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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Swath of Oklahoma deemed tribal land

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/09/20, 04:02 pm

Some 3 million acres in eastern Oklahoma legally belong to “Indian country” for criminal prosecution, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in a 5-4 decision. Muscogee Nation member Jimcy McGirt appealed a 500-year prison sentence for child molestation by arguing the crime took place on land promised to the tribe in an 1832 treaty and was therefore outside the jurisdiction of state courts.

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The state of human trafficking

Compassion | Forced labor and migrant exploitation shifts around the globe but doesn’t improve
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/08/20, 04:46 pm

Around midnight on Monday, a North Macedonian border patrol officer stopped a truck on a regional road near the town of Gevgelija. He found 211 migrants from Bangladesh and Pakistan packed inside, including 63 minors.

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Officials feud over back-to-school plans

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/08/20, 04:11 pm

The same day New York City announced it would mix online and in-person classes in the fall, President Donald Trump warned he may pull federal dollars from schools that don’t put kids in the classroom. Vice President Mike Pence later suggested the government could tie further coronavirus aid to schools’ reopening plans. Many districts say they cannot afford the recommended measures to keep students safe from the disease if they all attend at the same time. “The Dems think it would be bad for them politically if U.S.

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