Mickey McLean

Mickey is WORLD’s executive editor for audience engagement. He previously was the executive editor for WORLD Digital. Mickey resides in Greensboro, N.C. Follow him on Twitter @MickeyMcLean.

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MacArthur vs. California—the battle continues

Churches | The popular pastor and his megachurch continue to fight against an indoor worship ban
by Steve West, Mickey McLean & Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/18/20, 03:14 pm

After several days of legal seesawing, state and local officials and John MacArthur’s Grace Community Church are back where they started, with California and Los Angeles County saying no to indoor services and the congregation gathering for worship anyway.

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Storm moves inland, heads north

by Mickey McLean
Posted 8/03/20, 05:39 pm

Isaias made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., just after 11 p.m. EDT on Monday as a Category 1 hurricane, causing flooding and several home fires. Its maximum sustained winds reached 85 mph. But as the storm center moved inland, it was downgraded to a tropical storm with 70 mph winds and an increasing threat of tornadoes in southeastern Virginia and northward.

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Congressman John Lewis dies

by Mickey McLean
Posted 7/18/20, 11:12 am

In 1965, police knocked the then-25-year-old civil rights leader to the ground and fractured his skull as he led hundreds of protesters across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. Nationally televised images of the incident, which became known as “Bloody Sunday,” helped spur opposition to racial segregation. John Lewis, who died on Friday at age 80, later turned to politics and went on to serve 33 years in Congress.

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