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美共和党资深参议员麦凯恩去世 佛罗里达州发生枪击案

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First report takes us to the U.S. Capitol. Republicans and Democrats there say it won't be the same without U.S. Senator John McCain. The Republican who represented the state of Arizona passed away Saturday at the age of 81. He'd been battling an aggressive form of brain cancer for more than a year and that was many fights he took on in his lifetime. John McCain was a survivor of plane crashes, plural. One of them came in 1967 while he was serving as a decorated Navy bomber pilot during the Vietnam War.

He became a prisoner of that war suffering injuries under North Vietnamese captivity that lasted the rest of his life but he did survive. And McCain eventually turned to politics serving in the U.S. House of Representatives starting in 1983 and the Senate three years later. He campaigned twice for the U.S. Presidency but lost the Republican nomination to George W. Bush in the year 2000. He won his party's nomination in the 2008 race but lost the presidency to Barak Obama. Throughout all of it, Senator McCain defined himself as a maverick. Someone who could take an independent stand from the mainstream. He publicly spoke out against various policies from both Democratic and Republican Administrations, including those of President Obama and President Trump.

But he had the respect of politicians from both sides of the aisle. McCain will li?e in state at the U.S. Capitol this week. It's an honor reserved for military officers and government officials. It means his casket will be on display at the rotunda of the capitol where the public can pay their final respects to the late Senator.

CARL AZUZ: Police in Jacksonville, Florida are investigating a shooting that happened at a video game tournament Sunday. It took place in a restaurant at the Jacksonville Landing, an open air market place along the St. John's River. At a qualifying event for the Madden '19 NFL Tournament at least one suspect apparently opened fire. Preliminary reports said last night that at least 11 people were injured and that four people were killed.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said that one suspected shooter was also dead and there were no quote "outstanding suspects" as of yesterday afternoon. Police were asking any witnesses who might have gotten video of the event to share it with them. Details about the shooting were still coming in as we produced this show. CNN.com will have the latest information.

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