Jennifer Ludden

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D.C.'s Marijuana Vote Faces Congressional Review

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Voters in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday approved the legal use of marijuana for recreational purposes. Some residents say decriminalizing pot will lead to more illegal activity in their neighborhood.


As U.S. Support For Same-Sex Marriage Rises, Activists Go Global

Thursday, October 30, 2014

U.S. groups on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate are increasingly finding new places to advocate, as other countries debate greater rights — or harsher crackdowns — for LGBT people.


For More Millennials, It's Kids First, Marriage Maybe

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Millennials, particularly those with less education, are upending the traditional order of love, marriage, baby carriage. Many say they don't feel financially secure enough to tie the knot.


SCOTUS Rejection Of Gay Marriage Cases Will Create Legal Domino Effect

Monday, October 06, 2014

In a surprise move, the Supreme Court rejected appeals of same-sex marriage cases from five states, making gay and lesbian unions legal in Utah, Indiana, Oklahoma, Virginia and Wisconsin.


With Dark Humor, Anger And Empathy, Women Respond To The NFL

Monday, September 22, 2014

Women, who make up 45 percent of the NFL's fan base, are critical of the league's handling of domestic abuse scandals. But some still support their teams and express sympathy for the players.


Colleges Brainstorm Ways To Cut Back On Binge Drinking

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

With 40 percent of college students binge drinking, efforts to get students to drink less may seem futile. But something as simple as encouraging beer stores to quit selling ping-pong balls can help.


Shooting Range Accident Draws Focus On Children Handling Guns

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A tragedy at an Arizona shooting range this week has set off a debate about children using high-powered weapons, as well as America's gun culture.


Student Activists Keep Pressure On Campus Sexual Assault

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

More than 70 colleges are under investigation for how they've handled sexual assaults. The current attention to campus sexual assault has been driven largely by student activists using social media.


'You're Not Alone': Dads Who Blog Redefine Modern Fatherhood

Friday, August 15, 2014

The time fathers spend with their kids has nearly tripled in a generation. No surprise, then, that hundreds of dads are now blogging about parenting — and challenging stereotypes about fathers.


More Dads Want Paternity Leave. Getting It Is A Different Matter

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Paid paternity leave is a luxury in the U.S. Just 10 to 15 percent of employers offer it, even though an increasing number of fathers want, and expect, time off with a new child.


Class Helps Unwed Dads Navigate Ohio's Mom-Friendly Systems

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Faced with growing numbers of single mothers, Richland County, Ohio, is trying to reconnect dads with their children. They say the benefits would be profound even if dads and kids don't live together.


To Break Cycle Of Child Poverty, Teaching Mom And Dad To Get Along

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

An anti-poverty agency in Ohio says the breakdown of the family is undermining all its other efforts, so it is focusing on teaching moms and dads how their relationship impacts their child.

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High Court's Contraception Ruling Draws Strong Reactions

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Reaction to the Hobby Lobby case was as divided as the decision itself. The justices ruled that businesses can cite religion to opt out of covering contraceptives under the new health care act.

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U.S. Plan To House Immigrant Kids In Tiny Va. Town Rattles Residents

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Federal officials have struck a deal to detain unaccompanied migrant children at an empty college in Lawrenceville, a town of 1,400 people. But local pushback has put the plan on hold.


White House Hosts Discussion On Role Of Working Fathers

Monday, June 09, 2014

The talk was part of the Obama administration's push for more workplace flexibility and paid parental leave.


Stay-At-Home Dads On The Rise, And Many Of Them Are Poor

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The number of fathers at home in the U.S. has nearly doubled since 1989. A desire among more men to stay home with the kids has a lot to do with that, but so does the inability to find a job.


Think Work Is Stressful? For Many, It's More Relaxing Than Home

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Many people say their jobs stress them out, but new research finds that for most people — parents and nonparents alike — the most relaxing part of the day is when they're at the office.


Why Aren't Teens Reading Like They Used To?

Monday, May 12, 2014

A survey of data shows a marked drop in teenagers reading for pleasure. Researchers are trying to figure out whether the explosion of e-reading and digital diversions is behind the decline.


Ralph Nader Seeks A United Front Against Corporate America

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Can political opposites attract? Ralph Nader's new book makes a case for the far left and right to come together. He tells NPR's Scott Simon there's common ground in opposing corporate America.


Present But Not There: Ruling Supports Telecommuting

Saturday, May 03, 2014

A federal court has ruled that being "at work" no longer has to mean physically in the office. Employment lawyers are expecting a flood of requests to telecommute, and say they'll be harder to deny.