Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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Report: Doctor abused 177 college students

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/17/19, 01:33 pm

A deceased Ohio State University sports doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students over two decades while university officials did nothing to stop him, according to an investigative report released by the school on Friday. Richard Strauss, who killed himself in 2005, abused students between 1979 and 1997, nearly his entire time at Ohio State, according to the report. The alleged abuse involved students from at least 16 sports and also occurred during his work at the student health center and his off-campus clinic.

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Baby stolen from womb of slain Chicago woman

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/17/19, 11:12 am

A Chicago woman has been charged with murdering a pregnant mother and cutting the infant from her womb, police said Thursday. The suspect apparently wanted to raise another child two years after her adult son died of natural causes, investigators said. Police accused Clarisa Figueroa, 46, of luring 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez to her house with an advertisement for free baby clothes and then strangling her.

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Unsettled science

Science | New research on the universe is shaking up old theories
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/16/19, 04:42 pm

A new study published last week by a Nobel Prize–winning astrophysicist could shake up what scientists thought they knew about the origins of the universe. New research from Adam Riess of Johns Hopkins University strengthens his previous claims that the universe could be expanding faster than it used to and be much younger than mainstream scientists believed.

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