaint with wage in hour policies in that state.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.


 

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

 

Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has been released on his own recognizance following his arrest today by federal officials on charges he sought to sell the Senate seat vacated by president-elect Barack Obama. Blagojevich is also accused of a number of other charges including allegations he is thought to withhold financial assistance, the owner of the Chicago Tribune, in effort to get the newspaper to fire editorial writers who're critical of his administration. US Above Governor as Top Eight follow lengthy investigation in which federal wiretaps caught the governor allegedly discussing trading the Senate seat to the highest bidder.

 

President-elect Barack Obama meanwhile says he is saddened by allegations that the Illinois governor try to trade favors to appoint someone to the Senate seat. NPR's Sharrow Koly has more.

 

Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has a sole authority to appoint someone to fill the US Senate seat, but federal prosecutors accused the governor of seeking favors for himself and his wife to influence his choice. Blagojevich now faces federal corruption charges. President-elect Obama says he is saddened by the news, but can't say much about it. "I had no contact with the governor or his office. And so (we were not), I was not aware of what was happening. " US Senater Dick Derban says the Illinois legislature should hold a special election to fill the Senate seat instead of leaving it in the governor's hand. Sharrow Koly, NPR news. Chicago.

 

Former chief executives of Fannie May and Freddie Mac faced questions from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today. NPR's Yuki Noguchi has more.

 

The executives said they simply follow the lead of private lenders that incur to risky home loans. That's an argument outgoing committee chair Henrry Waxman did not buy. "Taking these risks through tremendously lucrative for Fannie and Freddie's CEOs. They made over 30 million dollars between 2003 and 2007. But their irresponsible decisions are now costing the taxpayers' billions of dollars. "Former Freddie Mac Chief Wergen Siroan defended this move. "If it had not done so, it could not have remained competitive, or even relevant, in the residential mortgage market, we were to design to serve. " Siroan and other executives said private lenders, not Fannie or Freddie let the industry down the wrong path. Yuki Noguchi, NPR News, Washington.

 

Congress and the White House are said to be edging closer to finalizing a deal to provide 15 billion dollars in bridge loans to the domestic auto industry. Massachusetts Democrat Bonny Frecken at a news conference today said he thinks the agreement remains on track. "Negotiation while in the House and the Senate, the current administration was some input from the incoming administration because this is really something which is gonna be handled off. " Measure would call for an emergency loans for two of the Big Three--GM and Chrysler, Ford has said it doesn't yet need an immediate cash infusion.

 

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 242 points, closing at 8, 691. The NASDAQ was down 24 points today.

 

This is NPR.

 

An Indian government minister today called on the United Nations Security Council to help punish those responsible for the deadly attacks in Mumbai. The Indian Minister of State in External Affairs called for the addition of Pakistani-based group which claimed responsibility for the attacks to UN terrorism blacklist. At least 170 people died in those attacks. Hundreds of others were hurt. India police meanwhile announce they have identified nine suspected Islamic militants killed during the three days siege in Mumbai and also uncovered new details including the fact \ their hometowns were in Pakistan.

 

Three New York city police officers have been charged with felonies for sexually assaulting a man on a subway platform, NPR's Robert Smith reports.

 

The accused police officers approached Michle Meadill because they thought he was smoking marijuana. When he tried to flee, the officers pinned him down. And according to Meadill, one of them sodomized him with a police baton. Meadill was given a ticket for disorderly conduct, and said he was warned by officers not to report anything or he will be charged for the felony. Be called on Thursday, the three officers denied the charges and were released on bail. The attack is reminiscent of another famous brutality case in New York. Amerd Luima was sodomized in a police prison 11 years ago. Michael Meadill, a tattoo parlor worker was in cord to see the officers charged. He said afterwards that he relives attack everyday and he is still in pain. Robert Smith NPR news, New York.

 

Retail giant Wal-mart confirmed today it's agreed to pay 54 million dollars to settle a class action lawsuit that alleged the company cut workers' break time and billed preventing employees from working off the clock. The suit includes around 100, 000 current and former Wal-mart and Sam's Club workers in Minnesota, so what the largest retailer says it will maintain system designed to keep it complain with waging hour policies in that state.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.


 

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

 

Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has been released on his own recognizance following his arrest today by federal officials on charges he sought to sell the Senate seat vacated by president-elect Barack Obama. Blagojevich is also accused of a number of other charges including allegations he is thought to withhold financial assistance, the owner of the Chicago Tribune, in effort to get the newspaper to fire editorial writers who're critical of his administration. US Above Governor as Top Eight follow lengthy investigation in which federal wiretaps caught the governor allegedly discussing trading the Senate seat to the highest bidder.

 

President-elect Barack Obama meanwhile says he is saddened by allegations that the Illinois governor try to trade favors to appoint someone to the Senate seat. NPR's Sharrow Koly has more.

 

Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has a sole authority to appoint someone to fill the US Senate seat, but federal prosecutors accused the governor of seeking favors for himself and his wife to influence his choice. Blagojevich now faces federal corruption charges. President-elect Obama says he is saddened by the news, but can't say much about it. "I had no contact with the governor or his office. And so (we were not), I was not aware of what was happening. " US Senater Dick Derban says the Illinois legislature should hold a special election to fill the Senate seat instead of leaving it in the governor s hand. Sharrow Koly, NPR news. Chicago.

 

Former chief executives of Fannie May and Freddie Mac faced questions from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today. NPR's Yuki Noguchi has more.

 

The executives said they simply follow the lead of private lenders that incur to risky home loans. That's an argument outgoing committee chair Henrry Waxman did not buy. "Taking these risks through tremendously lucrative for Fannie and Freddie's CEOs. They made over 30 million dollars between 2003 and 2007. But their irresponsible decisions are now costing the taxpayers' billions of dollars. "Former Freddie Mac Chief Wergen Siroan defended this move. "If it had not done so, it could not have remained competitive, or even relevant, in the residential mortgage market, we were to design to serve. " Siroan and other executives said private lenders, not Fannie or Freddie let the industry down the wrong path. Yuki Noguchi, NPR News, Washington.

 

Congress and the White House are said to be edging closer to finalize a deal to provide 15 billion dollars in bridge loans to the domestic auto industry. Massachusetts Democrat Bonny Frecken at a news conference today said he thinks the agreement remains on track. "Negotiation while in the House and the Senate, the current administration was some input from the incoming administration because this is really something which is gonna be a handoff. " Measure would call for an emergency loans for two of the Big Three--GM and Chrysler, Ford has said it doesn't yet need an immediate cash infusion.

 

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 242 points, closing at 8, 691. The NASDAQ was down 24 points today.

 

This is NPR.

 

An Indian government minister today called on the United Nations Security Council to help punish those responsible for the deadly attacks in Mumbai. The Indian Minister of State in External Affairs called for the addition of Pakistani-based group which claimed with responsibility for the attacks to UN terrorism blacklist. At least 170 people died in those attacks. Hundreds of others were hurt. Indian police meanwhile announcer say they have identified the nine suspected Islamic militants killed during the three days siege in Mumbai and also uncovered new details including the fact that their hometowns were in Pakistan.

 

Three New York city police officers have been charged with felonies for sexually assaulting a man on a subway platform, NPR's Robert Smith reports.

 

The accused police officers approached Michle Meadill because they thought he was smoking marijuana. When he tried to flee, the officers pinned him down. And according to Meadill, one of them sodomized him with a police baton. Meadill was given a ticket for disorderly conduct, and said he was warned by officers not to report anything or he will be charged for the felony. Be called on Thursday, the three officers denied the charges and were released on bail. The attack is reminiscent of another famous brutality case in New York. Amerd Luima was sodomized in a police prison 11 years ago. Michael Meadill, a tattoo parlor worker was in cord to see the officer's charge. He said afterwards that he relived the attack every day and he is still in pain. Robert Smith NPR news, New York.

 

Retail giant Wal-mart confirmed today it's agreed to pay 54 million dollars to settle a class action lawsuit that alleged the company cut workers' break time and pelled preventing employees from working off the clock. The suit includes around 100, 000 current and former Wal-mart and Sam's Club workers in Minnesota, so what the largest retailer says it will maintain system designed to keep it complaint with wage in hour policies in that state.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.


[ 本帖最后由 cooogo 于 2008-12-10 17:38 编辑 ]
If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail.
每天半小时 轻松提高英语口语

Homework

时间紧张,改错人了,HOMEWORK了。见谅-plato

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

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been released on his own recognizance following his arrest today by federal officials on charges he sought to sell the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama. Blagojevich is also accused of a number of other charges including allegations he sought to withhold financial assistance, the owner of the Chicago Tribune, in an effort to get the newspaper to fire editorial writers who were critical of his administration. US Above Governor as Top Eight follow lengthy investigation in which federal wiretaps caught the governor allegedly discussing trading the Senate seat to the highest bidder.

President-elect Barack Obama meanwhile says he is saddened by allegations that the Illinois governor try to trade favors to appoint someone to a Senate seat. NPR's Cheryl Corley has more.

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has a sole authority to appoint someone to fill the US Senate seat, but federal prosecutors accused the governor of seeking favors for himself and his wife to influence his choice. Blagojevich now faces federal corruption charges. President-elect Obama says he is saddened by the news, but can't say much about it. "I had no contact with the governor or his office. And so (we were not), I was not aware of what was happening. " US Senator Dick Derban says the Illinois legislature should hold a special election to fill the Senate seat instead of leaving it in the governor's hand. Cheryl Corley, NPR News, Chicago.

Former chief executives of Fannie May and Freddie Mac faced questions from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today. NPR's Yuki Noguchi has more.

The executives said they simply follow the lead of private lenders that incur to risky home loans. That's an argument outgoing committee chair Henry Waxman did not buy. "Taking these risks through tremendously lucrative for Fannie and Freddie's CEOs. They made over 30 million dollars between 2003 and 2007. But their irresponsible decisions are now costing the taxpayers billions of dollars. "Former Freddie Mac Chief Richard Syron defended this move. "If it had not done so, it could not have remained competitive, or even relevant, in the residential mortgage market, we were designed to serve. " Syron and other executives said private lenders, not Fannie or Freddie let the industry down the wrong path. Yuki Noguchi, NPR News, Washington.

Congress and the White House are set to be edging closer to finalizing a deal to provide 15 billion dollars in bridge loans to the domestic auto industry. Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank at a news conference today said he thinks the agreement remains on track. "Negotiation while in the House and the Senate, the current administration was some input from the incoming administration because this is securely something which is gonna be handled off. " Measure would call for / emergency loans for two of the Big Three. GM and Chrysler, Ford / said it doesn't yet need an immediate cash infusion.

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 242 points to close at 8, 691. The NASDAQ was down 24 points today.

This is NPR.

An Indian government minister today called on the United Nations Security Council to help punish those responsible for the deadly attacks in Mumbai. The Indian Minister of State in External Affairs called for the addition of Pakistani-based group which claimed / responsibility for the attacks to UN terrorism blacklist. At least 170 people died in those attacks. Hundreds of others were hurt. Indian police meanwhile announced they have identified the nine suspected Islamic militants killed during the three-day siege in Mumbai and also uncovered new details including the fact their hometowns were in Pakistan.

Three New York City police officers have been charged with felonies for sexually assaulting a man on a subway platform, NPR's Robert Smith reports.

The accused police officers approached Michael Mineo because they thought he was smoking marijuana. When he tried to flee, the officers pinned him down. And according to Mineo, one of them sodomized him with a police baton. Mineo was given a ticket for disorderly conduct, and said he was warned by officers not to report anything or he will be charged for the felony. Be called on Thursday, the three officers denied the charges and were released on bail. The attack is reminiscent of another famous brutality case in New York. Amerd Luima was sodomized in a police precinct 11 years ago. Michael Mineo, a tattoo parlor worker was in court to see the officers charged. He said afterwards that he relived the attack every day and he is still in pain. Robert Smith, NPR News, New York.

Retail giant Wal-Mart confirmed today it's agreed to pay 54 million dollars to settle a class action lawsuit that alleged the company cut workers' break time and appealed to prevent employees from working off the clock. The suit includes around 100, 000 current and former Wal-Mart and Sam's Club workers in Minnesota, so what the largest retailer says it will maintain system designed to keep it complaint with wage in hour policies in that state.

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

[ 本帖最后由 plato1983 于 2008-12-10 19:46 编辑 ]

On hotfresh

 

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

 

Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has been released on his own recognizance following his arrest today by federal officials on charges he sought to sell the Senate seat vacated by president-elect Barack Obama. Blagojevich is also accused of a number of other charges including allegations he is thought to withhold financial assistance,the owner of the Chicago Tribune,in effort to get the newspaper to fire editorial writers who're critical of his administration. US Above Governor as Top Eight follow lengthy investigation in which federal wiretaps caught the governor allegedly discussing trading the Senate seat to the highest bidder.

 

President-elect Barack Obama meanwhile says he is saddened by allegations that the Illinois governor try to trade favors to appoint someone to the Senate seat. NPR's Sharrow Koly has more.

 

Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has a sole authority to appoint someone to fill the US Senate seat,but federal prosecutors accused the governor of seeking favors for himself and his wife to influence his choice. Blagojevich now faces federal corruption charges. President-elect Obama says he is saddened by the news,but can't say much about it. I had no contact with the governor or his office. And so we were not,I was not aware of what was happening. US Senater Dick Derban says the Illinois legislature should hold a special election to fill the Senate seat instead of leaving it in the governor's hand. Sharrow Koly,NPR news. Chicago.

 

Former chief executives of Fannie May and Freddie Mac faced questions from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today. NPR's Yuki Noguchi has more.

 

The executives said they simply follow the lead of private lenders that incur to risky home loans. That's an argument outgoing committee chair Henrry Waxman did not buy. Taking these risks through tremendously lucrative for Fannie and Freddie's CEOs. They made over 30 million dollars between 2003 and 2007. But their irresponsible decisions are now costing the taxpayers' billions of dollars. Former Freddie Mac Chief Wergen Siroan defended this move. If it had not done so,it could not have remained competitive,or even relevant,in the residential mortgage market,we were to design to serve. Siroan and other executives said private lenders,not Fannie or Freddie let the industry down the wrong path. Yuki Noguchi,NPR News,Washington.

 

Congress and the White House are said to be edging closer to finalizing a deal to provide 15 billion dollars in bridge loans to the domestic auto industry. Massachusetts Democrat Bonny Frecken at a news conference today said he thinks the agreement remains on track. Negotiation while in the House and the Senate,the current administration was some input from the incoming administration because this is really something which is gonna be handed off. Measure would call for an emergency loans for two of the Big Three--GM and Chrysler,Ford has said it doesn't yet need an immediate cash infusion.

 

On Wall Street today,the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 242 points,closing at 8,691. The NASDAQ was down 24 points today.

 

This is NPR.

 

An Indian government minister today called on the United Nations Security Council to help punish those responsible for the deadly attacks in Mumbai. The Indian Minister of State in External Affairs called for the addition of Pakistani-based group which claimed with responsibility for the attacks to UN terrorism blacklist. At least 170 people died in those attacks. Hundreds of others were hurt.Indian police meanwhile announcer say they have identified the nine suspected Islamic militants killed during the three days siege in Mumbai and also uncovered new details including the fact that their hometowns were in Pakistan.

 

Three New York city police officers have been charged with felonies for sexually assaulting a man on a subway platform,NPR's Robert Smith reports.

 

The accused police officers approached Michle Meadill because they thought he was smoking marijuana. When he tried to flee,the officers pinned him down. And according to Meadill,one of them sodomized him with a police baton. Meadill was given a ticket for disorderly conduct,and said he was warned by officers not to report anything or he will be charged for the felony. Be called on Thursday,the three officers denied the charges and were released on bail. The attack is reminiscent of another famous brutality case in New York. Amerd Luima was sodomized in a police prison 11 years ago. Michael Meadill,a tattoo parlor worker was in cord to see the  officer's charge. He said afterwards that he  relived the attack everyday and he is still in pain. Robert Smith NPR news,New York.

 

Retail giant Wal-mart confirmed today it's agreed to pay 54 million dollars to settle a class action lawsuit that alleged the company cut workers' break time and pelled preventing employees from working off the clock. The suit includes around 100,000 current and former Wal-mart and Sam's Club workers in Minnesota,so what the largest retailer says it will maintain system designed to keep it complain with waging hour policies in that state.

 

I'm Jack Speer,NPR News in Washington.  

 

 

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If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail.
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Homework

改错啦,HOMEWORK了-plato

 

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

 

Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has been released on his own recognizance following his arrest today by federal officials on charges he sought to sell the Senate seat vacated by president-elect Barack Obama. Blagojevich is also accused of a number of other charges including allegations he is thought to withhold financial assistance, the owner of the Chicago Tribune, in effort to get the newspaper to fire editorial writers who're critical of his administration. US Above Governor as Top Eight follow lengthy investigation in which federal wiretaps caught the governor allegedly discussing trading the Senate seat to the highest bidder.

 

President-elect Barack Obama meanwhile says he is saddened by allegations that the Illinois governor try to trade favors to appoint someone to the Senate seat. NPR's Sharrow Koly has more.

 

Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has a sole authority to appoint someone to fill the US Senate seat, but federal prosecutors accused the governor of seeking favors for himself and his wife to influence his choice. Blagojevich now faces federal corruption charges. President-elect Obama says he is saddened by the news, but can't say much about it. "I had no contact with the governor or his office. And so we were not, I was not aware of what was happening. " US Senater Dick Derban says the Illinois legislature should hold a special election to fill the Senate seat instead of leaving it in the governor's hand. Sharrow Koly, NPR News. Chicago.

 

Former chief executives of Fannie May and Freddie Mac faced questions from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today. NPR's Yuki Noguchi has more.

 

The executives said they simply follow the lead of private lenders that incur to risky home loans. That's an argument outgoing committee chair Henrry Waxman did not buy. "Taking these risks through tremendously lucrative for Fannie and Freddie's CEOs. They made over 30 million dollars between 2003 and 2007. But their irresponsible decisions are now costing the taxpayers' billions of dollars. " Former Freddie Mac Chief Wergen Siroan defended this move. "If it had not done so, it could not have remained competitive, or even relevant, in the residential mortgage market, we were to design to serve. " Siroan and other executives said private lenders, not Fannie or Freddie let the industry down the wrong path. Yuki Noguchi, NPR News, Washington.

Congress and the White House are said to be edging closer to finalizing a deal to provide 15 billion dollars in bridge loans to the domestic auto industry. Massachusetts Democrat Bonny Frecken at a news conference today said he thinks the agreement remains on track. "Negotiation while in the House and the Senate, the current administration was some input from the incoming administration because this is really something which is gonna be handed off. " Measure would call for an emergency loans for two of the Big Three--GM and Chrysler, Ford has said it doesn't yet need an immediate cash infusion.

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 242 points, closing at 8, 691. The NASDAQ was down 24 points today.

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An Indian government minister today called on the United Nations Security Council to help punish those responsible for the deadly attacks in Mumbai. The Indian Minister of State in External Affairs called for the addition of Pakistani-based group which claimed with responsibility for the attacks to UN terrorism blacklist. At least 170 people died in those attacks. Hundreds of others were hurt. Indian police meanwhile announce they have identified the nine suspected Islamic militants killed during the three days siege in Mumbai and also uncovered new details including the fact that their hometowns were in Pakistan.

 

Three New York city police officers have been charged with felonies for sexually assaulting a man on a subway platform, NPR's Robert Smith reports.

 

The accused police officers approached Michle Meadill because they thought he was smoking marijuana. When he tried to flee, the officers pinned him down. And according to Meadill, one of them sodomized him with a police baton. Meadill was given a ticket for disorderly conduct, and said he was warned by officers not to report anything or he will be charged for the felony. Be called on Thursday, the three officers denied the charges and were released on bail. The attack is reminiscent of another famous brutality case in New York. Amerd Luima was sodomized in a police prison 11 years ago. Michael Meadill, a tattoo parlor worker was in court to see the officer's charge. He said afterwards that he relived the attack everyday and he is still in pain. Robert Smith NPR News, New York.

 

Retail giant Wal-mart confirmed today it's agreed to pay 54 million dollars to settle a class action lawsuit that alleged the company cut workers' break time and * preventing employees from working off the clock. The suit includes around 100, 000 current and former Wal-mart and Sam's Club workers in Minnesota, so what the largest retailer says it will maintain system designed to keep it complain with waging hour policies in that state.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington. 

 

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