Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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Senate approves North American trade agreement

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/16/20, 01:12 pm

A new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico is headed to President Donald Trump’s desk after passing by a vote of 89-10 in the Senate on Thursday. Trump plans to sign the United States–Mexico-Canada (USMCA) deal, which he finalized last year to follow through on a campaign promise. The agreement aims to move more car production into the United States and reduce the incentive for U.S. companies to relocate factories to Mexico. Mexico has already approved the deal, and Canada is expected to do so in the coming months.

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Plane drops jet fuel over schools

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/16/20, 10:19 am

A Delta Air Lines flight to Shanghai reported engine trouble minutes after takeoff from Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday and dumped its fuel to lose weight for an emergency landing. The smelly vapor fell around the city of Cudahy and nearby parts of Los Angeles County—including on seven schools.

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‘When I was sick …’ 

Effective Compassion | Churches partner with a creative organization to tackle the problem of medical debt
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/15/20, 05:35 pm

When the pastor of Christian Assembly Church in Eagle Rock, Calif., told his congregation members they could erase more than $5 million of medical debt for struggling families in and around Los Angeles, they rose to their feet in applause.

Church member Jean Kellett told the Los Angeles Times that she cried when she heard about the plans to pay off families’ debt over Christmas.

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