Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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

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Another migrant caravan heads north

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/16/19, 11:25 am

A new caravan of about 500 Honduran migrants crossed into Guatemala on Tuesday night on its way to the United States. Many of the migrants are fleeing gang violence and poverty in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Honduran media reported that officials made the migrants show required travel documentation.

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Republicans punish King for racist remarks

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/15/19, 11:02 am

The Republican House steering committee has blocked Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, from all committee assignments for two years for lamenting to the media that white supremacy and white nationalism had become offensive terms.

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Los Angeles teachers go on strike

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/14/19, 11:31 am

Tens of thousands of teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District went on strike Monday morning after contract negotiations broke down Friday. The teachers rejected the latest offer from the district as “woefully inadequate.” Schools remain open during the strike, with the district hiring hundreds of substitutes to fill in for teachers and other staff, a move the United Teachers Los Angeles union called irresponsible. The union asked parents to consider keeping their children home or joining the marchers.

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