Mickey McLean

Mickey is executive editor of WORLD Digital.

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Court conservatives appear to support ending DACA

by Mickey McLean
Posted 11/12/19, 01:32 pm

The Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program could soon come to an end. The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments on whether it could block the Trump administration’s decision to wind down the immigration program that shields those who came to the United States as children but remain in the country illegally. DACA currently allows 660,000 immigrants to apply for renewable, two-year protected status.

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Washington Nationals are World Series champions

by Mickey McLean
Posted 10/31/19, 10:38 am

A team that slogged its way through the beginning of the season with a 19-31 record finished it as the best in baseball. The Washington Nationals came from behind in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday, scoring six runs in the final three innings to defeat the Houston Astros 6-2. It was the first World Series championship for the franchise that began as the Montreal Expos in 1969 and the city’s first title since 1924. In another first, the visiting team won all seven games in the championship series, which had never happened in any major U.S. professional sport.

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Associated Press/Photo by Connie Leinbach/Ocracoke Observer

North Carolinians assess damage from Dorian

by Mickey McLean
Posted 9/07/19, 01:53 pm

Residents along North Carolina’s Outer Banks awoke Saturday to clear skies, receding floodwaters, and a better look at the damage left by Hurricane Dorian the day before. Ocracoke Island, where about 800 people waited out the Category 1 storm, appeared to be the hardest hit of the barrier islands, with floodwaters invading the first floors of most homes. The U.S. Coast Guard ferried assistance to the island and airlifted out those in distress.

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