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Flags at White House back at full staff after McCain’s death


An American flag above the White House flies at full-staff less than 48 hours after the death of Sen. John McCain, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Washington. (Photo: AP)

The flags at the White House, which were lowered over the weekend to mark the death of Sen. John McCain, are back at full-staff. The flags at the US Capitol, meanwhile, remained at half-staff on Monday to honor the Arizona Republican, who died Saturday of brain cancer.

President Donald Trump offered his condolences on Twitter to McCain’s family but hasn’t issued a presidential proclamation with an order lowering the flags. The two had a long-running feud. US Flag Code states that flags be lowered “on the day of death and the following day for a Member of Congress.”

The American flag flies at half-staff at the Capitol in honor of Senator John McCain of Arizona who died Saturday of brain cancer, in Washington. (AP Photo)

After Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts died in 2009, President Barack Obama ordered flags at the White House be flown at half-staff for five days. The White House didn’t immediately respond to questions Monday.

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