Jennifer Ludden Jennifer Ludden is an energy and environment editor for NPR.

Confusion, Panic In Washington After Navy Yard Shooting

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Carbon Tax Gaining Popularity, But Not With Lawmakers

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Attorney General Eric Holder greets Alexis Margaret Herman, member of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, before speaking at the organization's convention. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Zimmerman Verdict Feels Personal For Some In Service Sorority

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Esteban Roncancio and other protesters call for executive action on workplace discrimination for LGBT Americans in Miami. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Gays And Lesbians Turn Fight To Workplace Discrimination Ban

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Pushed Off The Job While Pregnant

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Snowden Had A Fast Rise In The Intelligence World

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Alimony Till Death Do Us Part? Nay, Say Some Ex-Spouses

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Defense Attorney Judy Clarke has defended Arizona mass shooter Jared Loughner, Unabomber Ted Kaczynski and 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Bombing Suspect's Lawyer A Quiet Defender Of The Notorious

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Cy Maramangalam gives a presentation about climate change for the Alliance for Climate Education. Courtesy of Alliance for Climate Education hide caption

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Filling In The Gap On Climate Education In Classrooms

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First-time homeowner Amanda Cowley in her new home in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, D.C. After married couples, single women are the largest demographic group of homebuyers. Gabriella Demczuk /NPR hide caption

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Moving Out And Buying In: Single Ladies Emerge As Homeowners

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Jeannine Sato holds her 2-year-old son, Keni; 5-year-old Hana is held by her father, Mas Sato. Jeannine decided to leave her job when her employers said she could take six weeks off after giving birth to her first child or risk losing her job. Courtesy of Jeannine Sato hide caption

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FMLA Not Really Working For Many Employees

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As more teens get mobile devices, parents are using apps to track their every tweet and post. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Parent Over Shoulder: Apps Help Mom Snoop Online, But Should She?

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Home health aide trainees Marisol Maldonaldo (center) and Nancy Brown (right), shown here with assistant instructor Miguelina Sosa, are studying to join one of the nation's fastest growing yet also worst paid sectors of the workforce. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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Home Health Aides: In Demand, Yet Paid Little

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Some young adults say their student loan debt affects their dating and marriage potential. A few have had partners break up with them over debt, while other couples forge ahead, but keep finances separate and avoid legal marriage. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Call Me Maybe When Your School Loan Is Paid In Full

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Michelle Holshue racked up $140,000 in student loan debt while training to become a public health nurse. She's living her dream of helping others, she says, but never expected it "to be so hard." Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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Buried In Debt, Young People Find Dreams Elusive

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