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WASHINGTON | War hero and presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81

WASHINGTON | War hero and presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81

WASHINGTON  — Sen. John Mccain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that took him to Congress and the Republican presidential nomination, died Saturday after battling brain cancer for more than a year. He was 81.

McCain, with his irascible grin and fighter-pilot moxie, was a fearless and outspoken voice on policy and politics to the end, unswerving in his defense of democratic values and unflinching in his criticism of his fellow Republican, President Donald Trump.

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