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McCain to return to Arizona for cancer treatment

Sen. John McCain will return to Arizona to undergo radiation treatment and chemotherapy at the Mayo Clinic, his office said. McCain was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer after surgery to remove a two-inch clot from his brain two weeks ago.... Read more»

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McCain votes 'no' on Obamacare repeal: Bill 'offered no replacement'

Joining two other Republicans to kill an Obamacare repeal effort in a dramatic late-night Senate vote, Sen. John McCain said the GOP's "skinny repeal" bill "offered no replacement to actually reform our health care system and deliver affordable, quality health care to our citizens." With video.... Read more»

Gov. Ducey declares emergency over sewer line break in Nogales

Arizona Gov. Ducey declared a state of emergency, calling for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide assistance to staunch a breach in a pipeline that carries sewage from Sonora, Mexico, to a wastewater treatment plant north of Nogales, Arizona.... Read more»

Arizona lawmakers blast Trump’s tweeted ban on transgender soldiers

The response from many Arizona lawmakers was swift Wednesday after President Trump said in a series of tweets that transgender individuals would not be able to serve “in any capacity” in the military. Several criticized both the message and the medium, while Rep. Martha McSally — who frequently touts her status as an Air Force veteran — stayed mum.... Read more»

McCain cajoles, condemns, coerces Senate in emotional return

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave Sen. John McCain 16 minutes of floor time Tuesday and McCain used every minute of it, capping an already emotional return to the Senate with a call to action for his fellow lawmakers that hit every emotion on the scale.... Read more»

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Grijalva: Trump ban on transgender troops 'disgusting & unpatriotic'

"With this ban, President Trump has callously turned his back on more than 15,000 current active transgender service members, the LGBT community, and our nation."... Read more»

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McCain: Despite Trump tweet, no reason to force out transgender servicemembers

"The president's tweet this morning regarding transgender Americans in the military is yet another example of why major policy announcements should not be made via Twitter."... Read more»

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McCain: 'We're getting nothing done' on health care

Sen. John McCain on Obamacare: ""We're getting nothing done ... We've tried to do this by coming up with a proposal behind closed doors in consultation with the administration, then springing it on skeptical members, trying to convince them it's better than nothing, asking us to swallow our doubts and force it past a unified opposition. I don't think that is going to work in the end. And it probably shouldn't."... Read more»

McCain votes to allow Obamacare debate: Congress 'getting nothing done'

"We're getting nothing done," McCain said. "We've tried to do this by coming up with a proposal behind closed doors.... I don't think that is going to work in the end. And it probably shouldn't." With complete text and video.... Read more»

Technology helps trauma survivors accelerate PTSD treatment, recovery

About 7.7 million adults in the U.S. suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. The painful emotions surrounding PTSD make it a difficult disorder to treat. But what takes years in traditional therapy can be accomplished in weeks or months through a technology-based therapy called EMDR, similar to a dream-like state.... Read more»

McCain to return to Senate on Tuesday

Just a week after announcing that he had been diagnosed with a serious brain cancer that is nearly always deadly, U.S. Sen. John McCain will return to Washington, D.C. ... Read more»

What to know about glioblastoma, the brain cancer afflicting Sen. McCain

Glioblastoma, the cancer U.S. Sen. John McCain was recently diagnosed with, is an aggressive cancer that originates in the brain. Learn more about the disease.... Read more»

Commentary

A get-well card for Sen. John McCain

Tom Walker: I’ve never been friends with Sen. John McCain. Never liked him, never voted for him — not in any of his two congressional races or six U.S. Senate races, which apparently made little difference, since he won all of them handily. But today, I’ve joined in wishing McCain well in his battle against brain cancer.... Read more»

Outpouring of support for McCain comes from far – and weird

The outpouring of support following this week’s announcement that Sen. John McCain has an aggressive brain tumor came from the expected Washington heavyweights, including current and former presidents, lawmakers and Cabinet members. It also came from some unexpected sources, as well as untold numbers of regular Americans.... Read more»

Advocates: Obamacare repeal would ‘painfully disrupt’ Arizona care

A Senate proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act with no replacement plan in place “would immediately and painfully disrupt the health care system” and could force as many as 709,000 Arizonans off coverage, advocates said this week.... Read more»

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