Lauren Hodges

Lauren Hodges appears in the following:

#NPRreads: Two Stories About Mental Health And A Profile Of Pitcher Bronson Arroyo

Friday, October 23, 2015

Also this week: an interview with Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Alphabet and formerly the chairman and CEO of Google.


'Sesame Street' Introduces A New Muppet Character With Autism

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Little Julia stars in the digital storybook called "We're Amazing, 1,2,3."


Attorneys For Jailed Kentucky Clerk Ask For Emergency Release

Monday, September 07, 2015

Legal documents filed Monday ask that Rowan County clerk Kim Davis, who has been incarcerated since Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses, be allowed to return to work.


Department Of Justice Sued For Fake News Story

Friday, August 28, 2015

The Associated Press has filed a lawsuit against the DOJ for a government sting operation in 2007 in which the FBI created a fake news story and impersonated a journalist.


Nation's Only All-Women MBA Program To Close

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Simmons College in Boston has announced it will transition its brick-and-mortar program to an online-only degree for women and men.


National Portrait Gallery Won't Remove Bust Of Planned Parenthood Founder

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Conservative groups want the gallery to take down the bust of Margaret Sanger, who they say was racist because of her support for eugenics.


Kentucky Clerk's Office Continues To Refuse Marriage Licenses

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A same-sex couple was denied a license Thursday morning, even after a federal appeals court denied Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' bid to refuse to issue marriage licenses for religious reasons.


'Million Moms March' Walks Washington To Protest Police Violence

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Mothers who have lost their children to deadly encounters with law enforcement will march on the nation's capital Saturday to protest police brutality.


Judge Rules U.S. Must Release Photos Of Prisoner Abuse In Iraq, Afghanistan

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The ACLU has fought for years for the release of photos documenting abuse in prisons like Abu Ghraib. The government argues releasing the photos would pose a threat to American military.


Clintons Face Scrutiny Ahead Of Hillary's Campaign Announcement

Sunday, March 08, 2015

As the country awaits a decision on a possible 2016 presidential run, Hillary and former president Bill Clinton are forced to defend decisions involving donations and Hillary's email practices.


FBI Director To Address Law Enforcement's Relationship With Minorities

Thursday, February 12, 2015

James Comey will speak at Georgetown University today about police relations with minority communities.


As Temperatures Drop, Shelter Needs For Homeless Families Rise

Friday, February 06, 2015

A homeless crisis in D.C. mirrors the increased need for sheltering the homeless in several American cities. Administrations examine possible solutions before space and resources run out.


New House Leadership Passes A Tax Cut 'Scoreboard'

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

"Dynamic scoring" would favor tax cuts as a way to bring in more revenue for the government. But critics of the system are calling it "a gimmick."


Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Gets 2 Years In Prison

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were convicted in September on several charges of corruption while he was in office. McDonnell must report to prison next month.


Republicans Sort Their Priorities For The New Congress

Monday, December 29, 2014

The GOP will take over both chambers of Congress on Jan. 6, with issues like the Keystone XL pipeline, Obamacare and immigration reform likely to take priority.


Supreme Court Refuses To Block Arizona Driver's Licenses For 'Dreamers'

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Arizona's appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court failed to prevent the state from having to issue driving permits to undocumented immigrants brought into the country as children.


Senate OKs Judicial Nominees, Tax Extensions Before Republican Takeover

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lawmakers in the Senate approved an extension of tax breaks and confirmed 12 more judicial nominees, but a terrorism insurance bill didn't survive the night.


Congress Clashes Over Release Of CIA 'Torture Report'

Monday, December 08, 2014

Senate Democrats plan to release the long-withheld report on interrogation techniques this week, but the State Department wants more delay because of feared repercussions — both at home and overseas.


Republicans Debate: Fight The President Now, Or Fight Him Later?

Monday, December 01, 2014

Congress returns from recess Monday, tasked with funding the government past Dec. 11. Some in the GOP want to tie it to halting Obama's immigration plan, while others aim to avoid a damaging shutdown.


Judge Rules Fewer Political Groups Can Keep Their Donors Secret

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The ruling targets the funders of campaign issue ads that encourage viewers to choose a specific candidate. The FEC now must decide whether it will appeal the ruling or require more disclosure.