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John McCain dead at 81

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., at a hearing in January, 2015.


By THE WASHINGTON POST Published: August 25, 2018

McCain endured more than five years of imprisonment and torture by the North Vietnamese as a young Navy pilot. He went on to battle foes — on the left and the right — in the marble corridors of Washington.

A Republican who seemed his truest self when outraged, he reveled in opposing orthodoxy and spent decades representing Arizona in the Senate. He twice ran unsuccessfully for president. McCain was diagnosed with a brain tumor in July 2017.