Jennifer Ludden

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The housing market squeeze pushes renters into bidding wars

Friday, June 24, 2022

Rising mortgage rates and a wave of millennials put more pressure on the rental market. Rents have soared by double digits, but landlords say they're also struggling with higher costs.

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March For Our Lives rallies across U.S. push for gun control

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Around the country today, thousands rallied for stronger gun safety laws. Hundreds of events were scheduled in the wake of the most recent string of deadly mass shootings.

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March For Our Lives rallies across the U.S. call for gun control

Saturday, June 11, 2022

'March for Our Lives' rallies happen in Washington and other cities this weekend, focusing on the people and the communities affected by gun violence, and calling for political action.

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Have you faced a bidding war trying to rent an apartment?

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

In an incredibly tight rental market, more people are finding themselves outbid in the kind of competition usually only seen with buying houses. If you've experienced this NPR wants to hear from you!

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Abortion rights activists say there's still work to do after Supreme Court leak

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

Abortion rights opponents are both excited and sobered at the prospect that the Supreme Court could overturn Roe v. Wade, saying they are ready to wage the next battles in both blue and red states.

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Demand at food banks is way up again. But inflation makes it harder to meet the need

Thursday, June 02, 2022

High food and gas prices are squeezing working families, sending some to food pantries for the first time. But providers are struggling with high costs, fewer donations and supply chain woes.

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Women who are denied abortions risk falling deeper into poverty. So do their kids

Thursday, May 26, 2022

A large body of research shows being denied an abortion limits women's education, time in the workforce and wages. It also finds long-term negative impacts for their children.

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Abortion opponents are excited about the Roe v. Wade leak, but say there's work to do

Thursday, May 05, 2022

Abortion opponents are both excited and sobered at possibly overturning Roe v. Wade. They say they welcome a new national conversation and want to wage the next battles in blue states as well as red.

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Eviction filings are up sharply as pandemic rental aid starts to run out

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

The federal rental aid program expects to distribute the rest of its money by mid-summer. Some cities have already run out of funding, pushing eviction filings higher than before the pandemic.

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Millions of Americans are resorting to risky ways to buy an affordable home

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Alternative financing arrangements can be the only option for low-income Americans. But they lack the same protections as a mortgage, and many end up paying for years without ever gaining ownership.

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Short staffed from omicron, airlines canceled some Christmas Eve flights last minute

Friday, December 24, 2021

Many holiday travelers had Christmas Eve flights canceled at the last minute because of the surge in the omicron variant. Airlines say a spike in cases has left them short staffed.

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Some Christmas travelers face canceled flights as the omicron surge hits airlines

Friday, December 24, 2021

In a preemptive move, United, Delta and others canceled dozens of flights scheduled for Friday. They say the omicron spike has left them with staffing shortages.

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Manchin says Build Back Better's climate measures are risky. That's not true

Sunday, December 19, 2021

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin had spent months watering down Biden's ambitious climate plans. His final objections to the bill's climate measures are misleading.

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Your Weather Forecast Update: Warmer Climate Will Be The New 'Normal'

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

In May, NOAA will release its once-a-decade update for the 30-year weather averages that local meteorologists use. In many places, it will mean far fewer days that are "above normal."

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Why There Is A Change Coming To Your Local Weather Forecast

Monday, April 05, 2021

Next month, the temperature averages meteorologists use will get an update. It means the warmer climate will — quite literally — become the new "normal," posing a challenge for forecasters.

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Biden Announces Climate Team, Including 1st-Ever National Climate Adviser

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Former EPA chief Gina McCarthy is President-elect Joe Biden's pick for domestic climate adviser. She'll have a big role pushing for aggressive climate action across the government.

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Biden To Name Gina McCarthy, Former EPA Chief, As Domestic Climate Coordinator

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

McCarthy has an ambitious assignment: coordinating efforts across the entire federal government aimed at drastically — and quickly — lowering U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

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Biden Plans To Nominate Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm As Energy Secretary

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The former Michigan governor brings experience in promoting clean-energy manufacturing. She worked with the Obama administration on an automaker bailout that pushed investment in green technology.

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Biden's Next Climate Chief Will Tackle 'Existential Threat' At Home

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Biden says he'll name someone to coordinate domestic climate policies across the government. Together with climate envoy John Kerry, it will give climate a higher profile than in past administrations.

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John Kerry Tapped For Newly Created Role As Presidential Climate Envoy

Monday, November 23, 2020

Environmental groups praise Kerry for his decades of climate work, including negotiating the Paris Agreement. He will face challenges after four years of a diminished U.S. role in climate diplomacy.

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