Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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

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Technical glitch slows U.S. airlines

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/01/19, 10:53 am

A technical problem with a third-party vendor caused systemwide delays for U.S. airlines on Monday. Airports in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Miami, New York, and Washington, D.C., experienced backups related to AeroData, which provides aircraft location and weight balancing technology, according to American Airlines. The Federal Aviation Administration said the problem affected several carriers and told travelers to contact airlines directly for updates. Southwest Airlines lifted an internal ground stop just after 7 a.m. and anticipated delays throughout the day.

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Trump threatens to close border

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 3/29/19, 01:39 pm

President Donald Trump on Friday warned he might close the southern U.S. border and called on Congress to change immigration laws amid a recent flood of unauthorized migrants. “If Mexico doesn’t immediately stop ALL illegal immigration coming into the United States through our Southern Border, I will be CLOSING the Border, or large sections of the Border, next week,” the president said in a series of tweets.

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Forced hospitality

Religious Liberty | Supreme Court rejects appeal from Catholic bed-and-breakfast owner
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 3/26/19, 04:22 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court last week denied a Catholic bed-and-breakfast owner’s plea for due process following a lower court’s ruling that her private home in Hawaii is actually a public hotel.

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