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Senator McCain returning to Arizona for cancer treatment: statement

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U.S. Senator John McCain, who was diagnosed with brain cancer, is returning home to Arizona for medical treatment at the Mayo Clinic, McCain’s office said on Friday.

“On Monday, July 31, he will begin a standard post-surgical regimen of targeted radiation and chemotherapy. During that time, Senator McCain will maintain a work schedule,” the office said in a statement.

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It said the 80-year-old Republican would return to Washington at the end of the August congressional recess.

(Reporting by Susan Cornwell; editing by Grant McCool)


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New Lincoln Project ad tells voters to remember the Republicans who enabled Trump’s ‘circus of incompetence’

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In their latest ad, the anti-Trump conservative group The Lincoln Project targeted not the president, but Senate Republicans who have sat by and enabled him.

"Some day soon, the time of Trump will pass," said the narrator. "This circus of incompetence, corruption, and cruelty will end. When it does, the men and women in Trump's Republican Party will come to you, telling you they can repair the damage he has done. They'll beg you to forgive their votes to exonerate Trump from his crimes. Ask you to forgive their silence, their cowardice, and their betrayals as Trump wrecked this nation."

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One-third of Americans couldn’t pay their rent or mortgages this month

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On July 1, 32 percent of Americans weren't able to pay their mortgage, CNBC cited a survey from Apartment List.

The high unemployment rate has turned into people being unable to afford to pay their bills anymore, and the stimulus checks seem to be gone.

"About 19 percent of Americans made no housing payment at all during the first week of the month, and 13 percent paid only a portion of their rent or mortgage," said the report.

To make matters worse, it's the fourth month in a row of record-high numbers of Americans who couldn't pay their housing bills on time or in full. It was 30 percent in June and 31 percent in May.

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Kayleigh McEnany: When Trump said he wanted to ‘cut off’ school funding he meant he wants to increase it

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During the Wednesday White House press briefing, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany argued that President Donald Trump believes that the reason students must return to school regardless of the risk of COVID-19 killing their families, teachers, and administration, is because children need the lunches in schools.

Schools should not follow the Center for Disease Control guidelines because some students depend on those lunches and can't bring food from home, she told the press.

The problem with the claim from the White House, however, is that those are the very programs they tried to cut from the budget.

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