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"We thank God for giving this country John McCain", McConnell said.

McCain "served his country honorably", Pence said, adding that President Donald Trump "respected his service to the country".

"It [likely] had less to do with policy, and more to do with how you conduct yourself", Ridge said.

Trump gets along well with French President Emmanuel Macron, who has sometimes been jokingly referred to as the "Trump whisperer" because he has managed to form a unique bond with the American president. At McCain's request, two former presidents - Democrat Barack Obama and Republican George W. Bush - will speak.

Members of the military carry the flag-draped casket of the late U.S. Senator John McCain, after arriving on a military airplane at Joint Base Andrews in Md., Aug. 30, 2018.

Washington said it wanted UNRWA to reform and believed other countries should increase the amounts they contributed to the agency.

A possible deal, Trump said, would be "totally on our terms". Johnson, who usually moves about the Capitol on a scooter wheel chair, was a prisoner of war for almost seven years in Vietnam and shared a prison cell with McCain for part of it.

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Almost three dozen states have introduced bills to replace the defunct regulations, and three states have already approved them. The Democratic-controlled Senate voted 27-12 to pass the bill, SB 822 , with just hours left in the legislative session.

Braun took the stage and pledged to be a "true ally" to Trump, "not somebody that says something when you're in IN and does something differently when you're in D.C".

"I view it differently", Trump was quoted as saying in the interview.

McCain understood that "some principles transcend politics".

First, while acknowledging on Twitter Friday afternoon that he had made the comments, Trump said they were off the record "and this powerful understanding was BLATANTLY VIOLATED".

This story will be updated with remarks from the president's speech.

"We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe", McCain wrote in his farewell letter to the nation, read posthumously by a longtime aide. But memos authored by Republicans and Democrats and declassified this year show the probe was triggered by information the USA government earlier received about the Russian contacts of then-Trump campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos. "We never doubted that we were on the same team". "John McCain was not defined by prison, by the Navy, by the Senate, by the Republican Party or by any single one of the deeds in his absolutely extraordinary life".

McCain is to be buried Sunday at his alma mater, the U.S. Naval Academy, next to his best friend from the Class of 1958, Adm.

Lisa Mascaro and Zeke Miller in Washington and Catherine Lucey in Sterling, Virginia, contributed.

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