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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North Caucasus insurgency threatens Russian Olympic security

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/11/13, 01:48 pm

Russian officials are beefing up security in preparation for the 2014 Sochi games, the first Olympics to take place practically on the doorstep of an active guerrilla war. Intelligence analysts and regional experts say the Islamic insurgency raging across the North Caucasus mountains near the seaside resort of Sochi presents daunting threats.

Matthew Henman, a senior analyst at Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Center in London, said the insurgents could try to “upstage the games with some kind of attack, which would provide a kind of bad PR for the Russian government.”

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At-home classrooms filling up

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/10/13, 02:22 pm

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Another bakery sued for not making same-sex wedding cakes

Religious Liberty
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/07/13, 03:50 pm

“This Homophobic Bakery will Cater Dog Weddings but Not Gay Civil Unions.” That’s the cute headline on The Atlantic Wire, the influential website of one of America’s most venerable, liberal magazines, The Atlantic. Cute, but superficial. 

Basic news: A bakery in Colorado is facing a discrimination complaint after refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding. According to the case, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of David Mullins and Charlie Craig, the owners of the bakery have a history of turning away same-sex couples.

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