Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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Plane crashes in Kazakhstan

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/27/19, 10:00 am

A Bek Air plane hit a concrete wall and a two-story building after takeoff in Almaty, Kazakhstan, killing at least 12 people and hospitalizing 54. At least 10 people were in critical condition. The plane, carrying 98 passengers, was taking off on the way to the capital city of Nur-Saltan, formerly known as Astana, when it crashed early Friday.

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Year in Review: Finding a balance

Compassion | Sweeping policy changes affected the poor and poverty fighters in 2019
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich & Charissa Koh
Posted 12/26/19, 01:15 pm

This year, the United States wrestled with how to balance accountability and compassion. Both elements are essential in criminal justice, immigration policy, and poverty-fighting. But how to tell when to apply which—and how much? Government tactics produced mixed results, while Christian ministries worked to provide challenging, personal, and spiritual help to those who need it.

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Pentagon IDs soldier killed in Afghanistan

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/24/19, 09:41 am

Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Goble of Washington Township, N.J., died in a roadside bombing in northern Kunduz province on Monday. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed the insurgent group carried out the bombing.

What happened? Goble, 33, suffered fatal injuries while his unit was engaged in combat operations in the province, according to the Pentagon. Twenty Americans have died in the fighting in Afghanistan this year.

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