Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

House votes to remove Confederate statues

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/22/20, 07:20 pm

The bust of former U.S. Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision declaring African Americans could not be citizens, and a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee could be removed from the U.S. Capitol. The House voted 305-113 to take down at least 10 likenesses of Confederate officials and three statues of white supremacists.

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Associated Press/Photo by Noah Berger

Trump sends federal backup to more cities

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/22/20, 05:23 pm

The federal government is sending law enforcement assistance to Chicago and Albuquerque, N.M. President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday announced a surge of federal agents to cities to battle rising crime. Though that’s not unusual, the recent support includes at least 100 officers from the Department of Homeland Security. U.S. guards are already on the ground in Kansas City, Mo., and Portland, Ore.

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Associated Press/Bohn et al./ESO

Telescope snaps unique solar system photo

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/22/20, 03:29 pm

Scientists captured the first direct image of two planets orbiting a star similar to our sun. The Very Large Telescope in the Atacama Desert in Chile took the picture, which was released Wednesday.

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