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Ex-Astronaut Mark Kelly Announces Run for McCain Senate Seat

PHOENIX — Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who became a prominent gun-control advocate after his wife, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was shot in a failed assassination attempt, announced Tuesday he will run to finish John McCain's last term in the U.S. Sen...
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Top 10 Photos of the Week

A Nation Pays Its Respects Flags flying a half-staff in honor of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., frame the U.S. Capital at daybreak in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. McCain, 81, died at his ranch in Arizona af...
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AP Essay: Aretha Franklin, John McCain and the 1960s

"Hope I die before I get old," the Who sang at Woodstock as the 1960s hurtled to their end. Indeed, the decade and its echoes made premature legends of so many — Kennedy to King, Hendrix to Joplin to Morrison. They became emblems of an era, and the packaging o...
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His Way: Washington Says Goodbye to John McCain

WASHINGTON — It's Washington's turn to say goodbye to John McCain. His way. "It is only right that today, near the end of his long journey, John lies here, in this great hall, under the mighty dome, like oth...
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This Is Why John McCain Was My Hero

I grew up in a place where everyone went to war. Our models were fighter pilots. Our fathers and their friends all fought in World War II and Korea, fighting for our country, keeping everyone safe, and risking ...
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John McCain’s Mother, Now 106, a Maverick in Her Own Way

WASHINGTON — John McCain's rebellious streak didn't come out of nowhere. His mother, Roberta, had a habit of speeding behind the wheel and racking up tickets. When told during a trip to Europe that she was too old to rent a car, she went out and bought a Peuge...
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The Wisdom, Wit and Impact of John McCain

(Click on the video above to view a retrospective of Sen. John McCain's political life.) Sen. John McCain wrote the book "The Restless Wave" with friend and speechwriter Mark Salter knowing he might be near ...

McCain Praised by Past Presidents, World Leaders

WASHINGTON — Presidents past and present joined members of Congress from both parties and world leaders in mourning Sen. John McCain and praising him for a lifetime of service and accomplishments. President Donald Trump, who once criticized fellow Republica...