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What You Should Know About Sen. John McCain
Legacy includes accomplishments as a lawmaker and combat veteran

Sen. John McCain at the south rim of the Grand Canyon in July 2016. Roll Call followed McCain as he sat out the Republican National Convention to focus on his re-election campaign. (Daniel A. Anderson/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Sen. John McCain’s legacy was far-reaching. The Arizona Republican was a combat veteran of the Vietnam War, a POW, a longtime senator with an independent streak who inspired, and sometimes aggravated, colleagues on both sides of the aisle, and a presidential candidate.

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