Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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Coronavirus spreads in Iran

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 2/20/20, 11:23 am

Three more people have the coronavirus in Iran, and two others have died, the country’s official news agency said Thursday. The new patients lived in Qom, Iran, and do not appear to have had contact with Chinese nationals. All schools and universities in the city closed in an attempt to contain the spread of the illness. The virus has infected more than 75,000 people around the world, mostly in China.

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Crime-fighting couple saves the date

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 2/19/20, 12:35 pm

A husband and wife team of police officers had an unexpected date night activity: stopping a robbery. Detective Chase McKeown and Officer Nicole McKeown were off duty and eating at a Raising Cane’s restaurant in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday when a gunman threatened the cashier, WAVE-TV reported.

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Afghanistan election contested

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 2/19/20, 12:08 pm

Ashraf Ghani won a second term as president with a little more than 50 percent of the vote in the Sept. 28, 2019, election, Afghanistan’s independent election commission declared on Tuesday. But his main opponent and the country’s chief executive, Abdullah Abdullah, refused to recognize the results, as did the Taliban.

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