Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is a World Journalism Institute graduate. Follow Rachel on Twitter @Rachel_Lynn_A.

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Angela Merkel will not seek reelection

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/29/18, 10:01 am

Angela Merkel announced Monday that this would be her final parliamentary term as Germany’s chancellor. At the same meeting with the leadership of the Christian Democratic Union, Merkel said she would also step down as leader of the party, which lost significant ground in a regional election Sunday, and would not try to influence who is chosen as her successor.

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Kentucky shooter might have targeted African-American church

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/26/18, 12:54 pm

The suspect in Wednesday’s shooting at a supermarket in Kentucky that killed two people had a history of violence and mental illness and tried to enter a predominantly African-American church before his deadly attack, according to local police. Gregory Bush was arrested in the killing of two African-Americans, a man and a woman, at a Kroger near Louisville, Ky. An armed bystander engaged the suspect in the parking lot after the shooting, but Bush fled and police later apprehended him on a nearby road.

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Winning lottery ticket worth $1.537 billion

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/24/18, 11:12 am

A ticket bought in South Carolina won the Mega Millions lottery on Tuesday with a final prize of $1.537 billion, lottery officials said. The total is lower than the original estimate of $1.6 billion and comes in just shy of the all-time record from 2016. The winning ticket is worth about $877.8 million in a lump-sum cash payment, which most winners take instead of collecting the full amount in annual payments over three decades. South Carolina is one of the eight states where winners can remain anonymous. Whoever bought the ticket hasn’t claimed the prize yet.

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