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Jennifer Ludden

Jennifer Ludden appears in the following:

Officer Charged In Freddie Gray's Death Testifies He Did Nothing Wrong

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Baltimore police officer William Porter accused in the death of Freddie Gray has testified in his own defense. Porter says he saw no sign of injury when he checked on Gray in a police van last April.

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First Officer On Trial In Freddie Gray Case Takes Stand

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

The first of six Baltimore police officers on trial for the death of Freddie Gray took the stand Wednesday in his own defense. William Porter, who's been on the force just two years, ...

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Why Didn't Officer Call Medic For Freddie Gray? (And Other Questions)

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Officer William Porter is the first of six Baltimore police officers who stand accused of playing a role in the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died after injuries sustained in the back of a police van while he was handcuffed and shackled. Porter, who joined the ...

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Defense Challenges Homicide Ruling In Freddie Gray Trial

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

William Porter, the first of six officers charged in Gray's death, is on trial in Baltimore. A medical examiner on the witness stand rejected the defense's suggestion that Gray could've hurt himself.

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Opening Statements Begin In Trial Of Police Officer Charged In Freddie Gray Case

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

A jury of eight women and four men were seated Wednesday in the first trial for one of six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore last April.

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Jury Selection Begins For First Officer To Face Trial In Freddie Gray Case

Monday, November 30, 2015

Jury selection began Monday for the first police officer to go on trial in connection with the death of Freddie Gray last April.

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Jury Selection To Begin In First Trial In Freddie Gray Case

Monday, November 30, 2015

In Baltimore, the trial opens Monday for the first of six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray. He's the unarmed black man fatally injured after his arrest and transport in a police van.

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Baltimore Residents Wary As Freddie Gray Trials Slated To Begin

Sunday, November 29, 2015

It's been seven months since protests over the death of an unarmed black man after his arrest erupted into looting and arson, leading Baltimore's mayor to declare a curfew and call in the National Guard. Now, that unrest remains a potent backdrop as the trial begins for the first of ...

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Some States Are Cutting Poor Dads A Deal On Unpaid Child Support

Friday, November 20, 2015

In exchange for completing job training and parenting programs, Maryland is writing off some of parents' back child support. Similar efforts across the country are addressing the staggering debt.

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From Deadbeat To Dead Broke: The 'Why' Behind Unpaid Child Support

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Despite a decades-long crackdown, much of the $113 billion in child support debt will never be paid because those who owe it are too poor. President Obama is proposing changes to address this reality.

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For At-Risk Kids, Mentors Provide Far More Than Just Homework Help

Thursday, October 29, 2015

At Baltimore's Renaissance Academy High School, mentors help students cope with the trauma in their daily lives. The principal says the aim is not just to keep boys in school, but to keep them alive.

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Planned Parenthood To Stop Accepting Reimbursement For Fetal Tissue

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Planned Parenthood says it will no longer accept reimbursement for the cost of providing fetal tissue to researchers. The move is a response to sting videos and accusations that the o...

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Planned Parenthood Undergoes Congressional Scrutiny Over Sting Videos

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

House Republicans questioned the head of Planned Parenthood on Tuesday, on whether the women's health group needs federal funding.

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Amid Controversy, Head Of Planned Parenthood Testifies Before Lawmakers

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A House panel is investigating secretly recorded videos by a group that accuses Planned Parenthood of profiting from the sale of fetal tissue. Here's a rundown of the issues ahead of today's hearing.

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Thousands Descend On Washington, D.C., To See Pope Francis

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Thousands of people, some from far away, stood in line for hours to see Pope Francis pass by in his open-air popemobile. Many say they were drawn by his message of inclusiveness and tolerance.

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Pope-Watchers Stake Out D.C. Parade Route

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Renee Montagne talks with NPR's Jennifer Ludden, who is out among the crowds in Washington, D.C., ahead of Pope Francis' visit to the White House.

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Gay Parents Face Issues With Birth Certificates In Some States

Monday, September 21, 2015

A handful of states are refusing to name both parents from a same-sex couple on a birth certificate, even though its among the benefits named in the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage.

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Baltimore Judge Denies Change Of Venue Request For Freddie Gray Trials

Thursday, September 10, 2015

A Baltimore judge denied a request Thursday for six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray to be tried outside the city.

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House Begins Series Of Hearings On Defunding Planned Parenthood

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

The House Judiciary Committee held the first hearing Wednesday to investigate whether Planned Parenthood is breaking any laws, but it quickly focused instead on whether abortion should be legal.

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As Opponents Rally Outside The Capitol, Clinton Unveils Broad Iran Plan

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

As Congress debates the Iran nuclear deal, the presidential candidates โ€” from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump โ€” weigh in on the agreement and expose the political fault lines on national security.

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