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.

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Open Doors releases its persecution watchlist

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/13/21, 05:14 pm

North Korea has topped the list of worst countries for persecuted Christians for 20 straight years. Open Doors International released its 2021 World Watch List on Wednesday. The organization estimates that 1 in 8 Christians around the world lives in a country where they experience significant oppression.

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CDC shifts coronavirus vaccine strategy

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/13/21, 05:06 pm

Federal health officials this week recommended states lower the cutoff age for the first round of COVID-19 shots from 75 to 65 to speed up distribution. People 65 and older can already get the vaccine in Florida, Georgia, and Washington, D.C. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also encouraged making the vaccines available for more people under 65 with certain health problems. The Trump administration announced plans to release all available vaccines rather than hold some back to make sure everyone gets their second dose on time.

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House pushes forward on removing Trump

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/13/21, 01:42 am

At nearly midnight on Tuesday, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives approved a resolution asking Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment, declaring that the president is no longer fit to serve. In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ahead of the vote, Pence said the move would “set a terrible precedent” and said it was time instead to unite the country ahead of a new administration. The House is expected to vote on the articles of impeachment charging President Donald Trump with “incitement of insurrection” on Wednesday.

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