Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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Supreme Court to consider LGBT employment cases

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/22/19, 01:04 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the case of a funeral home employee who sued because he said the Christian business owners would not let him dress as a woman at work. At the same time, the high court also will consider cases filed by individuals who claimed they were fired because of their sexual orientation.

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Member of civilian militia arrested

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/22/19, 10:44 am

Police on Saturday arrested a member of an armed civilian group in New Mexico that has detained migrants near the U.S.-Mexico border. Larry Mitchell Hopkins, 69, was charged with being a felon in possession of firearms and impersonating a police officer. He was booked into the Dona Ana County detention center in Las Cruces and is scheduled to appear in federal court on Monday. He pleaded guilty to similar charges in 2006 in Klamath County, Ore. Police there said he impersonated a police officer and claimed to be a fugitive bounty hunter.

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Journalist killed in Northern Ireland riots

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/19/19, 11:47 am

Police in Northern Ireland on Friday said the New IRA was most likely responsible for the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight riots in Londonderry. Journalist and author Lyra McKee died after being shot in the Creggan area, according to the Police Service of Northern Ireland. “We believe this to be a terrorist act,” Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton said. “We believe it has been carried out by violent dissident republicans.” A gunman fired a number of shots at police during Thursday evening’s unrest, according to Hamilton.

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