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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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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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原帖由 指尖的精灵 于 2008-12-10 20:28 发表 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 Bara ...

 

这是你的homework吗?要是在考场上,这叫“雷同”。你是新手,这里的规则是:要么自己听写,发homework;要么就按顺序修改别人的。抄袭没什么意思。

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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, 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 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 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.

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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 ThreeGM and Chrysler. Ford  said it doesn't yet need an immediate cash infusion.

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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, the owner of the Chicago Tribune, in an effort to get the newspaper to fire editorial writers who were critical of his administration. U.S. 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 U.S. Senate seat, but federal prosecutors accused the governor // 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 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 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 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.
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原帖由 Jacky123 于 2008-12-10 21:28 发表 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 ...

 

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has a sole authority to appoint someone to fill the U.S. Senate seat, but federal prosecutors accused the governor // 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 hand. Cheryl Corley, NPR News, Chicago.

 

accuse somebody of doing sth 控诉、谴责某人做某事, 是动词后接“名词+介词+动名词”结构。这个地方还是应该有“of”。请大家注意:翩然斑竹在改贴时,也常用分析语法的方法来确定一些“小词”。这些“小词”是虚词,往往弱读,很难听出来,往往是感觉出来的。在这样的地方是见功夫的。

 

 


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谦虚啦,水平这么高,多来指导哈 -plato

 

把楼上的意见也包括进来

NPR实在很挑战,好几处听不出来...

 

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.
//(听不出,但应该不是U S) both the governor and his top aide 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 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 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
encouraged 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 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 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 a handoff. " The 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 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.

 

[ 本帖最后由 plato1983 于 2008-12-11 16:47 编辑 ]
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homework

 

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 effort to get the newspaper to fire editorial writers who're 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 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 encouraged risky home loans. That's an argument outgoing committee chair Henrry 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 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 invovling the House and the Senate, the current administration was some input for the incoming administration because this is really something which there is gonna be a handoff. " The measure would call for/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. 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. In court 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 Meadill, a tattoo parlor worker was in court to see the officers charged. 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 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 compiant 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 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 Ma
e 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 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 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.

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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
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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