NPR在线听附文本(2010-03-21) 简介：Download MP3 Audio 把音频贴到我的博客(Qzone)或BBS 关闭MP3地址:音频页面地址:From NPR news in Washington I am Lakshmi Singh.President Obama is healing …
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From NPR news in Washington I am Lakshmi Singh.
President Obama is healing a new analysis by the congressional budget office. It says his health care bill will reduce the deficit. NPR’s Mara Liasson reports.
In the Rose Garden just before signing a job’s bill into law，president Obama trumpeted the latest assessment of congressional budget office. The official number cruncher and referee of the health care debate. The CBO says the health care bill will reduce the deficit by 1.3 trillion dollars over 20 years. “This is by one virtue of reform that will bring new capability to the insurance industrial and greater economic security to all Americans.”
The president is doing everything he can to get the votes he needs in the House to pass the health care bill. He is meant to talk to two dozen wavering democratic and he has postponed his trip to Asia which was scheduled to begin on Sunday. The White House says he will now make the trip to Indonesia and Australia in June. Mara Liasson NPR news the White House.
US casualties in Iraq are going up， an American soldier was killed in combat today in Baghdad. Nearly 4400 members of military have died in Iraq since the war began 7years ago this month.
The United States is urging Russia to delay putting a nuclear power plant on line in Iran this summer. US secretary of state Hilary Clinton delivered that message on a visit to Moscow. And NPR’s David Greene has details.
Shortly after secretary Clinton landed，Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin made the announcement. The Russian built nuclear power plant in Iran should be up in running this summer. Clinton criticized the move saying Iran has to show it’s only interested in civilian nuclear power not nuclear weapons.
“ In the absence of those reassurances，we think it would be premature to go forward with any project at this time because we want to send a unequivocal message to the Iranians .”
Clinton was addressing reporters alongside Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. He said delivering on the promise to build the Bushehr power plant is a way to encourage Iran to cooperate. Secretary Clinton wraps up a visit Friday after meetings with Putin and Russian president Dmitry Medvedev. David Greene NPR news Moscow.
The woman who calls herself jihad Jane is pleading not guilty. Colleen Larose appeared before Federal Court judge in Philadelphia today and denied the terror related charges against her. She is accused of conspiring with jihad and plotting to kill a cartoonist who depicted Islam’s prophet Mohammed in a way that outraged many Muslims.
In the US there’s a new law on the books it offers employers tax breaks if they put people back to work. Today president Obama signed that bill the first in a series of jobs legislation intended to bring down the 9.7% unemployment rate. Earlier the labor department reported that new unemployment claims drop last week for the third time in a row.
US stocks continue to gain grounds the last check the Dow was up 45points at 10779. This is NPR.
Actor Fess Parker best known for playing American folk hero Davy Crockett has died. The Los Angeles Times reports he died of complications from old age at his home in California. Mr. Parker was 85 years old.
Residents in areas of the upper mid West have stepped millions of sand bags in preparation for flooding, Minnesota public radio’s .. reports.
The sand bags and levees are in place. National Guard troops and home owners are patrolling decks along the Red River in Fargo Moorhead. The focus is on making sure those temporary structures are high enough. Rivers are rising because of fast melting snow and ice as well as recent rains. Ice jams are already causing flooding in unexpected places. Minnesota and North Dakota have closed structures of several high ways. The Red River in Fargo is expected to crest some time late on Sunday，just shied of last year’s all time record of 40 feet. Weather forecasts show a chance of rain into the weekend. For NPR news I am..
Anti government protestors in Thailand are threatening to keep rallying in Bangkok and prolong. Disruptions are already affecting business in the capital. Tens of thousands of people are still camped out in the heart of Bangkok demanding new elections. They have used number of radical tactics to express their outrage including splattering of jars of their own blood at the Prime Minister’s home yesterday.
Back in the US we have seen hardly changing consumer prices labor department reporting that last month prices edged up the tenth of a percent，food prices went up that was outside by a drop in energy cost.