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.

Associated Press/Photo by Mark Lennihan

Biden to call for 100 days of masks

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/04/20, 05:11 pm

The president-elect has previously pushed for a nationwide mask mandate to stop the spread of the coronavirus. But on Thursday, Joe Biden stopped short of that, saying his first act as president would be asking Americans to commit to wear face coverings for his first 100 days in office.

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Associated Press/Photo by Will Lester/The Orange County Register

Santa Ana winds threaten fire in Southern California

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/04/20, 04:02 pm

Blazes injured two firefighters and burned several homes. The biggest wildfire began late Wednesday in Orange County’s Silverado Canyon and caused officials to order 25,000 people to evacuate, though some of those orders were later lifted. As a precaution, Southern California Edison had cut power to nearly 100,000 homes and businesses to avoid sparking new fires.

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Associated Press/Photo by Kaytlyn Leslie/The Tribune (of San Luis Obispo)

Metal monolith mystery deepens

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/03/20, 04:20 pm

Only time will tell if the structure in Southern California will disappear like its two predecessors. A tall, three-sided steely column has appeared at the top of a hill in Atascadero, Calif., KEYT-TV reported Wednesday. It’s the third of such structures—the first was found in Utah two weeks ago, and the second in Romania last week. Both have since vanished.

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