Mickey McLean

Mickey is executive editor of WORLD Digital.

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Planned Kavanaugh, accuser hearing uncertain

by Harvest Prude & Mickey McLean
Posted 9/18/18, 02:41 pm

A planned continuation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee next Monday, in which he and the woman accusing him of sexual assault when they were teenagers would testify, hit some snags Tuesday.

Christine Blasey Ford, who said Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, groped her, and prevented her from calling for help at a party during the early 1980s, has not confirmed she will participate despite several attempts by committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, to reach her and her representatives.

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Supplies delivered to those stranded by Florence flooding

by Mickey McLean
Posted 9/18/18, 12:30 pm

Hundreds of Wilmington, N.C., residents stranded by floodwaters left by Hurricane Florence lined up Wednesday for free food, water, and tarps. The port city remains mostly cut off from the rest of the state due to flooded highways. Officials said they will open roads as soon as flooding recedes and downed trees and power lines are cleared. Relief workers handed out supplies as residents drove up to pallets brought in by big military trucks and helicopters.

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Kavanaugh, accuser to testify publicly next Monday

by Harvest Prude & Mickey McLean
Posted 9/17/18, 06:53 pm

UPDATE: Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, announced Monday evening that the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing next Monday with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing him of sexual assault when they were teens. The committee chairman had attempted to have the panel’s staff conduct phone interviews with the two, but Democrats, including Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and the ranking Democrat on the committee, Dianne Feinstein of California, objected, demanding the FBI investigate the accusation.

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