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White House flags back up after McCain death

2 years 1 month 4 weeks ago Monday, August 27 2018 Aug 27, 2018 August 27, 2018 8:46 AM August 27, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (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 U.S. 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. U.S. Flag Code states that flags be lowered "on the day of death and the following day for a Member of Congress." 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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