Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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New Missouri abortion law on hold

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/27/19, 01:52 pm

A federal judge in Missouri on Tuesday blocked a law protecting unborn infants from abortion after eight weeks of gestation while lawsuits against it go to court. The law was scheduled to take effect on Wednesday.

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Spaniard paddles from California to Hawaii

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/27/19, 10:34 am

Antonio de la Rosa celebrated his 50th birthday on a paddleboat in the Pacific Ocean. The Spaniard took 76 days to travel 2,500 miles from California to Hawaii for summer vacation. He arrived Saturday in Honolulu.

How did de la Rosa do it? The native of Valladolid, Spain, paddled eight to 10 hours a day while standing on a 21-foot-long, submarine-shaped vessel. He ate dehydrated food using heated water and sometimes fished. He slept at night but woke up hourly to check on his gear. At one point, Hurricane Flossie passed within 60 miles of him.

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Trump changes tone on China trade war

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/26/19, 11:32 am

On Friday, China and the United States announced new retaliatory tariffs, while President Donald Trump tweeted that U.S. companies “are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China.” But on Monday at the G-7 summit in France, the president said the two nations were going to start talking seriously about a compromise.

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