Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is a World Journalism Institute graduate. Follow Rachel on Twitter @Rachel_Lynn_A.

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Michael, now a hurricane, threatens Florida

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/08/18, 12:32 pm

Hurricane Michael, upgraded from a tropical storm Monday, could hit Florida in the coming days. Forecasters expect the storm to move later in the day from the Yucatan Peninsula into the Gulf of Mexico, where it could draw strength from the warm waters. Michael could grow into a major hurricane with winds of more than 111 mph overnight Tuesday before hitting the Florida Panhandle or the Big Bend area, according to the National Hurricane Center. Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for multiple counties in the area and activated 500 members of the Florida National Guard.

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Sex abuse survivor, doctor win Nobel Peace Prize

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/05/18, 11:39 am

A Congolese doctor and an Iraqi woman received the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their work against sexual violence and war crimes. Both are the first from their countries to receive the award. Dr. Denis Mukwege, 63, founded a hospital in the eastern area of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he has treated thousands of women, many of whom were victims of rape in the conflict-ridden region. He temporarily left the country after armed men tried to kill him in 2012.

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New cybercrime charges against Russia

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/04/18, 12:09 pm

The U.S Justice Department on Thursday charged seven Russian military intelligence officers with hacking anti-doping agencies and other organizations, saying the hackers targeted people who publicly supported a ban on Russian athletes in international competitions and condemned the country’s state-sponsored doping program. Other Western nations denounced the intelligence agency, called the GRU, this week, as well.

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