Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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

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Alabama tornado was worst in U.S. in six years

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 3/05/19, 10:50 am

Rescue crews are still searching for victims of the tornado that killed 23 people and left 90 more injured in Lee County, Ala., on Sunday. With dozens of people still missing, the nearly mile-wide storm was the deadliest U.S. tornado in almost six years. At least three children were among the victims.

A second storm may have hit near the community of Beauregard, Ala., the National Weather Service said, but most of the damage is attributed to the powerful EF4 twister with 170 mph winds and a path about 24 miles long.

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Otto Warmbier’s parents criticize Trump and Kim

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 3/01/19, 11:31 am

The parents of an American college student who died after being detained in North Korea released a statement Friday blaming North Korean leader Kim Jon Un and rebuking U.S. President Donald Trump. After the two leaders met this week in Hanoi, Vietnam, Trump said he takes Kim “at his word” that the leader was unaware of any mistreatment of Otto Warmbier. In the statement, Warmbier’s parents said they were “respectful” during the summit but now needed to speak out. “Kim and his evil regime are responsible for the death of our son Otto,” they wrote.

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Fight led to fiery train crash in Cairo

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 2/28/19, 10:33 am

A fight between two conductors led to a crash Wednesday at a busy train station in Cairo, Egypt, that killed at least 25 people, authorities said. At least 47 people were injured, many critically, and officials said the death toll could rise. A single, unmanned railcar collided with the buffer stop at the station and ignited an explosion and fire on the platform of the Ramses Station.

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