Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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Al-Qaeda claims Pensacola attack

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 2/03/20, 11:39 am

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video taking responsibility for the December attack at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida. Saudi 2nd Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani killed three people when he opened fire inside a classroom at the base on Dec. 6. The Yemen branch of al-Qaeda has long been considered the most dangerous of the terrorist organization.

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States renew push for ERA

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/31/20, 11:37 am

Three Democratic state attorneys general are trying to resurrect the effort to enshrine feminism in the U.S. Constitution. Four decades after the Equal Rights Amendment became a flashpoint in the women’s liberation movement, Illinois, Nevada, and Virginia sued on Thursday to try to force the U.S. government to adopt it. The Virginia General Assembly voted in favor of the measure Monday, bringing the number of states to ratify the constitutional amendment to the required 38.

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U.S. life expectancy gets a boost

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/31/20, 11:17 am

After a couple years of decline, life expectancy in the United States went up by one month in 2018. The modest increase represents a welcome halt in a downward trend. The life expectancy for men increased to 76 years and 2 months, and 81 years and 1 month for women, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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