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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Justice Ginsburg undergoing chemotherapy

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/17/20, 12:49 pm

Despite a recurrence of cancer, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said on Friday she has no plans to retire from the Supreme Court. “I have often said I would remain a member of the court as long as I can do the job full steam,” she said. “I remain fully able to do that.”

How is her health? Ginsburg, 87, began chemotherapy in May after a scan in February revealed growths on her liver, and she continues to receive treatment every two weeks. She said chemotherapy has successfully reduced the lesions, and her recent trips to the hospital were not related to cancer.

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Mortgage rates at half-century low

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/17/20, 12:33 pm

The average for a 30-year fixed-rate home mortgage fell to 2.9 percent this week, according to Freddie Mac on Thursday. That’s the first time in 50 years the rate has dropped below 3 percent. Homeowners refinanced more than double the number of home loans—2 million—between January and April than they did during the same period last year, according to CoreLogic, a real estate data company.

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FBI investigating Twitter breach

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/16/20, 05:53 pm

Hackers broke into several high-profile Twitter accounts this week, ranging from politicians like former President Barack Obama and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to tech gurus like Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The FBI said it is investigating what experts call one of the worst attacks in recent years.

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