Leah Hickman

Leah is a WORLD Magazine reporter.

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North to South

Politics | The summer migration crisis sparked a big migration for border officers too 
by Leah Hickman
Posted 9/26/19, 04:19 pm

It’s a warm morning in early autumn at the Michigan-Ontario border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers Ken Hammond and Greg Calhoun stand in a closed lane at the Port Huron primary inspection booths in their dark blue uniforms. It’s overcast, but both men wear sunglasses. Behind them, cars, RVs, and semitrucks split into their assigned lanes as they approach the booths from the Blue Water Bridge. The bridge, which connects the United States and Canada over the St.

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Crushing expectations

Sports | A former high-school pitcher who couldn’t seem to lose finally finds lasting victory 
by Leah Hickman & Hannah Harris
Posted 8/29/19, 12:22 pm

Jon Peters, who in 1989 set the record for the most consecutive wins of any high-school baseball pitcher—51—gave pesky reporters a lot of God talk: “Anytime I felt that the media were getting too close … all I had to do was mention God, and you could see them step back.” Peters regularly thanked God during interviews, because he didn’t want the world to know that he was full of fears and had even attempted suicide.

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Filming on the fly

Technology | An app developer shows how filming by drone is easier than ever
by Leah Hickman
Posted 8/01/19, 03:08 pm

Jim McAndrew drives up in a Tesla Model 3. He parks the shiny white car on the side of the quiet street in Austin, facing orange construction barrels. Those barrels and the dust raised by heavy machinery are the only evidence of highway construction visible from his car. McAndrew has come to take aerial footage of the construction, but he’s not getting any closer: Thanks to the latest drone technology, he can do it all while sitting in his car.

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