Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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Democrats pick up Kentucky governorship

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/15/19, 12:04 pm

Incumbent Matt Bevin conceded on Thursday to Andy Beshear to finally settle last week’s election for Kentucky’s governor. Vote tallies showed Beshear, a Democrat and the state’s attorney general, leading by less than 0.4 percentage points over the current Republican governor. Election officials double-checked the totals at Bevin’s request on Tuesday.

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Investigation begins in California school shooting

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/15/19, 11:47 am

Neighbors and anonymous law enforcement sources have identified the student suspected in Thursday’s shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, Calif., as 16-year-old Nathaniel Berhow. He remains in the hospital in critical condition after shooting himself. A 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy died after the shooting, and three other students sustained injuries.

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Spitting image

Science | Saliva study highlights differences between apes and humans
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/14/19, 04:36 pm

A recent study in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution identified one small but significant difference between humans and apes: their spit. The results enlarge the widening gap observed between humans’ and nonhuman primates’ physiology.

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