Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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

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Hands-free doesn't mean home free when it comes to driving safety

Technology
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/14/13, 04:04 pm

As long as hands are on the wheel and eyes are on the road, driving is safe, right? Nope. Turns out “hands-free” devices, like voice commands to send text messages and emails from behind the wheel, are actually more dangerous than talking on the phone, according to a new AAA study.

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Unpaid interns win case against movie studio

Courts
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/13/13, 02:25 pm

For students looking to break into difficult fields, internships have traditionally been the go-to option, even if they are unpaid. But the future of unpaid internships is uncertain after a federal judge in New York ruled this week that Fox Searchlight Pictures violated minimum wage and overtime laws by not paying interns who worked on the production of the 2010 movie Black Swan.

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Oklahoma man challenges 'sacred' license plate

Free Speech
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/12/13, 01:25 pm

Pastor Keith Cressman is suing the state of Oklahoma, claiming the standard Oklahoma license plate violates his freedom of speech. The Oklahoman reports that a lower court judge threw out the case, but an appeals court revived the suit on Tuesday. 

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