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

Brazilian officials are confirming that floating debris spotted earlier today in the water including what they say appears to be an airplane seat and an orange buoy are from missing Air France jetliner. Brazil's defense minister says a search plane today found a three-mile-long band of wreckage floating in the Atlantic. The plane with 228 people aboard including two Americans went missing Sunday. It's believed the aircraft ran into a wall of thunderstorms. US military was joining in the search for signs of the plane which disappeared off the coast of Brazil on Sunday. According to the US Southern Command, a navy reconnaissance plane is taking off to help Brazilian military pilots in their search.

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor sped through a series of private meetings today on Capitol Hill with key Democratic and Republican senators. One issue the senators are still debating is how soon to begin formal confirmation hearings. More from NPR's David Welna.

President Obama wants the Senate's consideration of Judge Sotomayor finished by early August. But after meeting with her, Jeff Sessions, the Judiciary Committee's top Republican asked why the rush.

"I am not prepared to say that we can get it done before August, and so I will be meeting with Senator Leahy tomorrow. He's been, er, very open about talking about it, now I look forward to talking with him. But there is quite a record here."  

Sessions pointed to the need to review more than 3,600 court cases Sotomayor's taken part in during 17 years on the federal bench as well as an unknown number of her unpublished opinions. Senate majority leader Harry Reid who also met with the judge said he too thought setting arbitrary deadlines for her confirmation could end up causing problems. David Welna, NPR News, the Capitol.

President Obama leaves tonight on a trip he hopes to use to redefine the US relationship with the Muslim world. NPR's Michele Kelemen has details.

President Obama begins this trip in Saudi Arabia where he is to meet King Abdullah to talk about energy, the Arabic-Israeli conflict and Iran, but the highlight is likely to be the second stop, Egypt, where he will make a much anticipated speech. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said it will be about resetting relations with the Muslim world.

“We don't expect that everything will change after one speech. I think it will take a sustained effort, and that's what the president is in for.”

President Obama has been promising the speech ever since the campaign and expectations are high that he'll offer some concrete ways to promote Middle East peace. Analysts say his choice of Cairo also puts pressure on the president to address concerns about human rights and democracy. Michele Kelemen, NPR News, Washington.

A closely watched pending home sales number for the month of April took a big bump-up, giving some reason for optimism: perhaps things in the housing market are turning around.  Index from the National Association of Realtors was up 6.7%, the biggest rise in almost eight years.

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 19 points. The NASDAQ was up eight points.

This is NPR.

A man who has been identified as a Muslim convert has pleaded guilty in the shooting death of an army private at an Arkansas military recruiting center. Official say Abdul Hakim Muhammad has been ordered held without bail after he entered the plea in connection with the shooting death of Private William Long and the wounding of a second man. The incident took place yesterday at a military recruiting center in Little Rock. Law enforcement officials say an FBI-led terrorism task force had been investigating Muhammad since his return to the US from Yemen. No decision has yet been made on whether to file federal charges in the case.

South Korean media are reporting that North Korea is pushing ahead to test fire  more missiles while its leader reportedly anointed his youngest son as heir to the country's 24 million people. From Seoul, Doualy Xaykaotha has more.

The Yonhap news agency and two major South Korean newspapers are reporting that North Korea's leader has chosen Kim Jong Un as the country's next leader. Scott Snyder with the Center for US-Korea Policy said the third son is designated.

"But at the same time, there is a structure that has been affirmed in the National Defense Commission that appears to be really playing a leading role and maybe what could be called a kind of collective leadership.”

He was speaking at a forum in Seoul on US and South Korean relations. Reportedly, Pyongyang is already calling the son "Commander Kim" in a new song lauding the 26-year-old. For NPR News, I'm Doualy Xaykaotha in Seoul.

Crude oil futures prices, after a recent strong run-up, settle back down somewhat today. Crude oil futures for July delivery closed down three cents a barrel to end the session at 68.55 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.


I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

 

 

Glossary:

reconnaissance: n.An inspection or exploration of an area, especially one made to gather military information.侦察, 搜索, 勘测

anoint: vt.To put oil on during a religious ceremony as a sign of sanctification or consecration.【宗】涂油使神圣化,To choose by or as if by divine intervention.照天意选定



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

Brazilian officials are confirming that floating debris found earlier today in the water including what they say appears to be an airplane seat and // are from missing Air France jetliner. Brazil's defense minister says the search plan today found a three-mile-long bend of wreckage floating in the Atlantic. The plane with 228 people aboard including two Americans went missing Sunday. It's believed the aircraft ran into a wall of thunderstorms. US military was joining in the search for signs of the plane which disappeared off the coast of Brazil on Sunday. According to US second commander of navy, a reconnaissance plane is taking off to help Brazilian military pilots in their search.

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor expects through a series of private meetings today on Capitol Hill with key Democratic and Republican senators. One issue the senators are still debating is how soon to begin formal confirmation hearings. More from NPR's David Welna.

President Obama wants the Senate's consideration of Judge Sotomayor finished by early August. But after meeting with her, Jeff Sessions, the Judiciary Committee's top Republican asked why the rush.

"I am not prepared to say it we can get it done before August, and so I will be meeting with // tomorrow. He's been, er, they opened about, talking about it, now look forward to talking with him. But there is quite a record here."  Sessions pointed to the need to review more than 3,600 court cases Sotomayor's taking part in during 17 years on the federal bench as well as unknown number of her unpublished opinions. Senate majority leader Harry Reid who also met with the judge said he too thought setting arbitrary deadlines for her confirmation could end up causing problems. David Welna, NPR News, the Capitol.

President Obama leaves tonight on a trip hopes to use to redefine the US relationship with the Muslim world. NPR's Michele Kelemen has the details.

President Obama begins this trip in Saudi Arabia where he is to meet King Abdullah to talk about energy, the Arabic-Israeli conflicts and Iran, but the highlight is likely to be the second stop, Egypt, where he will make a much anticipated speech. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said it would be about resetting relationships with the Muslim world.

We don't expect that everything will change after one speech. I think it will take a sustained effort. That's what the president thinks of.

President Obama has been promising the speech ever since the campaign and expectations are high that'll help offer some concrete ways to promote Middle East peace. Analysts say his choice of Cairo also puts pressure on the president to address concerns about human rights and democracy. Michele Kelemen, NPR News, Washington.

A closed watch to the depending home sales number for the month of April took a big bomb-up, giving some reason for optimism: perhaps things at the housing market are turning around.  Index from the national association of realtors are up 6.7%, the biggest rise almost eight years.

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 19 points. The NASDAQ was up eight points.

This is NPR.

A man has been identified as a Muslim convert has pleaded guilty in the shooting death of an army private at an Arkansas military recruiting center. Official say Abdul Hakim Muhammad has been ordered held without bail after he /// connection with the shooting death of private William Long and wounding of a second man. The incident took place yesterday in a military recruiting center in Little Rock. Army force officials say a FBI-led terrorism task force have been investigating Muhammad since he returned to US from Yemen. No decision has yet been made whether to file federal charges in the case.

South Korea media are reporting the North Korea is pushing ahead a test fire more missiles while its leader reportedly // his youngest son as aired to the country's 24 million people. From Seoul, // more.

The Yonhap news agency and two major South Korea newspapers are reporting the North Korea's leader has chosen Kim Jong Un as the country's next leader. Scott Snyder with the Center for U.S.-Korea Policy said the third son is designated. But at the same time, there is an structure that has been affirmed in the national defense confirmation that appears to be really playing a leading role and maybe what can be called the kind of collective leadership.

He was speaking at a forum in Seoul on US and South Korea relationships. Reportedly, Pyongyang is already calling the son commander Kim in the new song // the 26-year-old. For NPR News, I'm // in Seoul.

Crude oil futures prices, after recent strong run-up, settle back down somewhat today. Crude oil futures for July delivery closed down three cents a barrel to end the session at 68.55 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.
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本帖最后由 plato1983 于 2009-6-3 11:01 编辑

weihongyan同学听的是这个吗?第一句话差别好大啊~

第一个听力材料与第二个不一样,就按WEI同学的吧,第一个材料的-plato
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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.

Brazilian officials are confirming that floating debris found earlier today in the water including what they say appears to be an airplane seat and an orange buoy are from missing Air France jetliner. Brazil's defense minister says the search plan today found a three-mile-long bend of wreckage floating in the Atlantic. The plane with 228 people aboard including two Americans went missing Sunday. It's believed the aircraft ran into a wall of thunderstorms. US military was joining in the search for signs of the plane which disappeared off the coast of Brazil on Sunday. According to the US Southern Command, a naval reconnaissance plane is taking off to help Brazilian military pilots in their search.

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor expects through a series of private meetings today on Capitol Hill with key Democratic and Republican senators. One issue the senators are still debating is how soon to begin formal confirmation hearings. More from NPR's David Welna.

President Obama wants the Senate's consideration of Judge Sotomayor finished by early August. But after meeting with her, Jeff Sessions, the Judiciary Committee's top Republican asked why the rush.

"I am not prepared to say that we can get it done before August, and so I will be meeting with Senator Leahy tomorrow. He's been, er, very open about, talking about it, now look forward to talking with him. But there is quite a record here."  

 

Sessions pointed to the need to review more than 3,600 court cases Sotomayor's taking part in during 17 years on the federal bench as well as unknown number of her unpublished opinions. Senate majority leader Harry Reid who also met with the judge said he too thought setting arbitrary deadlines for her confirmation could end up causing problems. David Welna, NPR News, the Capitol.

President Obama leaves tonight on a trip he hopes to use to redefine the US relationship with the Muslim world. NPR's Michele Kelemen has / details.

President Obama begins this trip in Saudi Arabia where he is to meet King Abdullah to talk about energy, the Arabic-Israeli conflict/ and Iran, but the highlight is likely to be the second stop, Egypt, where he will make a much anticipated speech. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said it would be about resetting relations with the Muslim world.

We don't expect that everything will change after one speech. I think it will take a sustained effort. That's what the president thinks of.

President Obama has been promising the speech ever since the campaign and expectations are high that'll help offer some concrete ways to promote Middle East peace. Analysts say his choice of Cairo also puts pressure on the president to address concerns about human rights and democracy. Michele Kelemen, NPR News, Washington.

A closely watched pending a home sales number for the month of April took a big bomb-up, giving some reason for optimism: perhaps things at the housing market are turning around.  Index from the national association of realtors was up 6.7%, the biggest rise in almost eight years.

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 19 points. The NASDAQ was up eight points.

This is NPR.

A man has been identified as a Muslim convert has pleaded guilty in the shooting death of an army private at an Arkansas military recruiting center. Official say Abdul Hakim Muhammad has been ordered held without bail after he entered the plea connection with the shooting death of Private William Long and wounding of a second man. The incident took place yesterday in a military recruiting center in Little Rock. Army force officials say a FBI-led terrorism task force have been investigating Muhammad since he returned to US from Yemen. No decision has yet been made whether to file federal charges in the case.

South Korea media are reporting that North Korea is pushing ahead a test fire of more missiles while its leader reportedly // his youngest son as air/ to the country's 24 million people. From Seoul, Doualy Xaykaotha has more.

The Yonhap news agency and two major South Korean newspapers are reporting the North Korea's leader has chosen Kim Jong Un as the country's next leader. Scott Snyder with the Center for U.S.-Korea Policy said the third son is designated.

 

“But at the same time, there is a structure that has been affirmed in the national defense confirmation that appears to be really playing a leading role and maybe what can be called the kind of collective leadership.”

He was speaking at a forum in Seoul on US and South Korean relationships. Reportedly, Pyongyang is already calling the son commander Kim in the new song lording the 26-year-old. For NPR News, I'm Doualy Xaykaotha in Seoul.

Crude oil futures prices, after a recent strong run-up, settle back down somewhat today. Crude oil futures for July delivery close/ down three cents a barrel to end the session at 68.55 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.


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本帖最后由 sparklark 于 2009-6-3 13:35 编辑

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

Brazil's Defense Minister is saying that the debris found today floating in the waters of the Atlantic is definitely from the missing Air France jet. The minister says Brazilian military planes today discovered a large debris field, which would seem to confirm the plane with 228 people on board crashed into the sea. Reporter Gary Duffy of the BBC is in São Paulo.

The Brazilian authorities were reporting earlier today it's spotted a small metal wreckage that looked like a plane seat, an orange buoy, some drums, and some oil and kerosene in the water. And they weren't able to say with certainty that this was from the plane. But they are now saying, their Defense Minister Nelson Jobim, that there is a line of wreckage of about 5 kilometers long and the minister is essentially saying there is no way that the sea could have gathered such a large amount of material. There must be no doubt that this was a debirs from the missing plane. So his words, I think, will come as a grim confirmation of the worst really for the families waiting for news both in Paris and in Rio De Janeiro. The BBC's Gary Duffy.

President Obama's Supreme Court nominee faced questions about her views on abortion and other issues as she met today with key senators on Capitol Hill. The Senate's top Democrat praised Sonia Sotomayor as a well-qualified nominee, Senator Harry Reid calling her life story compelling and saying he thinks she is well qualified for the job.

"It's the first time that I had the option to sit down and talk to her. And I came away absolutely convinced that she made clear in the meeting that she is a person who is going to be a fantasitc, superb Supreme Court justice. "

Senate Judiciary Chair Patrick Leahy asked Sotomayor about controversial comments she is set to have made about her experiences as, say, "a wise Latina". Leahy says Sotomayor responded by saying people's life experiences may shape who they are, but as a judge, you follow the law. Leahy said he wants confirmation hearings to begin next month.

The National Association of Realtors has issued an upbeat report, showing pending home sales up for a third month in a row. NPR' s Cheryl Corle has more.

The report on pending home sales is a precursor, it's an index of how many contracts have been signed by homes but aren't yet done deals. A number of factors can affect whether the sale is finalized. But in April, the index rose nearly 7% from the March reading to 90.3, pushed in part by low interest rates and an eight thousand dollar tax credit for first-time home buyers.  Pending sales were greatest in the northeast, followed by the midwest, and then the west. The south showed a slight decline. The chief economist for the National Association of Realtors says while the total number of existing home sales is expected to improve, there wll be sharp local variations. Even so the increase in the pending sales index for April is the highest monthly gain in seven years.  Cheryl Corle, NPR News.

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 19 points today; the S&P 500 was up a point.

This is NPR in Washington.

Ford, the only one of the big three domestic automakers not currently in bankruptcy, says its sales for May were down 24% compared to a year ago.  But there was also a spot of good news in the report since the automaker says compared to April, sales went up 20%. Ford cited stronger sales of its Fusion models, including a hybrid version of the mid-size sedan. General Motors also witnessed most sharply lowered May sales figure. GM says sales were down 30% compared to a year ago, Toyota and Honda both saw 40% and 41% sales declines, Chrysler which is also in bankruptcy reported a 47% sales drop in May.

NCR Corporation says it is moving its corporate headquarters from Ohio to Georgia. Maryanne Zeleznik of member station WVXU Cincinnati reports

The Fortune 500 company says some of its roughly 1250 day-time workers will be offered  transfers when they move to Duluth, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. NCR says it will also establish a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Columbus, Georgia. The company makes ATMs, retail check-out scanners and airline check-in kiosks. Company spokesman Richard Maton says the move will begin in July and be completed by the end of 2010. He says the company headquarters in Dayton will be put up for sale. Maton says NCR will continue to maintain in operation in Dayton; that will include its data center and support for local customers. He does not know how many employees that will involve. For NPR News, I am Maryanne Zeleznik in Cincinnati.

Senate lawmakers have agreed to take up legislation that will give the government some control over the tobacco industry. Under the proposal, the FDA could restrict tobacco marketing and also order changes to ingredients in tobacco products.

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.
Life is a fight, soldier on!
本帖最后由 incambrian77 于 2009-6-3 13:24 编辑

HW

Brazilian officials are confirming that floating debris found earlier today in the water including what they say appears to be an airplane seat and an orange buoy are from missing Air France jetliner. Brazil's defense minister says a search plane today found a three-mile-long bend of wreckage floating in the Atlantic. The plane with 228 people aboard including two Americans went missing Sunday. It's believed the aircraft ran into a wall of thunderstorms. US military was joining in the search for signs of the plane which disappeared off the coast of Brazil on Sunday. According to the US southern command of navy, a reconnaissance plane is taking off to help Brazilian military pilots in their search.

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor expects through a series of private meetings today on Capitol Hill with key Democratic and Republican senators. One issue the senators are still debating is how soon to begin formal confirmation hearings. More from NPR's David Welna.

President Obama wants the Senate's consideration of Judge Sotomayor finished by early August. But after meeting with Sen. Jeff Sessions, the Judiciary Committee's top Republican asked why the rush.

"I am not prepared to say it we can get it done before August, and so I will be meeting with // tomorrow. He's been, er, very opened about, talking about it, now I look forward to talking with him. But there is quite a record here."  Sessions pointed to the need to review more than 3,600 court cases Sotomayor's taking part in during 17 years on the federal bench as well as unknown number of her unpublished opinions. Senate majority leader Harry Reid who also met with the judge said he too thought setting arbitrary deadlines for her confirmation could end up causing problems. David Welna, NPR News, the Capitol.

President Obama leaves tonight on a trip hopes to use to redefine the US relationship with the Muslim world. NPR's Michele Kelemen has the details.

President Obama begins this trip in Saudi Arabia where he is to meet King Abdullah to talk about energy, the Arabic-Israeli conflicts and Iran, but the highlight is likely to be the second stop, Egypt, where he will make a much anticipated speech. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said it would be about resetting relationships with the Muslim world.

We don't expect that everything will change after one speech. I think it will take a sustained effort, and that's what the president thinks of.

President Obama has been promising the speech ever since the campaign and expectations are high that he'll offer some concrete ways to promote Middle East peace. Analysts say his choice of Cairo also puts pressure on the president to address concerns about human rights and democracy. Michele Kelemen, NPR News, Washington.

A closely watched pending home sales number for the month of April took a big bomb-up, giving some reason for optimism: perhaps things in the housing market are turning around.  Index from the National Association of Realtors was up 6.7%, the biggest rise almost eight years.

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 19 points. The NASDAQ was up eight points.

This is NPR.

A man has been identified as a Muslim convert has pleaded guilty in the shooting death of an army private at an Arkansas military recruiting center. Official say Abdul Hakim Muhammad has been ordered held without bail after he entered the / in connection with the shooting death of private William Long and wounding of a second man. The incident took place yesterday in a military recruiting center in Little Rock. Army force officials say a FBI-led terrorism task force have been investigating Muhammad since he returned to the US from Yemen. No decision has yet been made on whether to file federal charges in the case.

South Korea media are reporting that North Korea is pushing ahead to testfire more missiles while its leader reportedly // his youngest son as heir to the country's 24 million people. From Seoul, // more.

The Yonhap news agency and two major South Korea newspapers are reporting the North Korea's leader has chosen Kim Jong Un as the country's next leader. Scott Snyder with the Center for US-Korea Policy said the third son is designated. But at the same time, there is a structure that has been affirmed in the national defense confirmation that appears to be really playing a leading role and maybe what can be called the kind of collective leadership.

He was speaking at a forum in Seoul on US and South Korea relations. Reportedly, Pyongyang is already calling the son "Commander Kim" in the new song // the 26-year-old. For NPR News, I'm // in Seoul.

Crude oil futures prices, after a recent strong run-up, settle back down somewhat today. Crude oil futures for July delivery closed down three cents a barrel to end the session at 68.55 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.
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本帖最后由 sparklark 于 2009-6-3 13:30 编辑

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

Brazilian officials are confirming that floating debris(这里有点疑问,这个S按说不发音啊因该) found earlier today in the water including what they say appears to be an airplane seat and an orange buoy are from missing Air France jetliner. Brazil's defense minister says the search plan today found a three-mile-long band of wreckage floating in the Atlantic. The plane with 228 people aboard including two Americans went missing Sunday. It's believed the aircraft ran into a wall of thunderstorms. US military was joining in the search for signs of the plane which disappeared off the coast of Brazil on Sunday. According to the US Southern Command, a navy reconnaissance plane is taking off to help Brazilian military pilots in their search.

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor sped through a series of private meetings today on Capitol Hill with key Democratic and Republican senators. One issue the senators are still debating is how soon to begin formal confirmation hearings. More from NPR's David Welna.

President Obama wants the Senate's consideration of Judge Sotomayor finished by early August. But after meeting with her, Jeff Sessions, the Judiciary Committee's top Republican asked why the rush.

"I am not prepared to say that we can get it done before August, and so I will be meeting with Senator Leahy tomorrow. He's been, er, very open about, talking about it, now I look forward to talking with him. But there is quite a record here."  

Sessions pointed to the need to review more than 3,600 court cases Sotomayor's taken part in during 17 years on the federal bench as well as an unknown number of her unpublished opinions. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who also met with the judge said he too thought setting arbitrary deadlines for her confirmation could end up causing problems. David Welna, NPR News, the Capitol.

President Obama leaves tonight on a trip he hopes to use to redefine the US relationship with the Muslim world. NPR's Michele Kelemen has / details.

President Obama begins this trip in Saudi Arabia where he is to meet King Abdullah to talk about energy, the Arabic-Israeli conflict/ and Iran, but the highlight is likely to be the second stop, Egypt, where he will make a much anticipated speech. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said it would be about resetting relations with the Muslim world.

We don't expect that everything will change after one speech. I think it will take a sustained effort. That's what the president is in for.

President Obama has been promising the speech ever since the campaign and expectations are high that'll help offer some concrete ways to promote Middle East peace. Analysts say his choice of Cairo also puts pressure on the president to address concerns about human rights and democracy. Michele Kelemen, NPR News, Washington.

A closely watched pending / home sales number for the month of April took a big bomb-up, giving some reason for optimism: perhaps things in the housing market are turning around.  Index from the National Association of Realtors was up 6.7%, the biggest rise in almost eight years.

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 19 points. The NASDAQ was up eight points.

This is NPR.

A man has been identified as a Muslim convert has pleaded guilty in the shooting death of an army private at an Arkansas military recruiting center. Official say Abdul Hakim Muhammad has been ordered held without bail after he entered the plea in connection with the shooting death of Private William Long and wounding of a second man. The incident took place yesterday in a military recruiting center in Little Rock. Law enforcement officials say a FBI-led terrorism task force had been investigating Muhammad since his return to the US from Yemen. No decision has yet been made whether to file federal charges in the case.

South Korea media are reporting that North Korea is pushing ahead to test fire / more missiles while its leader reportedly annointed his youngest son as heir to the country's 24 million people. From Seoul, Doualy Xaykaotha has more.

The Yonhap news agency and two major South Korean newspapers are reporting that North Korea's leader has chosen Kim Jong Un as the country's next leader. Scott Snyder with the Center for U.S.-Korea Policy said the third son is designated.

"But at the same time, there is a structure that has been affirmed in the National Defense comission that appears to be really playing a leading role and maybe what could be called a kind of collective leadership.”

He was speaking at a forum in Seoul on US and South Korean relations. Reportedly, Pyongyang is already calling the son Commander Kim in a new song lauding the 26-year-old. For NPR News, I'm Doualy Xaykaotha in Seoul.

Crude oil futures prices, after a recent strong run-up, settle back down somewhat today. Crude oil futures for July delivery close/ down three cents a barrel to end the session at 68.55 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.
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Life is a fight, soldier on!
实现无障碍英语沟通
6# incambrian77

hw还有标红的?如果是修改的话请表明,我好把自己的改成hw,要不又该不按"阶梯修改顺序"了
Life is a fight, soldier on!
普特听力大课堂
本帖最后由 incambrian77 于 2009-6-3 14:17 编辑

on spark~

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

Brazilian officials are confirming that floating debris found earlier today in the water including what they say appears to be an airplane seat and an orange buoy are from missing Air France jetliner. Brazil's defense minister says the search plane today found a three-mile-long band of wreckage floating in the Atlantic. The plane with 228 people aboard including two Americans went missing Sunday. It's believed the aircraft ran into a wall of thunderstorms. US military was joining in the search for signs of the plane which disappeared off the coast of Brazil on Sunday. According to the US Southern Command, a navy reconnaissance plane is taking off to help Brazilian military pilots in their search.

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor sped through a series of private meetings today on Capitol Hill with key Democratic and Republican senators. One issue the senators are still debating is how soon to begin formal confirmation hearings. More from NPR's David Welna.

President Obama wants the Senate's consideration of Judge Sotomayor finished by early August. But after meeting with Sen. Jeff Sessions, the Judiciary Committee's top Republican asked why the rush.

"I am not prepared to say that we can get it done before August, and so I will be meeting with Senator Leahy tomorrow. He's been, er, very open about, talking about it, now I look forward to talking with him. But there is quite a record here."  

Sessions pointed to the need to review more than 3,600 court cases Sotomayor's taken part in during 17 years on the federal bench as well as an unknown number of her unpublished opinions. Senate majority leader Harry Reid who also met with the judge said he too thought setting arbitrary deadlines for her confirmation could end up causing problems. David Welna, NPR News, the Capitol.

President Obama leaves tonight on a trip he hopes to use to redefine the US relationship with the Muslim world. NPR's Michele Kelemen has details.

President Obama begins this trip in Saudi Arabia where he is to meet King Abdullah to talk about energy, the Arabic-Israeli conflict and Iran, but the highlight is likely to be the second stop, Egypt, where he will make a much anticipated speech. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said it would be about resetting relations with the Muslim world.

We don't expect that everything will change after one speech. I think it will take a sustained effort, and that's what the president is in for.

President Obama has been promising the speech ever since the campaign and expectations are high that he'll / offer some concrete ways to promote Middle East peace. Analysts say his choice of Cairo also puts pressure on the president to address concerns about human rights and democracy. Michele Kelemen, NPR News, Washington.

A closely watched pending home sales number for the month of April took a big bomb-up, giving some reason for optimism: perhaps things in the housing market are turning around.  Index from the National Association of Realtors was up 6.7%, the biggest rise in almost eight years.

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 19 points. The NASDAQ was up eight points.

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A man has been identified as a Muslim convert has pleaded guilty in the shooting death of an army private at an Arkansas military recruiting center. Official say Abdul Hakim Muhammad has been ordered held without bail after he entered the plea in connection with the shooting death of Private William Long and wounding of a second man. The incident took place yesterday in a military recruiting center in Little Rock. Law enforcement officials say a FBI-led terrorism task force had been investigating Muhammad since his return to the US from Yemen. No decision has yet been made on whether to file federal charges in the case.

South Korea media are reporting that North Korea is pushing ahead to test fire  more missiles while its leader reportedly annointed his youngest son as heir to the country's 24 million people. From Seoul, Doualy Xaykaotha has more.

The Yonhap news agency and two major South Korean newspapers are reporting that North Korea's leader has chosen Kim Jong Un as the country's next leader. Scott Snyder with the Center for US-Korea Policy said the third son is designated.

"But at the same time, there is a structure that has been affirmed in the national defense comission that appears to be really playing a leading role and maybe what could be called a kind of collective leadership.”

He was speaking at a forum in Seoul on US and South Korean relations. Reportedly, Pyongyang is already calling the son "Commander Kim" in a new song lauding the 26-year-old. For NPR News, I'm Doualy Xaykaotha in Seoul.

Crude oil futures prices, after a recent strong run-up, settle back down somewhat today. Crude oil futures for July delivery close/ down three cents a barrel to end the session at 68.55 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

(to spark~你改的很好了,所以偶会改得比较轻松~)
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  • plato1983

You never know until you try, and you never try until
you really try!
fighting~ :)
好栏目推荐之美国口语俚语
楼上改得真好!下次要更认真地听,呵呵~
Life is a fight, soldier on!
"closely watched pending home sales number for the month of April took a big bomb-up, "

应该是bump-up
Life is a fight, soldier on!
的确~
bomb up给...装上炸弹= =
bump up 突然增加、提高~
貌似没有连字符~
:)
You never know until you try, and you never try until
you really try!
fighting~ :)
每天半小时 轻松提高英语口语
请教下楼上2位, 那个annointed, 为何不用anointed。 wiktionary上有: to annoint (third-person singular simple present annoints, present participle annointing, simple past and past participle annointed)
Alternative spelling of anoint. 这样的东西。 两者到底何区别?

anoint能查到详细的解释,但是annoint貌似没有。 一般会用哪个呢?
是不是,只是两种拼写方式不同, 用的时候各人喜好不同? 这个也是啥英式,美式吗?
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to sain~
很好的问题~
因为那个annointed as直接查也有,猜想是可以通用了吧,英语也是发展的~
但我想还是anointed as 更为标准些~
:)
You never know until you try, and you never try until
you really try!
fighting~ :)
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