Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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Dutch shooting suspect faces terrorism charges

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 3/21/19, 10:30 am

Dutch prosecutors said Thursday they will charge Gokmen Tanis, the main suspect in a shooting on a tram in Utrecht, Netherlands, with offenses that include murder or manslaughter with a terrorist intent. Investigations so far indicate the alleged gunman acted alone in Monday’s attack that killed three and left three others seriously injured. Investigators are looking into whether the shooter’s actions “flowed from personal problems combined with radicalized ideology,” the prosecutors’ office said in a statement.

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Religious Liberty | The U.S. Department of Education drops its ban on religious contractors
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 3/19/19, 04:29 pm

The U.S. Department of Education announced last week it will stop enforcing a ban on working with religious contractors to provide services to at-risk private school students. In an official notice to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Education Secretary Betsy DeVos explained that under the Supreme Court’s 2017 ruling in Trinity Lutheran vs. Comer, the ban was a form of religious discrimination.

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‘Bomb cyclone’ sweeps toward Midwest

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 3/14/19, 10:32 am

National Guard troops rescued stranded motorists in Colorado after a massive late-winter storm swept across more than 25 states on Thursday, bringing blizzards, high winds, floods, and a tornado. The “bomb cyclone,” or rapidly developing low-pressure system, triggered a blizzard that caused widespread power outages in Colorado. The storm caused airlines to cancel hundreds of flights at Denver International Airport, and about 200 vehicles were disabled on Interstate 25 near Colorado Springs. Cpl.

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