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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Bank that funded terrorism must pay back victims

Terrorism
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/23/14, 04:54 pm

In a landmark decision, a jury reached a unanimous verdict Monday after two days of deliberation that the large, Jordan-based Arab Bank should be held responsible for Hamas-sanctioned suicide bombings in the early 2000s that killed and wounded several Americans. The trial, held in a federal court in Brooklyn, was the first time a jury found a bank liable for knowingly supporting a terrorist organization, said the plaintiffs’ lawyer Gary Osen.

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Scottish independence leader resigns after unity victory

Britain
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/19/14, 11:22 am

UPDATE (11:20 a.m. EDT): Alex Salmond, the Scottish politician who led the fight for independence announced today he is resigning his post as first minister and stepping down from his party's leadership.

Although gracious in defeat, Salmond hinted the Scots haven't heard the last of him.

“For Scotland the campaign is not over and the dream will never die,” he told reporters.

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U.S. envoy: N. Korea using U.S. detainees as pawns

North Korea
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/18/14, 01:20 pm

The situation looks bleak for the Americans currently detained in North Korea as the country continues to reject U.S. offers to send a high-level envoy to negotiate their release, an Obama administration official said Wednesday. A North Korean court just sentenced Matthew Miller of California to six years of hard labor after he allegedly tore up his visa in the airport and asked for asylum. Jeffrey Fowle of Ohio is awaiting his trial after being arrested for leaving a Bible in a club in May. 

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