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

Despite Supreme Court Ruling, Americans Remain Split On Same-Sex Marriage

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Helena Hicks has remained active in Baltimore through eras of desegregation and the drug trade. Now she gives back to her childhood neighborhood, the same one where Freddie Gray lived. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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A Baltimore Civil Rights Icon Is Still Pushing To Help City's Young

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Najuel Gaylord plays foosball at the Lillian S. Jones Recreation Center in West Baltimore's Sandtown neighborhood. Local recreation centers, which have a long tradition in Baltimore, provide a much-needed refuge for children in some of the city's poorest areas. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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In Baltimore, Rec Centers Provide So Much More Than Just Fun

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Abortion-rights supporters (foreground) try to disrupt an anti-abortion march to the Texas Capitol during a Texas Rally for Life on Jan. 24 in Austin, Texas. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Court Decision On Texas Abortion Law Could Hasten Clinic Closures

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A Baltimore police officer attempts to secure a crime scene with tape at the scene of a shooting at the intersection of West North Avenue and Druid Hill Avenue in West Baltimore, Md., on May 30. Local media have reported more than 35 murders in the city since the April rioting over the death of 25-year-old resident Freddie Gray. Jim Bourg/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Baltimore Community Engagement Efforts Slowed By Crime Spike

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A resident in the neighborhood where Freddie Gray was arrested and where residents rioted over his death in April looks on at the scene of a shooting at the intersection of West North Avenue and Druid Hill Avenue in West Baltimore, Md., on May 30. Jim Bourg/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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In Baltimore, Violent Crime Is Up, And Residents Say Police Presence Is Down

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In Several States, Abortion Waiting Periods Grow Longer

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Group Makes Character Key Part Of Reducing Baltimore Unemployment

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Play Date Protest Held In Support Of 'Free Range' Parents

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Students Say University Of Mary Washington Failed To Address Yik Yak Threats

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Six Baltimore Police Officers Face Criminal Charges In Freddie Gray's Death

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Some Baltimore Residents Say They Don't Trust Police, Politicians

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National Guard Deployed To Baltimore; Riots Break Out After Gray's Funeral

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Baltimore Mayor Condemns Violent Protesters At Press Conference

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Violent Protests Erupt In Baltimore After Freddie Gray's Funeral

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