Mickey McLean

Mickey is executive editor of WORLD Digital.

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Biden wins big in South Carolina

by Mickey McLean
Posted 2/29/20, 07:59 pm

Sen. Bernie Sanders saw his winning streak come to an end on Saturday. After consecutive victories in Nevada and New Hampshire and a tie in Iowa, the early Democratic front-runner from Vermont finished well behind former Vice President Joe Biden in the South Carolina primary. With the victory, Biden hopes to establish himself as the top moderate alternative to the democratic-socialist Sanders as the candidates move toward Super Tuesday contests in 14 states that will award nearly a third of the delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination.

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First reported COVID-19 death in the U.S.

by Mickey McLean
Posted 2/29/20, 02:57 pm

A person in Washington state has died from the disease caused by the coronavirus. A spokeswoman for the EvergreenHealth Medical Center in Kirkland, Wash., near Seattle said on Saturday the patient died at the facility but gave no further details. President Donald Trump later told reporters at the White House the deceased was a “medically high-risk patient.”

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U.S., Taliban sign peace deal

by Mickey McLean
Posted 2/29/20, 12:27 pm

America’s longest war appears to be coming to an end. The United States on Saturday signed a peace agreement with the Taliban to end the 18-year conflict in Afghanistan that began after 9/11. As part of the deal, the United States plans to withdraw all 13,000 of its troops in the next 14 months. Peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government are set to begin by March 10, where they plan to negotiate a permanent cease-fire.

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