Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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Newcomer pulls off upset in Missouri primary

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/05/20, 04:11 pm

A woman who was once homeless and led Black Lives Matter protests in Ferguson, Mo., snagged the Democratic nomination for a U.S. House race in Missouri. Cori Bush, 44, unseated longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay Jr. in Tuesday’s primary election. Clay represented the state’s 1st Congressional District for 20 years after his father, William Lacy “Bill” Clay Sr., retired in 2000.

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Ag officials identify some mystery seeds

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/04/20, 05:38 pm

Americans in at least 22 states received unsolicited packages of seeds for cabbage, hibiscus, lavender, mint, morning glory, mustard, rose, rosemary, sage, and other plants, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA is working with other agencies to investigate the packages but has no evidence they are an act of eco-terrorism or a health threat.

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Isaias heads north to the Carolinas

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/03/20, 07:26 am

Heavy rains lashed the east coast of Florida on Sunday as the tropical storm’s sustained winds fell just below Category 1 hurricane levels. Isaias weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm on Saturday afternoon after passing over the Bahamas. It is expected to make landfall in the Carolinas on Monday night then sweep up the East Coast, bringing heavy rain and flooding.

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