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Flags Lowered to Honor Senator John McCain

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and U.S. President Donald J. Trump have ordered flags lowered to half-staff at public buildings until sunset Sunday, September 2 to honor Arizona Senator John McCain.

Senator McCain died Saturday.

"John McCain dedicated his life to serving this country," said Governor Hickenlooper. "We (and the world) lost an incredible leader. He could never have imagined how much he'll be missed."

Obituary - John McCain, who survived torture and ran for the US presidency

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Ian Horwood, York St John University

Senator John Sidney McCain III, who has died of brain cancer aged 81, was in many ways in a class of his own. A storied war veteran and 36-year fixture in the US Congress, he forged a career unlike any other in recent American political history.