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Jennifer Ludden

Jennifer Ludden appears in the following:

Group Makes Character Key Part Of Reducing Baltimore Unemployment

Friday, May 15, 2015

For years now, the Center for Urban Families has provided training in the city's poorest neighborhood. People don't just work on their resumes, but also attitude and life skills.

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Play Date Protest Held In Support Of 'Free Range' Parents

Sunday, May 10, 2015

A Maryland couple made national headlines after Child Protective Services investigated them for letting their children walk home from a park alone. Now, other parents are staging a defiant protest in support.

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Students Say University Of Mary Washington Failed To Address Yik Yak Threats

Thursday, May 07, 2015

A feminist group at the University of Mary Washington is suing the school under Title IX for allegedly failing to respond to various threats made against them. Some are tied to the anonymous social messaging app Yik Yak.

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Six Baltimore Police Officers Face Criminal Charges In Freddie Gray's Death

Friday, May 01, 2015

Baltimore's chief prosecutor Marilyn Mosby announced Friday that the officers involved in Freddie Gray's arrest face criminal charges, including second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter.

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Some Baltimore Residents Say They Don't Trust Police, Politicians

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Residents of Baltimore's impoverished neighborhoods say they don't trust their police force or city officials.

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National Guard Deployed To Baltimore; Riots Break Out After Gray's Funeral

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Freddie Gray is the black man who died in police custody a week ago. A mob of young people threw rocks and stones at police. They also looted dozens of businesses and set fires to stores and cars.

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Baltimore Mayor Condemns Violent Protesters At Press Conference

Monday, April 27, 2015

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake held a press conference Monday night in response to violent protests over the death of Freddie Gray. The rioting comes the same day as Gray was laid to rest.

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Violent Protests Erupt In Baltimore After Freddie Gray's Funeral

Monday, April 27, 2015

Protests erupted into rioting in Baltimore Monday afternoon as police clashed with a large group of youths. Police said seven officers were hurt and at least one was unresponsive.

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Thousands Say Goodbye To Freddie Gray In Baltimore

Monday, April 27, 2015

Thousands of mourners packed a Baptist church in Baltimore Monday at the funeral service for Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died of spinal cord injuries last week while in police custody.

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Protests Continue In Baltimore Over Death Of Freddie Gray

Friday, April 24, 2015

NPR has the latest on the protests in Baltimore over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. Gray died of a fatal spinal cord injury while in police custody.

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Baltimore Police Investigate Suspect's Fatal Spinal Cord Injury

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Baltimore Police say they still don't know how a young black man they arrested ended up with a nearly severed spinal cord and eventually died. They're appealing for calm while they investigate.

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Thousands Of Young Women In U.S. Forced Into Marriage

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sometimes the women aren't allowed to leave their homes. Some commit suicide. Many have little recourse, advocates say, because current laws are ill-equipped to address this hidden crisis.

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#NPRreads: In Defense Of California And Wearing The Same Thing To Work Daily

Friday, April 10, 2015

This week, we highlight an Internet confessional of a woman who decided to do like men: wear the same outfit to work every day. We also baseball and fancy food at schools.

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What's Changed Since The First Religious Liberty Law Was Passed In 1993?

Thursday, April 02, 2015

When the first Religious Freedom Restoration Act passed, the vote in Congress was nearly unanimous โ€” it was a bipartisan love fest. We examine how religious freedom laws have become so controversial.

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When Wal-Mart Comes To Town, What Does It Mean For Workers?

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Wal-Mart has long been criticized for low pay and erratic work schedules. So when the retailer arrives in a community, it stirs controversy โ€” but it also brings jobs and low prices.

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Controversy Continues Over Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Monday, March 30, 2015

Fallout continues over whether Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act sanctions discrimination. People on both sides point out that such laws are not new, but the controversy over them is.

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States Aim To Restrict Medically Induced Abortions

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

One in four abortions is induced with medications rather than a surgical procedure. But the process faces a growing number of legal restrictions, including a law in Ohio.

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States Fund Pregnancy Centers That Discourage Abortion

Monday, March 09, 2015

A growing number of states are giving public money to crisis pregnancy centers. But the centers are unregulated, and abortion rights groups accuse them of coercing women with misinformation.

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Abortion Restrictions Complicate Access For Ohio Women

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

In Ohio, abortion restrictions have helped shut down half the state's clinics that perform the procedure, forcing many women to travel farther away, even to neighboring states.

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Kids' Solo Playtime Unleashes 'Free-Range' Parenting Debate

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A number of parents have made news in recent months for letting children walk or play outside on their own. But laws on when kids are allowed to be by themselves are vague.

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