Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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Veil ban sparks violence in French suburb

International
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/22/13, 01:30 pm

More than 200 people clashed with police and torched 20 cars west of Paris over the weekend, apparently in protest over police enforcement of France’s face veil ban. Five people were injured and six detained, authorities said on Saturday. 

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Veronica's case finally settled

Courts
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/19/13, 01:27 pm

The Supreme Court of South Carolina ruled Wednesday that an American-Indian child at the center of a custody suit that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court should be returned to the Charleston-area couple seeking to adopt her.

In a 3-2 decision, the state Supreme Court ruled that Matt and Melanie Capobianco are the only party properly seeking to adopt the 3-year-old girl named Veronica and ordered a Family Court to finalize the girl’s adoption.

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Chinese schools want only 'handsome and healthy' students

International
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/18/13, 02:25 pm

More than a quarter of Chinese children with disabilities don’t get to go to school, while many of those who do are blocked from mainstream institutions or taught by untrained teachers, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released Tuesday. 

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