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After public pressure, President Trump issued a proclamation ordering flags lowered “as a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding service of Senator John Sidney McCain III.”
Source: Alex Brandon / AP

Written by Elaine Godfrey (@elainejgodfrey), Madeleine Carlisle (@maddiecarlisle2), and Olivia Paschal (@oliviacpaschal)


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  • In a posthumous letter, Senator John McCain to unite and asked Americans to tear down walls: “We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries that have sown resentment and

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