- Making News: New Orleans Licks Its Wounds as Hurricane Season Begins
In New Orleans, Mayor Ray Nagin begins his second term on this first day of Hurricane season. Brian Tevenot of the New Orleans Times-Picayune says that as the Army Corps of Engineers readies its hurricane protection system, residents are prepared for "hair trigger" evacuations.
- Reporter's Notebook: Should We Meddle in Darfur?
The memory of genocide in Rwanda has fostered demands for international action to curtail genocide in Darfur in Western Sudan, where, despite government concessions, rebel groups have continued fighting among themselves, endangering the innocent civilians they claim they're protecting. We hear differing views on the effectiveness of outside intervention from Alan Kuperman, an expert in international affairs from the University of Texas in Austin, and Jemera Rone of Human Rights Watch.
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