Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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Associated Press/Photo by Gillis Benedict (Livingston County Daily Press & Argus)

Catholic student wins free speech case in Michigan

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/25/13, 03:34 pm

Last week, a federal district court in Michigan ruled in favor of a student disciplined for expressing views against homosexuality. Judge Patrick Duggan assessed damages at $1, according to the Detroit Free Press.

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Associated Press/Photo by Skip Dickstein/The Albany Times Union

X-ray terror plot one for the comic books

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/21/13, 12:27 pm

Federal authorities accused two upstate New York men on Wednesday of conspiring to provide support to terrorists. The strange part of the case? Scientists deemed the plot, “the stuff of comic books.”

Glendon Scott Crawford, 49, of Galway, and Eric J. Feight, 54, of Hudson, were trying to assemble an X-ray weapon to target opponents of Israel. Authorities say they wanted to attach a remote-control switch to a van-mounted, industrial X-ray machine and secretly radiate people who would sicken or die days later.

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Photo courtesy of the U.S. State Department's Trafficking in Persons report.

Russia, China among worst countries for human trafficking

Human Trafficking
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/20/13, 02:27 pm

China and Russia failed to meet minimum standards for fighting human trafficking, according to the U.S. State Department, which dropped the countries to the lowest possible ranking in its 2013 report, released yesterday.

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