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.

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Daily COVID-19 deaths hit new high

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/23/20, 01:30 am

On average, more than 1,300 Americans are dying of the coronavirus each day, and more than 83,000 were hospitalized on Sunday. That’s the highest daily death count since late May. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., became the second senator and eighth member of Congress to announce he tested positive for the virus this week. He said Friday he was isolating at home with “very mild symptoms.” Donald Trump Jr., the president’s son, also tested positive last week and was quarantining but said he did not have any symptoms.

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Unrest intensifies in Uganda

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/20/20, 04:56 pm

At least 37 people have died during protests after the Ugandan government arrested opposition presidential candidate and musician Bobi Wine, police said Friday. Authorities have arrested and detained some 350 people in the capital of Kampala.

Why are they protesting? Authorities detained Wine, 38, on Wednesday for allegedly breaking COVID-19 rules by addressing more than 200 people. He has gone to jail several times in recent years and has called for President Yoweri Museveni to retire after leading the country for 36 years.

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Iota leaves devastation in Nicaragua

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/19/20, 05:55 pm

Rescuers searched the site of a landslide on a mountainside where at least seven people died. Nicaragua’s Vice President Rosario Murillo on Wednesday raised the nation’s death toll to 16 after the second Category 4 storm in two weeks hit the coast on Monday.

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