Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. Follow Rachel on Twitter @Rachel_Lynn_A.

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Mercury moves across the sun

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/11/19, 09:54 am

The innermost planet in the solar system will make a perfect bullseye when it crosses the sun on Monday. The event, which began at 7:35 a.m. EST, lasts 5½ hours and will be visible in the eastern United States and Canada, and Central and South America, weather permitting.

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Text mix-up puzzles cellphone owners

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/08/19, 11:52 am

Cellphone companies can’t seem to explain why their customers suddenly received confusing text messages on Thursday. Many cellphone users received text messages from contacts who hadn’t sent them. The phenomenon seemed widespread, if social media is any indication, and wasn’t limited to a single carrier.

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Associated Press/Photo by Deanna Weniger/Pioneer Press

Krispy Kreme makes sweet deal with doughnut dealer

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/06/19, 12:57 pm

Minnesotans want their hot doughnuts now, and a college student looking to get out of debt hopes to continue satisfying their cravings. For the past five months, Jayson Gonzalez, a student at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, made weekly treks to the nearest Krispy Kreme location in Clive, Iowa, four hours away.

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