Lauren Hodges

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#NPRreads: Four Great Reads Worth Going Out Of Your Way For

Saturday, July 23, 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.


London's Big Ben To Go Silent For Repairs

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Next year, the bell at London's landmark clock will not toll the hours for a few months while repairs are made. It's only the third period of silence in the past 157 years.


Former Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel Is Indicted On Assault Charge

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A Dallas County grand jury indicted the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner after an ex-girlfriend accused him of hitting her and rupturing her eardrum earlier this year.


Editor Of Bangladesh's Only LGBT Magazine Is Hacked To Death

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The killings of gay rights activist Xulhaz Mannan and his friend are the latest in a recent string of grisly attacks in the country.


U.S. Spy Chief Considers Disclosing Number Of Americans Surveilled Online

Monday, April 25, 2016

National Intelligence Director James Clapper says there are multiple obstacles in calculating just how many U.S. citizens are ensnared in government data-collection programs targeting foreigners.


Cleveland To Pay $6 Million To Settle Tamir Rice Lawsuit

Monday, April 25, 2016

The city agreed to the settlement Monday in a civil rights suit brought by Tamir's family. The 12-year-old boy was shot and killed by a police officer in November 2014.


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

Friday, October 23, 2015

#NPRreads is a weekly feature on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. On Fridays, we highlight some of the best stories.

This week, we bring you four ...


'Sesame Street' Introduces A New Muppet Character With Autism

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The muppet Julia has not yet made her TV debut, but the wide-eyed little girl with a big smile is the star of her own "digital storybook" called "We're Amazing, 1,2,3."

For over a year now, Sesame Street has been working with organizations such as Autism Speaks and Autism ...


Attorneys For Jailed Kentucky Clerk Ask For Emergency Release

Monday, September 07, 2015

Attorneys for Rowan County, Ky., clerk Kim Davis have filed an emergency motion with a federal court asking that Davis be immediately released from jail. The motion also reportedly requests that Davis be exempted from issuing marriage licenses.

U.S. District Judge David Bunning found Davis in contempt of court and ...


Department Of Justice Sued For Fake News Story

Friday, August 28, 2015

The Associated Press has filed a lawsuit against the DOJ related to a 2007 sting operation in which the FBI created a fake AP news story and an agent impersonated a journalist. The FBI was trying to apprehend a teenage suspect in several bomb threats in Washington state.

According ...


Nation's Only All-Women MBA Program To Close

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Simmons College announced it will close the campus master's degree program in business, the only one of its kind in the nation exclusively for women.

Simmons, a private college in Boston with a women's undergraduate school and a co-ed graduate school, has been operating the brick-and-mortar program for 40 years. ...


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

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The National Portrait Gallery says it has no plans to heed calls by conservatives and anti-abortion activists to remove a bust of Margaret Sanger from an exhibit on civil rights. Sanger, who died in 1966, was an early supporter and activist for the birth control movement and the founder of ...


Kentucky Clerk's Office Continues To Refuse Marriage Licenses

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A Kentucky county clerk's office denied a marriage license for a same-sex couple on Thursday, despite a federal appeals court ruling the night before that upheld a judge's order compelling her to issue the licenses.

Citing religious objections, Kim Davis of Rowan County has refused to issue any marriage licenses ...


'Million Moms March' Walks Washington To Protest Police Violence

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Mothers from around the country gathered in the nation's capital Saturday to protest police brutality in a march from Capitol Hill to the Justice Department.

The Facebook page for the Million Moms March on Washington event is overflowing with posts by mothers who lost their children to violent encounters ...


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

Saturday, March 21, 2015

A U.S. district judge ruled Friday that the U.S. must release photos of American soldiers inflicting abuse on prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The ruling is a victory for The American Civil Liberties Union, which filed a lawsuit against the government in 2004, seeking the release of the photos. ...


Clintons Face Scrutiny Ahead Of Hillary's Campaign Announcement

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Addressing a crowd at the Clinton Global Initiative University at Miami University in Coral Gables, Fla. on Saturday, former president Bill Clinton discussed the Clinton Foundation's decision to accept donations from foreign governments. The foundation's choice is questioned by critics as a possible conflict of interest, especially since some ...


FBI Director To Address Law Enforcement's Relationship With Minorities

Thursday, February 12, 2015

FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to speak at Georgetown University this morning about recent violent incidents involving police officers in minority communities.

In a speech entitled "Hard Truths: Law Enforcement and Race," Comey plans to highlight research suggesting a bias against blacks among majority white communities — a bias ...


As Temperatures Drop, Shelter Needs For Homeless Families Rise

Friday, February 06, 2015

D.C.'s new mayor Muriel E. Bowser surprised advocates for the homeless in the district when she filed an emergency motion late Thursday, hoping to end a mandatory demand to provide all homeless families a private room when temperatures drop below freezing.

The Washington Post reported Friday the mayor and ...


New House Leadership Passes A Tax Cut 'Scoreboard'

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

In a move to cement their party's fiscal ideology, Republicans used the first vote of the new Congress to change the rules for estimating the economic consequences of major legislation.

"Dynamic scoring" is an analysis that requires macroeconomic projections be used when analyzing major bills. Republicans argue, for example, that ...


Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Gets 2 Years In Prison

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Updated at 4:02 p.m. ET

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was sentenced today to two years in prison for public corruption.

U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer said McDonnell must report to prison on Feb. 9. Spencer said he was moved by the support for the former governor, but "a ...