Jennifer Ludden

Jennifer Ludden appears in the following:

Israel's Palestinian citizens speak out, holding antiwar rallies

Monday, April 08, 2024

Last year, hundreds of Palestinian citizens of Israel were arrested for questioning the war in Gaza. But after six months of fighting, they are starting to hold antiwar rallies.

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Cash shortage in Gaza: banks have been bombed and power cut to ATMs

Monday, April 08, 2024

A lack of cash in Gaza has made daily life even more difficult, as people are unable to purchase desperately needed food and other supplies.

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A member of Banjamin Netanyahu's war cabinet calls for elections in Israel

Thursday, April 04, 2024

Benny Gantz, who leads an opposition party and also regularly faces the prime minister as part of the war cabinet, is calling to set a date for elections. Polling shows Netanyahu would lose to him.

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Israel cancels Washington talks after cease-fire vote clears the U.N.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

A U.N. Security Council resolution calls for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza. It passed after the U.S. abstained from blocking the measure. The move angered Israel, but how deep is the rift?

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Israel's war in Gaza puts pressure on Ultra-Orthodox community's military exemption

Monday, March 25, 2024

Israel's Ultra-Orthodox Jews have broad exemption from military duty. But the expanded war on Hamas has intensified pressure to change that.

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Israeli officials are in Washington amid talk tactics in Gaza may threaten U.S. aid

Monday, March 25, 2024

Israel's defense minister is in the U.S. Monday, as the two countries sharply disagree over what should happen next in Gaza. President Biden is pushing for a cease-fire.

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Unaffordable rental market hits record heights

Sunday, February 18, 2024

A Harvard University study shows that people across all income levels have been affected by rising rents. That means Americans are handing over a bigger portion of their paychecks to housing costs.

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Most homes for sale in 2023 were not affordable for a typical U.S. household

Sunday, December 24, 2023

The share of affordable homes plunged 40% from before the pandemic, according to a new analysis. The biggest drops were in smaller cities, where wages could not keep pace with spiking mortgage rates.

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Homelessness in the U.S. hit a record high last year as pandemic aid ran out

Friday, December 15, 2023

The jump is 12% more than the year before and came as rents and inflation skyrocketed. The increase was driven by families and those who lost housing for the first time.

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As seniors struggle with housing costs, a study warns it will get worse as U.S. ages

Thursday, November 30, 2023

A record number of seniors struggle with housing costs. Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies says it's going to get worse as the baby boomer generation starts to turn 80 in a few years.

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'Frustration all across the board.' A day with homelessness outreach workers in L.A.

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Teams of case managers and medical professionals help connect people on the street to social services and, eventually, housing. But it's a tough job when there aren't nearly enough places to stay.

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To tackle homelessness faster, LA has a kind of real estate agency for the unhoused

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

A Los Angeles program aggressively scouts vacant units and lobbies landlords in one of the country's tightest real estate markets. Some landlords offer up units even before putting them on the market.

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Los Angeles is using AI to predict who might become homeless and help before they do

Wednesday, October 04, 2023

L.A. is housing more people than ever, but an even greater number keep falling into homelessness. This first-of-its-kind prevention program calculates who seems most at risk for landing on the street.

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Child poverty more than doubles — a year after hitting record low, Census data shows

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Experts point to the expanded child tax credit as key to this poverty yo-yo. When it ended, many lower-income families struggled to pay their bills or buy enough food.

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Biden tests negative again for COVID after the first lady tests positive

Monday, September 04, 2023

The president tested negative again today for the virus the White House said, the day after the first lady tested positive. The White House says he'll wear a mask indoors when he's around others.

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Ernest Hemingway survived 2 plane crashes. His letter from it just sold for $237,055

Monday, September 04, 2023

The novelist and his wife survived successive crashes in Uganda in 1954. In the letter, Hemingway also describes shooting his first lion in Kenya with an old gun "held together with tape."

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Lahaina was expensive before the fire. Some worry rebuilding will price them out

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Since the fire residents have gotten multiple calls from realtors offering to buy their land. Activists want a role in planning, to keep developers from pushing out those who call Lahaina home.

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Maui's fire is already impacting the availability of affordable housing in the area

Friday, August 25, 2023

Maui's wildfires destroyed some of the only low-income housing in one of the most expensive markets in the U.S. Working class residents wonder if there will be place for them to live long term.

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More than 2 weeks after Maui fires, families are desperate to learn relatives' fate

Thursday, August 24, 2023

The search continues for over 1,000 people who are still unaccounted for after the wildfires on Maui. Family members say they are feeling frustrated with the chaotic process.

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Biden tells Maui wildfire survivors that the whole country will be with you

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

President Biden visited Maui Monday to survey the damage from the wildfires. Shelters are emptying as people who were displaced move into short-term housing, which has its own logistical challenges.

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