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As fighter jets streak overhead, McCain is buried in Annapolis

09 September, 2018 8:46 am 8:46 am

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Reuters) – Fighter jets roared over the US Naval Academy in a final tribute to former Senator John McCain as the Vietnam War hero and two-time presidential candidate was laid to rest at the military college that began his career six decades ago. As three F-18 jets from the Navy’s Blue Angels show … Read More

Obama, Meghan McCain rebuke absent Trump in tribute to fallen senator

09 September, 2018 9:02 am 9:02 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former US presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, once rivals of the late Senator John McCain, praised him in eulogies and joined his daughter at a memorial service in subtle and not-so-subtle rebukes of President Donald Trump. Without naming Trump, who did not attend the service, Meghan McCain condemned the president … Read More

White House wobbles on US flag after McCain death

08 August, 2018 8:53 am 8:53 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House lowered its US flag to half-staff, raised it back up and  lowered it again after the death of Senator John McCain, in an unusual and confusing break with protocol on the passing of a national leader. McCain, a prisoner of war in Vietnam, longtime US senator from Arizona and … Read More