Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is a World Journalism Institute graduate. Follow Rachel on Twitter @Rachel_Lynn_A.

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Court rules for Texas in Planned Parenthood defunding case

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/21/19, 11:21 am

A federal appeals court last week lifted a lower court ban that prohibited Texas from cutting Planned Parenthood from its Medicaid program. U.S.

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Arizona officer kills teen carrying airsoft gun

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/18/19, 11:45 am

An officer in Tempe, Ariz., on Tuesday fatally shot a 14-year-old boy suspected of burglary and carrying a replica gun, police said. Officers reported a suspect burglarizing a car and running away with what appeared to be a handgun. Police said he turned toward officers during the chase, and one officer perceived a threat and shot the suspect. The boy died at a hospital. Authorities have not identified the teen or the officer who shot him. The boy carried a replica 1911 airsoft gun, which police determined he took from the vehicle.

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Michigan State interim president resigns

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/17/19, 11:49 am

Interim Michigan State University President John Engler will resign immediately following disparaging remarks he made about Larry Nassar’s sexual assault victims, the school’s Board of Trustees said Thursday. Nassar was a doctor who worked at the university and was convicted of abusing competitive gymnasts and sentenced to 40 years in prison.

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