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‘F*ck cancer’: Politicians and journalists rally behind John McCain after brain cancer diagnosis

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Immediately after news broke that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) had been diagnosed with brain cancer, journalists and politicians alike rushed to offer their condolences and support to the one-time presidential nominee.

“John McCain has been a fighter all his life and this is just the latest challenge. We are praying for his speedy recovery,” McCain’s colleague, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) tweeted.

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“If anyone can fight through this, it’s your dad,” journalist Mike Tracy tweeted at Meghan McCain. “All of AZ is rooting for him, our thoughts are with you.”

“No matter what your party affiliation is, I think most of us can agree Senator McCain has sacrificed a lot for his country,” journalist Yashar Ali said.

Read some of the best responses to McCain’s sad news below.

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Trump may come to regret his big celebration of a small dip in unemployment

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Though the unemployment rate remains in the double-digits, the official unemployment numbers are slightly lower than economists expected, prompting self-congratulations by President Donald Trump.

This article first appeared in Salon.

But experts say celebration is premature.

Indeed, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate fell from 14.7 percent in April to 13.3 percent in May as the economy added 2.5 million jobs. The high April number was the worst that the American workforce had seen since monthly record-keeping began in 1948, and almost certainly the worst since the Great Depression. White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett predicted last month that unemployment would rise above 20 percent, a view that was widely shared by economists.

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It’s Donald Trump vs Joe Biden: Associate Press reports former VP has clinched the DNC nomination

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The 2020 general election campaign between two top parties has unofficially been set.

"Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest," the AP reported Friday. "The former vice president has effectively been his party’s leader since his last challenger in the Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders, ended his campaign in April. But Biden pulled together the 1,991 delegates needed to become the nominee after seven states and the District of Columbia held presidential primaries Tuesday."

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