Jennifer Ludden

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Supreme Court Texas Abortion Ruling Threatens Other State Laws

Monday, June 27, 2016

The Supreme Court's decision striking down Texas laws limiting abortion access could have significant impacts in other states.


2nd Acquittal In Freddie Gray Case Is A Blow To Baltimore Prosecutors

Friday, June 24, 2016

The police officer facing the most serious charges in the death of Freddie Gray has been acquitted on all counts. That's prompting calls for prosecutors to reconsider charges against other officers.


Baltimore Police Officer Found Not Guilty In Death Of Freddie Gray

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The city of Baltimore is reacting to the judge's decision to not convict officer Caesar Goodson in the death of Freddie Gray in April 2015. Goodson drove the van that transported Gray after his arrest, and prosecutors said his actions caused the young black man to suffer a fatal spinal injury.


Officer Caesar Goodson Acquitted Of All Counts In Freddie Gray Case

Thursday, June 23, 2016

A Baltimore judge has rendered a verdict in the case against the officer who faced the most serious counts of six officers charged in connection with Gray's death in April of 2015.


Closing Arguments Complete In Trial Of Baltimore Officer Caesar Goodson

Monday, June 20, 2016

A Baltimore judge heard closing arguments Monday in the trial of police officer Caesar Goodson. Goodson faces the most serious charge of six officers being tried in the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray.


Murder Trial Begins For Driver Of Police Van In Freddie Gray Case

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Caesar Goodson drove the van in which prosecutors say Freddie Gray was fatally injured. Witnesses from the two previous trials have testified that he bore ultimate responsibility for Gray's safety. Goodson faces the most serious charge in the case — second degree murder — and legal analysts see his trial as make-or-break for prosecutors, who have yet to get a conviction.


Trial To Start For Another Police Officer Charged In Freddie Gray Case

Thursday, June 09, 2016

The Baltimore officer facing the most serious charges in the death of Freddie Gray goes on trial on Thursday. Caesar Goodson drove the van in which Gray apparently suffered a fatal spinal injury.


#NPRreads: 4 Reads To Keep You Young This Weekend

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.


Can A Hospital Tell A Doctor To Stop Talking About Abortion?

Thursday, May 05, 2016

A doctor filed a complaint against a Washington, D.C., hospital, saying that by telling her not to say that she does abortions, the hospital is stigmatizing the procedure. The hospital cites safety.


Teen Birth Rates Plummet For Hispanic And Black Girls

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Teenagers are having less sex and getting better about using contraceptives, a survey finds. Economic hard times also make it less likely that teens will want to become parents so early in life.


A Year After Freddie Gray's Death, Trials Set To Begin (Again)

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Of the six Baltimore police officers charged, there's only been one trial, which ended in a hung jury. But prosecutors are doubling down on their aggressive strategy as the trials resume in May.


On Policing In Baltimore, Activist DeRay Mckesson Gets Retweets. Can He Get Votes?

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Black Lives Matter activist is the city's highest-profile mayoral candidate but low in polls. Voters, who say policing is a top concern, are looking to candidates with more experience.


Baltimore Struggles To Protect Children From Lead Paint

Monday, March 21, 2016

Despite the attention to lead in water, the biggest health risk to children is still from lead paint. The city of Baltimore banned lead paint way back in 1950, but children continue to be poisoned.


Before Flint, Lead-Contaminated Water Plagued Schools Across U.S.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Schools all over the country, not just Michigan, have struggled to eliminate lead from water fountains and cafeterias — some for more than a decade.


Explaining 'Small Hands,' Wet Pants To Your Kids This Presidential Campaign

Thursday, March 10, 2016

"They should have ratings at the front of the debates," said one parent. "You know: 'Contains language, and violence, and sexual content.' That might be helpful for parents."


Protesters Gather Outside Supreme Court As Justices Consider Abortion Case

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard what could be its most consequential abortion case in a generation. Hundreds of protesters crowded the steps of the building while arguments took place inside.


Scalia's Death May Mean Texas Abortion Case Won't Set U.S. Precedent

Monday, February 15, 2016

Justice Antonin Scalia's death comes just weeks before the Supreme Court hears its biggest abortion case in a decade. The reach of that decision will likely be impacted by his absence.


Do You Like Me? Swiping Leads To Spike In Online Dating For Young Adults

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Who is among the least likely to use online dating sites?

A few years ago, you would have been correct to guess college students or those in their early 20s, a group surrounded by peers and in the prime of their bar-hopping years. But a newly released Pew Research Center ...


States Not Waiting To Close Gender Wage Gap

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Emily Martin created a state-by-state map of the gender wage gap in the United States. She calculated: Washington, D.C., has the smallest wage gap where women average nearly 90 cents to a man's dollar; Louisiana has the largest gap — women there earn just 65 percent of what men ...


Anti-Abortion Activists Indicted On Felony Charges In Planned Parenthood Case

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A grand jury in Houston has returned indictments against two members of a group that targeted Planned Parenthood with a string of undercover videos last year. The felony indictments a...