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The week in photos: September 1-7, 2018

Sep 08, 2018 - 8:00 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

ABORTION HEARING. Women dressed as characters from the novel-turned-TV series "The Handmaid's Tale" stand in an elevator at the Hart Senate Office Building as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh starts the first day of his confirmation hearing in front of the US Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on September 4, 2018. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Bush, Obama pay tribute to McCain at Washington funeral

Sep 01, 2018 - 11:03 PM

(UPDATED) The absence of Trump, whose bitter feud with John McCain has wrangled America's already stormy politics, will serve as a final rebuke to the president

OBAMA. Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the funeral service for U.S. Sen. John McCain at the National Cathedral on September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Americans bid McCain solemn farewell with U.S. Capitol honor

Sep 01, 2018 - 9:56 AM

(UPDATED) President Donald Trump, known to have feuded with the late former senator John McCain, was notably absent from the solemn ceremony in Capitol Rotunda attended by more than 10,000 people

FILE - AUGUST 24, 2018: It was reported in a statement released by his family, Senator John McCain will no longer receive treatment for his brain cancer August 24, 2018. WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 27: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) laughs during a news conference to announce opposition to the so-called skinny repeal of Obamacare at the U.S. Capitol July 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Republican senators said they would not support any legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare unless it included a guarantee to go to conference with the House of Representatives. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Trump, under pressure to honor McCain, orders flags to half-staff

Aug 28, 2018 - 11:59 AM

Donald Trump's about-face comes after he found himself mired in controversy over his rather conspicuous failure to pay tribute to McCain

TRIBUTE TO MCCAIN. The US flag above the White House flies at half-staff in the evening in Washington, DC, on August 27, 2018. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

McCain takes parting shot at Trump in final message

Aug 28, 2018 - 8:29 AM

'Do not despair of our present difficulties but believe always in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here,' John McCain says, adding that the country 'will get through these challenging times'

LAST MESSAGE. In this file photo, Senator John McCain attends a hearing held by the Senate Armed Services Committee July 7, 2015 in Washington, DC. File photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Burning in hell: Russian press sheds few tears for McCain

Aug 27, 2018 - 10:38 PM

Accusing the former Navy pilot of lying about being tortured while being held prisoner during the Vietnam War, one popular tabloid concludes with the hope that McCain is now burning in hell

JOHN MCCAIN. Senator John McCain (R- AZ) answers questions after a town hall meeting on October 30, 2009 in Mesa, Arizona. Photo from Shutterstock.

Trump nixed statement praising McCain – report

Aug 27, 2018 - 9:34 PM

McCain was one of Trump's sharpest critics, and made clear in one of his final wishes as he struggled with brain cancer that he did not want the president to attend his funeral.

NO PRAISE FOR MCCAIN? The late United States senator John McCain and Donald Trump have been on opposing sides of the political spectrum. Photos from Shutterstock

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Aug 27, 2018 - 1:31 PM

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John McCain's Hanoi Hilton jailor recalls 'stubborn' POW

Aug 26, 2018 - 2:39 PM

'It was his stubbornness, his strong stance that I loved when arguing with him,' says retired colonel Tran Trong Duyet, former director of the infamous Hoa Lo prison

(FILES) This file photo taken on January 10, 2017 shows Senator John McCain (R-AZ) during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the nomination for General John Kelly, USMC (Ret.) to be Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.  Veteran US Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war and the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, has been diagnosed with brain cancer, his office announced Wednesday, July 19, 2017. The 80-year-old lawmaker from Arizona underwent surgery to remove a blood clot from above his left eye last week and tests "revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot," the Mayo Clinic, whose doctors performed the surgery in Phoenix, said in a statement released by McCain's office.  / AFP PHOTO / Tasos Katopodis

McCain and Trump: No love lost

Aug 26, 2018 - 11:25 AM

A look back on the rocky political clashes between the late senator John Mccain and President Donald Trump

RIVALS. The late United States senator John McCain and Donald Trump have been opposing sides of the political spectrum. Photos from Shutterstock

John McCain, unbridled titan of American politics

Aug 26, 2018 - 9:16 AM

To the end, John McCain remained convinced that America's values should be shared and defended worldwide

U.S. senator John McCain dead at 81

Aug 26, 2018 - 8:36 AM

(UPDATED) 'Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28pm on August 25, 2018. With the senator when he passed were his wife Cindy and their family,' his office says in a statement

JOHN MCCAIN. In this file photo, Senator John McCain laughs during a news conference to announce opposition to the so-called skinny repeal of Obamacare at the U.S. Capitol July 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Veteran U.S. senator McCain halts cancer treatment

Aug 24, 2018 - 11:20 PM

(UPDATED) 'The progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict. With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment,' the family says in a statement

JOHN MCCAIN. This file photo taken on January 10, 2017 shows Senator John McCain (R-AZ) during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the nomination for General John Kelly, USMC (Ret.) to be Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.  File photo by Tasos Katopodis/AFP

McCain torpedos Republican effort to repeal Obamacare

Sep 23, 2017 - 7:14 AM

The senator says he could not 'support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will effect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it'

OPPOSING GRAHAM-CASSIDY. Senator John McCain is not voting for the Graham-Cassidy bill, the latest Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. File photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Senior U.S. senators try to protect transgender troops

Sep 16, 2017 - 3:23 PM

Senators John McCain, Jack Reed, Kirsten Gillibrand, Susan Collins files a bill attempting to block or limit President Donald Trump's decree to bar transgender personnel from serving in the military

PROPONENTS. Senators John McCain, Jack Reed, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Susan Collins file a bill seeking protection for transgender troops. Photo of McCain by Tasos Katopodis/AFP, photos of Reed, Gillibrand, Collins from their Twitter accounts

Trump lashes out at media in Arizona rally

Aug 23, 2017 - 1:48 PM

UPDATED Trump dedicates around half an hour of his 78 minute speech in Phoenix Arizona to attack the sick people in the news media before turning his fire on his own side

ECHO CHAMBER. U.S. President Donald Trump gestures during a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center on August 22, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. Ralph Freso/Getty Images/AFP

Trump rips into Republicans after health care defeat

Jul 30, 2017 - 7:24 AM

The president demands that lawmakers revisit the hot button issue taunting them by saying that otherwise they are no more than total quitters

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump looks on at at event in Washington, DC, July 20, 2017. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. Senate rejects partial Obamacare repeal, bitter blow to Trump

Jul 28, 2017 - 1:50 PM

The collapse marks a major setback for Republican leadership and for Trump who had campaigned relentlessly on a pledge to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act

3 U.S. senators balk at health bill, putting reforms in peril

Jul 28, 2017 - 10:52 AM

The sudden announcement by Senators Lindsey Graham Ron Johnson and John McCain throws into disarray their party s years long effort to overhaul Barack Obama s health care reforms

This file photo taken on June 28, 2017 shows protesters against the US Senate Republicans' healthcare bill holding a rally outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Saul Loeb/AFP

John McCain after cancer diagnosis: 'I'll be back soon'

Jul 21, 2017 - 8:49 AM

Since the cancer diagnosis John McCain has been showered with tributes from all sides

MAVERICK. This file photo taken on January 10, 2017 shows Senator John McCain (R-AZ) during a Senate hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.  Tasos Katopodis/AFP

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Jul 20, 2017 - 12:56 PM

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U.S. Senate icon John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

Jul 20, 2017 - 8:23 AM

UPDATED The 80 year old U S senator underwent surgery to remove a blood clot from above his left eye last week and tests revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot

STATESMAN. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) during a hearing held by the Senate Armed Services Committee July 7, 2015 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Trump accused of asking FBI to stop Flynn probe

May 17, 2017 - 10:23 AM

The latest allegation against the US president who is also under fire for divulging top secret information to a top Russian official adds to a mounting perception of an administration in a perpetual state of chaos

TRUMP AND FLYNN. This file photo taken on February 06, 2017 shows National Security Advisor Michael Flynn (L) and US President Donald Trump (R) upon arrival at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida to visit the US Central Command and Specials Operations Command. File photo by Mandel Ngan / AFP

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Mar 13, 2017 - 9:22 PM

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Mar 13, 2017 - 12:47 PM

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McCain challenges Trump to prove wiretapping claim

Mar 13, 2017 - 8:18 AM

The president has one of two choices either retract or to provide the information that the American people deserve

US President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull from the Oval Office of the White House on January 28, 2017, in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump doubtful as U.S. spy chiefs to testify on Russian hacking

Jan 05, 2017 - 1:55 PM

The American public could get a better idea of the strength of the evidence on the alleged hacking as the Senate Armed Services Committee holds a hearing

US President-elect Donald Trump answers questions from the media after a day of meetings on December 28, 2016 at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida. Don Emmert/AFP

U.S. Congress, at odds with Trump, eyes Russia hack probe

Dec 13, 2016 - 8:17 AM

The president elect has dismissed the intelligence reports as ridiculous defying an increasing number of senators from his own party as well as top Democrats the Central Intelligence Agency and the outgoing White House

A man votes at a polling place at a high school in McLean, Virginia during the US presidential election on November 8, 2016. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

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Oct 12, 2016 - 1:19 PM

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Trump lashes out at 'disloyal' Republicans

Oct 12, 2016 - 12:54 AM

UPDATED Declaring himself unchained from party strictures the bombastic real estate mogul publicly berates party big wig Paul Ryan as a weak and ineffective leader

US Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (R) and Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump participate in a town hall debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, on October 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / SAUL LOEB

John McCain pulls support from Trump after lewd comments

Oct 09, 2016 - 8:10 AM

The 2008 Republic Party presidential candidate says he will write in his ballot the name of some good conservative Republican who is qualified to be president

MCCAIN SLAMS TRUMP. This file photo taken on February 9, 2016 shows US Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona and chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, speaking during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. File photo by Saul Loeb / AFP

Trump won't quit race despite 'grope' controversy

Oct 09, 2016 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Donald Trump s lewd videotaped remarks about women throws his White House campaign and the Republican Party in crisis

UNDER FIRE. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, shown here at a campaign rally on December 21, 2015 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is facing backlash over his lewd remarks about women. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

US Senators McCain, Rubio win their Republican primaries

Aug 31, 2016 - 2:18 PM

Their primary victories set up high profile re election efforts in November as their party fights to retain control of Congress

In this file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) (L) confers with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (R) as U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee October 31, 2013 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Trump, seeking to end Republican row, backs House speaker

Aug 06, 2016 - 10:07 AM

Trump also throws his support behind Senator John McCain of Arizona and Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire both facing tough re election fights

US House Speaker Paul Ryan and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Photos from AFP

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Aug 02, 2016 - 12:55 PM

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McCain slams Trump for disparaging family of slain soldier

Aug 01, 2016 - 10:15 PM

McCain: While our party has bestowed upon him the nomination it is not accompanied by unfettered license to defame those who are the best among us

MCCAIN SLAMS TRUMP. This file photo taken on February 9, 2016 shows US Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona and chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, speaking during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. File photo by Saul Loeb / AFP

Choosing a Vice President

Aug 27, 2015 - 9:31 PM

Often considered as the position a heartbeat away from the presidency how should voters select the rightful candidate for the office of the Vice President?

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Trump surge among Republican voters shows no sign of abating

Jul 27, 2015 - 12:03 AM

Those who want Trump to stay in the race include 58 of white evangelicals 58 of conservatives and 57 of Tea Party supporters says a poll

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES. The CNN poll put Trump at the front of 16-candidate Republican pack with 18%, and Bush in second with 15%. File photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

Trump surges in poll after McCain attack

Jul 21, 2015 - 8:31 AM

The hotel magnate is the favorite for 24 of Republican and Republican leaning independent voters outpacing rivals Scott Walker and Jeb Bush

FAUX PAS. In this file photo, US businessman Donald Trump gestures after announcing that he is running to be president of the United States during an event at Trump Tower in New York, New York, USA, June 16, 2015. Justin Lane/EPA

Trump heaps scorn on war hero record of 'loser' McCain

Jul 19, 2015 - 10:45 AM

Trump says McCain – a decorated aviator who was tortured in a prison camp for 5 years – did not deserve hero status for his Vietnam War service

FAUX PAS. In this file photo, US businessman Donald Trump gestures after announcing that he is running to be president of the United States during an event at Trump Tower in New York, New York, USA, June 16, 2015. Justin Lane/EPA

POW-turned-Senator McCain hosts Vietnam party chief

Jul 09, 2015 - 9:39 AM

McCain who was tortured at the hands of his captors sounded more pragmatic than reflective after Vietnam Communist Party boss Nguyen Phu Trong s unprecedented visit

MEMORY LANE. Vietnam's Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) looks at a photo during a visit to the personal office of Senator John McCain (L), R-AZ, on July 8, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

PH hails US senators' call vs China reclamation

Mar 26, 2015 - 10:51 AM

Win or lose we will abide by the law and it is our expectation that China will behave in the same manner the Philippines top diplomat says

SUBJECT OF PROTESTS. A photo obtained by Rappler shows the status of reclamation activities in Keenan (Chigua) Reef in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) as of December 12, 2014.

Critics, defenders clash over US 'torture report'

Dec 15, 2014 - 7:20 PM

Defenders and critics of the CIA clash over the release of a US report that revealed harrowing details of America s torture of war on terror detainees

A page from the 500-page summary of the US Senate's report on CIA interrogation methods. Photo by Rappler

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Oct 13, 2014 - 10:39 AM

The U 19 football team s heartbreaking loss in Myanmar Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg s itinerary in Indonesia a viral video of primary school students beating up a classmate and more

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg at Borobudur temple in Indonesia. Image courtesy of Adityasinh Raol/Facebook page

Republicans call for broader air campaign in Iraq, Syria

Aug 11, 2014 - 12:04 AM

Republican hawks call for a broader air campaign against Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria to head off a threat to the US homeland with one warning he sees an American city in flames

REPUBLICAN HAWK. Senator John McCain criticizes President Barack Obama as not going far enough in launching limited air strikes this week to protect refugees and American interests in Iraq's northern Kurdish region. Photo by AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam

Iraqi leaders to blame for army's collapse – US

Jun 14, 2014 - 10:21 AM

We had gotten them on their feet and helped build their capacity and quite frankly they did not take advantage of that opportunity State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf tells reporters

US 'looking at all options' in Iraq – Obama

Jun 13, 2014 - 9:38 AM

US officials refuse to say publicly what military options are being considered except to rule out sending troops back into the country invaded by the US in 2003

TALKS. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki speaks during a meeting with US President Barack Obama during a meeting in the Oval Office on November 1, 2013. Photo by AFP

Arizona governor vetoes anti-gay law

Feb 27, 2014 - 9:53 AM

UPDATED Republican Jan Brewer said the measure was broadly worded and could result in unintended and negative consequences

GOV'S MOVE. A file picture dated 01 February 2014 shows Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is seen during a Super Bowl host committee handover ceremony in New York, New York, USA. Erik Lesser/EPA

Congress extends US borrowing authority until 2015

Feb 13, 2014 - 1:11 PM

The Senate passed the legislation 55 43 approving a debt ceiling hike with no political riders or other legislation attached

DEBT CEILING HIKE. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), left, talks with U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio after the House voted to raise the debt ceiling until March 2015 on February 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images/AFP