Mickey McLean

Mickey is executive editor of WORLD Digital.

Associated Press/Photo by Leo Correa

Fire engulfs 200-year-old museum in Rio

by Mickey McLean
Posted 9/03/18, 10:22 am

Brazil’s National Museum lit up the night sky in Rio de Janeiro Sunday, as flames engulfed the 200-year-old facility filled with historical relics. Firefighters and museum workers were able to save some of the artifacts, which included collections related to the history of Brazil as well as pieces from Egypt, Greco-Roman art, and some of the earliest fossils found in Brazil.

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Associated Press/Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais

A bipartisan farewell to John McCain

by Mickey McLean
Posted 9/01/18, 02:05 pm

Mourners from both sides of the aisle gathered Saturday morning at the Washington National Cathedral to remember Sen. John McCain, who died one week ago from brain cancer at age 81.

The memorial service, which touched more on politics than faith, began with an impassioned tribute from the late senator’s daughter Meghan McCain, who set the tone with her not-so-veiled comments contrasting her father with President Donald Trump, who was not invited.

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Government officials in Amsterdam said a 19-year-old Afghan citizen who stabbed two American tourists Friday at the city’s main railway station had a “terrorist motive.” Authorities said they based that conclusion on the suspect’s statements to police. The suspect, who holds a German residency permit and was shot and detained by police, was identified only as Jawed S. because of Dutch privacy rules. Police say the two unidentified Americans have serious but not life-threatening injuries and are recovering in a hospital. The suspect also is hospitalized. U.S.

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