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Michele Norris

  • John Ridley tells NPR's Michele Norris that while writing the screenplay, he always thought of his two sons. "My message was just about character," he says.
  • Long before James Prosek became a world-famous artist and naturalist, he was a kid who used art as a way to work through the ups and downs of childhood. "When I went into the woods, it was the first time that I felt like something was mine," he says.
  • Although he was known principally as a political adviser and campaign strategist, Karl Rove has been a critical part of the White House policy operation as well. The adviser's departure could have wide repercussions.
  • In a closely watched court case in Mississippi, a federal judge rules that a couple cannot collect damages from Hurricane Katrina's storm surge because their insurance policy excludes flood damage. The ruling could set a precedent for thousands of other cases.
  • Israeli warplanes continue to strike parts of Lebanon, including a Shiite district of Beirut. The attacks follow a passionate plea from Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora for a full Israeli withdrawal and an end to the fighting.
  • National Assembly of Cuba president Ricardo Alarcon says it will be "some weeks" until Fidel Castro returns to power. The Cuban president is recovering from surgery after giving his brother, Raul Castro, responsibility for running the country until he's back on his feet.
  • The Army is investigating allegations that U.S. soldiers raped a woman, then killed her and three other people in March in the Iraqi town of Mahmoudiyah, south of Baghdad. The suspects are a soldier from the 101st Airborne Division and another who was recently discharged.
  • President Bush's newly announced plan to bolster the southern border and offer guest worker programs strikes a middle ground in the debate over immigration policy, says Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.
  • The U.S. Justice Department has subpoenaed two reporters to find out how they got grand jury testimony surrounding the BALCO laboratories performance enhancing drug investigation. Michele Norris talks with NPR's David Folkenflik.
  • The sudden resignation of CIA Director Porter Goss comes as changes in the Bush administration have included the resignation of Press Secretary Scott McClellan and a new job for advisor Karl Rove. President Bush said he accepted Goss's resignation with regret.