Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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Mississippi Baptist Convention calls for new state flag

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/24/20, 02:42 pm

Citing the Biblical teaching to “love your neighbor as yourself,” Mississippi Baptist leaders encouraged state officials to adopt a new flag that “represents the dignity of every Mississippian and promotes unity rather than division.” Along with current leaders of the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board, every living former president of the board signed the statement in support of removing the Confederate Naval Jack, seen by many as a symbol of racism, from the state flag.

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Rayshard Brooks’ family holds funeral

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/23/20, 04:32 pm

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter spoke at her father’s former church in Atlanta on Tuesday for the funeral of Rayshard Brooks. Bernice King, along with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and former Georgia Democratic state Rep. Stacey Abrams, joined Brooks’ family at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Prosecutors have charged former Atlanta Police Officer Garrett Rolfe with felony murder in Brooks’ June 12 shooting death following a confrontation outside a Wendy’s.

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Fauci testifies on Capitol Hill

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/23/20, 04:12 pm

Health officials could have a COVID-19 vaccine by late this year or early next year, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert. Before a House committee on Tuesday, he and the other health officials testified that no one instructed them to limit testing for the virus. President Donald Trump had said health officials should slow down testing because they were turning up so many cases. Following suggestions that he was joking, he told reporters on Tuesday: “I don’t kid. Let me make it clear. We have the best testing program of anywhere in the world.”

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