John McCain

John McCain U.S. Capitol Memorial Service

Aug 31, 2018
Annette Elizabeth Allen for NPR

The late Sen. John McCain will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol today. Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are all set to deliver remarks honoring the Arizona Republican.

John McCain Arizona Memorial Service

Aug 30, 2018
Annette Elizabeth Allen for NPR

A memorial service for the late Sen. John McCain is being held at the North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, Ariz. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald are among those set to deliver remarks.

Results in state primary races Tuesday show the continued unpredictability of the November midterm elections.

Arizona senator and former Republican presidential nominee John McCain died Saturday at the age of 81.

McCain leaves behind his wife of more than three decades, Cindy; seven children, including three from his first marriage, to Carol Shepp; and his 106-year-old mother, Roberta McCain.

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Editor's note: John McCain died Saturday at the age of 81 from brain cancer. In the story that follows, originally published in May, WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson recalls his many times on the campaign trail with the Arizona senator and former presidential candidate. 

Updated at 2:10 p.m. ET

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will no longer receive medical treatment, his family announced Friday. The 81-year-old senator has been battling brain cancer for more than a year, since announcing last July that he had been diagnosed with an aggressive tumor called a glioblastoma.

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Here's another story that ought to convince you that John McCain is not your typical politician.

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A new treatment for a rare but aggressive brain cancer like the kind John McCain is fighting is showing positive results.

Anyone who has followed the saga of Sen. John McCain or ever reacted with emotion to his words or actions will recognize the man speaking in this valedictory volume.

The voice and manner are familiar enough that we can almost hear and see him on every page.

It recalls his previous literary efforts (he has written seven books with longtime collaborator Mark Salter), but it also ventures deeper into our collective memories of McCain and his world — as we prepare to part with both.

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A routine exam leads doctors to discover a blood clot above Arizona Senator John McCain's left eye. A biopsy reveals the senator has glioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumor. Each year 12,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with this type tumor. Most die within two years.