Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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Senate prepares for majority changeover

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/19/21, 04:46 pm

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger certified the results in the state’s U.S. Senate runoff election. Once Democratic Sens.-elect Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff take their oaths on Wednesday, the chamber will be split 50-50 between the two parties, with Kamala Harris casting a tie-breaking vote as vice president. Five of President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet appointees appeared before the Senate on Tuesday to start confirmation hearings.

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U.S. accuses China of Uighur genocide

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/19/21, 04:24 pm

China has imprisoned more than 1 million people in its campaign against ethnic and religious minorities, according to U.S. officials and human rights organizations. On Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Beijing has committed genocide and crimes against humanity in its repression of Uighur Muslims in the northwestern Xinjiang province.

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Longtime pro-life champion Joe Scheidler dies

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/18/21, 04:42 pm

Joe Scheidler decided to leave his career and become a full-time worker for the pro-life cause shortly after the Supreme Court legalized abortion with its 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling. The veteran pro-lifer died on Monday at the age of 93, according to a spokesperson for the Pro-Life Action League.

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