Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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

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Kansas religious adoption agencies targeted

Religious Liberty | Governor-elect wants to roll back protections for faith-based child-placing groups
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/20/18, 05:09 pm

A Kansas law protecting faith-based adoption and foster care agencies is under fire from Gov.-elect Laura Kelly. The law prohibits the state from punishing organizations for placing children according to religious beliefs. The nub of the debate is whether Christian agencies must place children with same-sex couples.

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Four dead in Chicago hospital shooting

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/20/18, 11:08 am

Four people, including two medical workers, a police officer, and the suspected gunman, were killed after an argument turned into a shooting at a Chicago hospital Monday. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi described the shooting as a “domestic-related active shooter incident.” The alleged attacker, Juan Lopez, was arguing with emergency room physician Tamara O’Neal, 38, outside Mercy Hospital on Chicago’s South Side when he pulled out a gun and fatally shot her.

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Hundreds missing as death toll rises in California fire

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/16/18, 11:03 am

The number of people unaccounted for after the Camp Fire in Northern California rose to more than 600 Friday, underscoring the enormous scope of the disaster. Authorities have made public a list of the missing, hoping that those who are safe will notify authorities. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said many of the people on the list likely were evacuees who didn’t realize they were reported missing.

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