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An insight into the life of U.S Senator John Sidney McCain III

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EARLY DAYS:
John Sidney McCain III, (born August 29, 1936, Panama Canal Zone—died August 25, 2018, Cornville, Arizona, U.S.), McCain had strong Southern roots—his great-great-grandfather, William A. McCain, owned a Mississippi plantation with more than 50 slaves and died fighting for the Confederacy in 1863—but he believed that his heritage lay almost entirely inside the country’s military.

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McCain III, the son and grandson of U.S. Navy admirals, graduated from the United States Naval Academy near the bottom of his class in 1958, his low class rank attributed to indifference both to disciplinary rules and to academic subjects he did not enjoy. He then served in the navy as a ground-attack pilot.

*MAGS OUT/NO SALES*(NYT1) UNDATED -- June 14, 2008 -- MCCAIN-POW -- John McCain, bottom right, with his squadron in 1965 in an undated photo. About a year after his release from a North Vietnamese prison camp, Cmdr. John S. McCain III sat down to address one of the most vexing questions confronting his fellow prisoners: Why did some choose to collaborate with the North Vietnamese? McCain blamed American politics. "The biggest factor in a man's ability to perform credibly as a prisoner of war is a strong belief in the correctness of his nation's foreign policy," McCain wrote in a 1974 essay submitted to the National War College and never released to the public. Prisoners who questioned "the legality of the war" were "extremely easy marks for Communist propaganda," he wrote. That 35-page final paper was limited to an evaluation of the military code of conduct through the prism of his "narrow, but personal, viewpoint." It was in many ways a first draft of his political autobiography, recounting the ennobling stories of resistance that he and his co-author, Mark Salter, would later retell in his 1999 memoir, "Faith of My Fathers." (Library of Congress via The New York Times)

In 1967, during the Vietnam War, McCain was nearly killed in a severe accidental fire aboard the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal, then on active duty in the Gulf of Tonkin. Later that year McCain’s plane was shot down over Hanoi, and, badly injured, he was captured by the North Vietnamese. When his father was named commander of all U.S. forces in the Pacific in 1968. Finally released in 1973, he received a hero’s welcome home as well as numerous service awards, including the Silver Star and the Legion of Merit.

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McCain retired from the navy in 1981. In 1977 he became the navy’s liaison to the U.S. Senate, which he later called his
“real entry into the world of politics and the beginning of my second career as a public servant.”

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MARITAL LIFE:
McCane’s first marriage ended in divorce, after which he married Cindy Lou Hensleyof Phoenix, a teacher who was also the only child of Marguerite Smith and Jim Hensley, founder of the third largest Anheuser-Busch beer distributorship in the country.

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POLITICAL CAREER:
In 1982 he was elected to the House of Representatives. After serving two terms, he successfully ran for a seat in the U.S. Senate in 1986. Two years later he gained national visibility by delivering a well-received address to the Republican National Convention.
McCain McCain’s signal achievement on Capitol Hill was championing the campaign finance reform; in collaboration with the liberal Democratic senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, and, after a seven-year battle, the pair saw the McCain-Feingold Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act signed into law in 2002. The legislation, which restricted the political parties’ use of funds not subject to federal limits.
In 2000, McCain ran for the Republican presidential nomination, competing against Texas Gov. George W. Bush. Bush prevailed after a strenuous fight, including an especially brutal effort by the Bush campaign in the South Carolina primary.
In 2007 McCain announced that he would once again seek the Republican presidential nomination, McCain took a commanding lead, and he secured the nomination with his victories on March 4, 2008. In late August he chose Sarah Palin, the governor of Alaska, as his vice presidential running mate.

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In the election, McCain lost to Obama. McCain appeared to rebound following the Republican national convention in early September. Humbled but determined that his political legacy would not be as a failed presidential candidate, McCain returned to the Senate, where he continued to play a prominent role. In 2013, as part of the “gang of eight” group of Republican and Democratic senators,
After Republicans gained control of the Senate in the 2014 election, McCain became the chairman of the powerful Armed Services Committee. In 2016 McCain faced and ultimately fended off a primary challenge from former state senator Kelli Ward, whose adamant opposition to amnesty for illegal immigrants and whose calls to secure the border differed starkly from McCain’s tolerant stance but were in keeping with the strident approach taken by Donald Trump as a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and as the party’s standard-bearer in the general election In October 2016 McCain withdrew his endorsement of Trump.

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After Donald Trump won the election, McCain joined Democrats in calling for the creation of a special committee to investigate the Russian intervention in the election and the possible collusion by the Trump campaign in that effort.
LAST DAYS:
In mid-July 2017, following surgery to remove a blood clot over McCain’s left eye, it was announced that McCain was suffering from glioblastoma, a common but extremely malignant brain tumour.

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McCain coauthored several books, including Faith of My Fathers (1999), Worth the Fighting For: A Memoir(2002), Why Courage Matters: The Way to a Braver Life (2004), Hard Call: Great Decisions and the Extraordinary People Who Made Them (2007), Thirteen Soldiers: A Personal History of Americans at War (2014), and The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations(2018)
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David Luiz declares Chelsea not out of title race despite Everton draw

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veteran Chelsea defender the stressed that they are going to fight until the end.



he says that they did everything to try to win. something it’s possible, sometimes it’s not, but we’re still there, trying to be at the top of the table so we’re going to fight until the end of the season.

It was really a hard test for the team and credit to the visitors effort’ there approach was good.

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the veteran center back also say that they controlled the game, The marking from Everton was amazing. They blocked the space in the middle so we didn’t have a lot of combinations in the middle and from the sides, and in the end they were a bit lucky because we tried to score but didn’t score. […] Most of the teams now come here with two lines and trying to lock us up so it’s up to us to find the way to score.”

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We can do wonders with our game-plan and he praised the Chelsea boss for the atmosphere he brought to Chelsea.

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Michael B. Jordan Makes GQ’s 2018 Men of the Year List

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GQ revealed its 2018 Men of the Year winners on Monday and named the 31-year-old actor its Leader of the Year. 



It’s certainly been an exciting time for Jordan. Not only did he have a lead role in the box-office hit Black Panther, but he also starred in Creed II, which hits theaters this month. In addition, he’s set to appear in the 2020 film Just Mercy and balances it all while running his own production company, Outlier Society Productions. 

“I want to be worldwide,” the star told the magazine, listing off Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprioand Will Smith as some of his inspirations.

 Granted, this doesn’t leave him with a lot of time to devote to his personal life, especially dating. 

“My career is awesome. It is going great. There’s other places in my life that I’m f–king lacking at. I’m very mature and advanced in a lot of areas of life. Dating may not be one of ’em,” he said. “My personal life is not. I don’t really know what dating is.” 

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Instead, Jordan is more focused on “trying to work on myself and build this empire.”

ordan has been in the biz since an early age. As fans will recall, he landed the role of Wallace on The Wire at age 14. He then acted in a number of TV shows, including All My Children, The AssistantsFriday Night Lights and Parenthood. Still auditioning was never easy, especially when he was often going up against his friends for the same role.“You feel like you’re pitted against each other, in hindsight,” he said. “I was like, ‘Damn! Everybody should be able to, like, work and grow and eat together. We’re not. Well, then, I guess there’s not enough roles.”

As result, he knew there was only one solution.

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“I guess the only logical thing to do is to create more roles,” he said.

As Hollywood continues to become more diverse and underrepresented stories continue to be told, Jordan continues to aspire for greatness.

“I remember when it used to be like, ‘He’s the next Will Smith,'” he told the publication. “Now I’m the example of the next—they’re looking for the next me.”

Jordan isn’t GQ’s only cover star this year. The magazine also named Jonah Hill Director of the Year and Henry Golding Star of the Year. Serena Williams was also named Champion of the Year. 
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