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Jennifer Ludden

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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 — 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 — 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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U.S. Once Had Universal Child Care, But Rebuilding It Won't Be Easy

Saturday, January 24, 2015

In his State of the Union address, President Obama referenced a little-remembered, WWII-era federal child care program, holding it up as an example he hopes to emulate with expanded federal subsidies.

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States Continue Push To Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Although the Republican-led House decided not to vote to ban abortions after 20 weeks, 10 states already have such measures and more states are considering them.

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U.S. Court Weighs Texas Law's Burden On Women Seeking Abortions

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

If upheld, the law — which mandates stricter building codes for clinics that perform the procedure — could leave only six clinics open in the entire state of Texas.

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Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell Sentenced To Two Years In Prison

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will spend two years in federal prison. McDonnell was sentenced on Tuesday. He and his wife were convicted of using the governor's office for favors to businessman Johnnie Williams in exchange for over $170,000 in loans and gifts.

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Big Question For 2015: Will The Supreme Court Rule On Abortion?

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

States have passed more than 200 abortion regulations since 2010, and the number is expected to rise. Abortion rights supporters say that could cause big geographical variations in access to care.

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As More Women Tell Abortion Stories, Both Sides Claim Advantage

Monday, December 29, 2014

Does telling your abortion story help end stigma about the procedure, or does it help opponents make the case against abortion? The answer to that question depends very much on whom you talk to.

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When Grandma's House Is Home: The Rise Of Grandfamilies

Monday, December 15, 2014

In a shift driven partly by culture and largely by the economy, the number of grandparents living with their grandchildren is up sharply in the U.S. About 1 in 10 kids is living with a grandparent.

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U.Va. Looks At Ways To Curb Drinking At Its Frat Houses

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The University of Virginia is looking to make changes, even though a report about a gang rape has been discredited. Ideas include banning hard alcohol and having sober volunteers self-police parties.

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At University Of Virginia, Efforts Born Of Discredited Story Go On

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

"People within the fraternity life feel wronged," says a University of Virginia fraternity member about a discredited news article. But as educator on sexual assault, he knows the problem is real.

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Fallout From 'Rolling Stone' Story Changes Conversation At UVA

Monday, December 08, 2014

Now that the accuracy of the article about sexual assaults at the school is being called into question, the conversation is changing and activists hope the attention will stay on sexual assault.

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UVA President Announces More Changes In Wake Of Sexual Assault Coverage

Monday, December 01, 2014

The president of the University of Virginia abruptly canceled a planned appearance Monday at the National Press Club amid controversy surrounding the issue of rape at the elite university. Instead, Teresa Sullivan laid out what she and other university officials plan to do going forward.

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