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Meghan McCain Reveals Dad John McCain Is Returning Home to Arizona for Christmas: 'My Father Is Doing Well'

Meghan McCain Reveals Dad John McCain Is Returning Home to Arizona for Christmas: 'My Father Is Doing Well'
He’ll be home for Christmas.

The View‘s Meghan McCain took to Twitter on Sunday to share that her father, Sen. John McCain, who is battling brain cancer, was returning home to Arizona to spend Christmas with his family.

“Thank you to everyone for their kind words,” she tweeted. “My father is doing well and we are all looking forward to spending Christmas together in Arizona.”

“If you’re feeling charitable this Christmas @HeadfortheCure or @NBTStweets to help find a cure for brain cancer is what I recommend,” she added.

Sen. McCain tweeted Monday:

“Thanks to everyone for your support & words of encouragement!
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John McCain Hospitalized Due to Side Effects From His Brain Cancer Treatment

John McCain Hospitalized Due to Side Effects From His Brain Cancer Treatment
Sen. John McCain has been hospitalized to treat side effects related to his cancer therapy.

The Arizona senator, 81, is currently receiving treatment at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, for “normal side effects of his ongoing cancer therapy,” according to a statement released by his office on Wednesday.

“As ever, he remains grateful to his physicians for their excellent care, and his friends and supporters for their encouragement and good wishes. Senator McCain looks forward to returning to work as soon as possible,” the statement read.

In July, McCain, who has served Arizona in Congress since 1982, announced he was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma,
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White House Says Trump Will Get Medical Exam After Slurred Words Spur Speculation

  • The Wrap
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders dismissed questions about President Trump’s slurred speech at the daily press briefing on Thursday, noting that the president is scheduled for a physical early next year. The president will undergo an examination at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the “first part of next year,” Sanders said. “Those records will be released following that taking place.” Sanders’ comments came at the very end of Thursday’s briefing. After first concluding the briefing, the White House spokesperson returned to the podium when a reporter shouted a question about the president’s Wednesday speech where he seemed.
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'I Wasn't Sure If I Could Go On': Joe Biden's Diary Entries Reveal How He Tearfully Sang to Son Beau Days Before His Death

In personal diary entries folded into his new memoir, former Vice President Joe Biden recounts his son Beau Biden’s heart-wrenching final days and moments.

In Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, Biden recalls visiting his son at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C., just days before the former Delaware attorney general’s death from brain cancer at 46 in May 2015. The then-vice president was eager to tell his son that that singer Elton John had visited the White House earlier that day.

He said it reminded him of when he would drive Beau and
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Joe Walsh Launches Veterans Foundation with Inaugural Benefit Show Featuring Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band and More

Joe Walsh Launches Veterans Foundation with Inaugural Benefit Show Featuring Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band and More
Eagles guitar legend Joe Walsh is launching a foundation to support the troops—and to set it in flight, he’s staging a star-studded benefit show.

On Monday, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer announced his inaugural concert to benefit VetsAid, his new non-profit to lend a hand to veterans and their families. Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band and Gary Clark Jr will be joining Walsh on the bill Sept. 20, 2017 at the EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia, with more artists to be announced soon.

It’s a cause that hits close to home for Walsh, 69. His father, a flight instructor,
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John Stamos Donates Custom Drum Kit from His 4th of July Performance with the Beach Boys to Serviceman’s Family

John Stamos Donates Custom Drum Kit from His 4th of July Performance with the Beach Boys to Serviceman’s Family
John Stamos is celebrating America’s birthday with America’s band—and giving back to those who’ve made this country great.

The 53 year-old television star hosted the PBS concert special A Capitol Fourth on Tuesday, broadcasting live from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol in Washington D.C. The festivities featured performances by country songstress Kellie Pickler, Voice winner Chris Blue, Motown legends the Four Tops—plus the Beach Boys, who had a little help from Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath on vocals and Stamos himself on drums.

Stamos’ friendship with the groundbreaking rock icons dates back over three decades.
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A Quadruple Amputee Vet Transforms a Crumbling Estate into a Beautiful (and Free!) Vacation Retreat for Military Families

A Quadruple Amputee Vet Transforms a Crumbling Estate into a Beautiful (and Free!) Vacation Retreat for Military Families
Travis Mills’s whole life course changed in one shocking moment when, on April 10, 2012, during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan, he unwittingly put his backpack down on a hidden Ied. “The bomb took my right arm and right leg,” he says. His left leg was snapped through the bone, and his left wrist and hand were badly mangled. “I didn’t think I was gonna live,” he says.

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In the next four days, he would lose his other two limbs.
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Survivor Contestants John and Candice Cody Welcome Son Forrest Henry – See the Sweet Photos!

Survivor Contestants John and Candice Cody Welcome Son Forrest Henry – See the Sweet Photos!
A Survivor family has just added another member to their tribe!

Contestants John and Candice Cody welcomed son Forrest Henry on Wednesday, June 7, they tell People exclusively. He joins big sister Beatrix Leigh, 19 months.

Forrest was born at born at Georgetown University Hospital at 3:57 a.m. He weighed in at 7 lbs, 14 oz., and was 20¼ inches long. He was named after Candice’s late grandfather.

“My heart is bursting with love and pride for our expanded family of four,” Candice tells People.

Adds John: “Beatrix is so sweet and interested in Forrest! It’s incredible seeing her as a big sister!
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Maryland Man Helps Other Wounded War Veterans Find Peace and Healing Through Fly Fishing

Maryland Man Helps Other Wounded War Veterans Find Peace and Healing Through Fly Fishing
While recovering from prostate cancer surgery at the Walter Reed National Military Center in 2005, Ed Nicholson’s thoughts kept returning to his first time fly-fishing on Idaho’s Snake River during a break in his military training for the Navy.

On that day in 1982, the skies were blue, the river was clear, and except for the whisper of the wind and the call of geese flying overhead, all was silent — the perfect day to put on a pair of waders, forget about the rest of the world and cast a fly rod.

At the hospital, as Nicholson observed distraught younger
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Michael Bay Reflects on His Career as He Receives Hands and Feet Honor

Michael Bay Reflects on His Career as He Receives Hands and Feet Honor
On May 23, Michael Bay will have his hands and feet encased in cement outside the iconic Tcl Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, alongside classic stars from Marilyn Monroe to Meryl Streep. While Bay is thrilled, he does have one hesitation. “I just remember as a kid, going to see the handprints and I always thought the people who got this honor were so much older,” he says with a laugh.”

For the record, Bay is a youthful 52, but it’s a credit to his career that his accomplishments over the past 20 years have put him in the ranks of his mentors Steven Spielberg and super producer Jerry Bruckheimer, both of whose imprints are also in the Chinese forecourt. And it’s full circle for Bay, a native Angeleno who discovered he wanted to be a director at that very theater.

At age 15, Bay was working at Lucasfilm, filing storyboards for “Raiders of the Lost Ark.
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5 Things We Learned About Brad Pitt From Raw 'War Machine' Interview

5 Things We Learned About Brad Pitt From Raw 'War Machine' Interview
At 53, Brad Pitt is more candid about his personal life than ever. In a new interview with the Associated Press, the actor reveals intimate details about the process of playing General McMahon, a fictional character based on the real-life General Stanley McChrystal. Pitt's forthcoming Netflix original movie, War Machine, is based on an original 2010 Rolling Stone story by the late journalist Michael Hastings.

The normally reclusive actor and newly single father of six also elaborates on his the flawed similarities he has the lifelong military man less than a month
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Donald Trump After Hours

Donald Trump After Hours
By Michael Scherer and Zeke J. Miller

Photographs By Benjamin Rasmussen For Time

In a few minutes, President Donald Trump will release a new set of tweets, flooding social-media accounts with his unique brand of digital smelling salts—words that will jolt his supporters and provoke his adversaries.

Nearly a dozen senior aides stand in the Oval Office, crowding behind couches or near door-length windows. This is the way he likes to work, more often than not: in a crowd. He sits behind his desk finishing the tasks of the day, which have included watching new Senate testimony about Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election,
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Omarosa in Hospital ... Central Casting

  • TMZ
Omarosa, the Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the Office of the Public Liaison, has gone to the hospital for a bum leg. Omarosa was injured last month ... her leg was placed in a walking boot. We're told she went from the White House to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland in a government vehicle. It's unclear if she actually broke a bone. Read more
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Newlyweds Who Lost Legs in Boston Marathon Bombing Open Up About ‘Collective Love’ Amid Inspiring Recovery

Newlyweds Who Lost Legs in Boston Marathon Bombing Open Up About ‘Collective Love’ Amid Inspiring Recovery
It’s not hard to understand why Jessica Kensky, who lost her legs in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, describes the tragic attack in 2013 as the “worst thing that’s ever happened to her.” But one might not expect her to also call it one of the best.

“I miss my legs everyday, but I had never felt this collective love and support from total strangers. But all of us became recipients of this incredible ocean of love and support, and it didn’t stop,” Kensky tells People. “Patrick gave this amazing speech — it was something like, we
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A Married Couple Reveals Their Years-Long Recovery from the Boston Marathon Bombing

A Married Couple Reveals Their Years-Long Recovery from the Boston Marathon Bombing
Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky had only been married for seven months when they headed to the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, to cheer on the runners.

But then two homemade bombs exploded, killing three and wounding countless others at the race — including Downes and Kensky, who have had “30 to 40” surgeries on their limbs (and even their ears, which were ruptured in the explosions).

“The bombing did not leave one part of our lives untouched,” Kensky tells People.

“When you get married, you’re on this high,” she says. “You feel unstoppable. You have so many hopes and dreams and goals.
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Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 7 Review: Tectonic Shift

  • TVfanatic
"Yet again, I give you my personal maxim: Everybody should be in therapy, always.

Okay, the always may be taking it a tad far, but seriously, if Will didn't prove my point on Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 7, I don't know what would. His guilt was understandable. But carrying it around for at least 20 years? Yikes. 

Of course, he wasn't the only one that could have benefited from some time on the proverbial couch. Nadine's anxiety over meeting with Arabelle was interfering with her life in a way that was not healthy. At least Elizabeth was able to keep things together during the crisis du jour. 

The flashback and Will's subsequent revelation about keeping a secret from his big sister certainly did a lot to explain both his relationship with Elizabeth and his relationship with, well, everybody. Not that it took a genius to figure out that he had a hero complex and abandonment issues.
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Madam Secretary Sneak Peek: Will Is Back! (But Maybe Not For Long?)

Madam Secretary Sneak Peek: Will Is Back! (But Maybe Not For Long?)
You can’t keep a good man down. Or, apparently, in the United States.

In this exclusive sneak peek at Sunday’s Madam Secretary (CBS, 9/8c), Elizabeth’s brother Will (played by series executive producer Eric Stoltz) pays his sister a visit. Everything’s on track for him to settle down with a job at Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland (and help his struggling marriage in the process).

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And then an earthquake causes significant destruction in Venezuela.

The natural disaster immediately makes Will question whether he
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Watch: Veteran Who Waited 18 Months for Service Dog Surprised with New Pup

  • PEOPLE.com
Watch: Veteran Who Waited 18 Months for Service Dog Surprised with New Pup
To honor and recognize the veterans and those currently serving, who give so much to our country, the New York Knicks gave one United States Army Retired Sergeant First Class his best friend.

As part of the team’s Hoops for Troops program, the Knicks set up a big surprise for Sgt. Luciano Yulfo: a new service dog.

Sgt. Yulfo spent 36 years in the military serving in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. In July 2014, he was injured while deployed in Afghanistan and medically retired from active duty. Following his injury, Sgt. Yulfo was stationed at Walter Reed
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Marine Who Lost All Four Limbs Receives Double Arm Transplant So He Could Hold Fiancée’s Hand

After losing his arms and legs in an explosion in Afghanistan six years ago, Marine Sgt. John Peck decided one morning that he would fling himself down a flight of stairs and end his life.

Then, while looking out his window at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, Peck saw another patient, a double amputee, holding the hand of his young daughter and hugging his wife.

Peck, then 25, changed his mind.

“I thought, ‘If that guy can find happiness and somebody to spend his life with, then so can I,’ ” the retired military mortarman from Fredericksburg, Virginia,
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Atten-Hut! Tom Hanks Kicks Off His Role as Chair of Hidden Heroes Campaign for Military Caregivers

  • PEOPLE.com
Atten-Hut! Tom Hanks Kicks Off His Role as Chair of Hidden Heroes Campaign for Military Caregivers
Tom Hanks is parlaying his onscreen experiences into a real-life campaign to help the rarely celebrated caregivers who aide military members who are injured in action. Hanks helped Army wife Jessica Allen launch the Hidden Heroes campaign on Tuesday during an appearance on the Today show. "I've covered some of this turf in my fake life as an actor who puts on other people's clothes, and the emotional impact of a number of those jobs, it's never left," Hanks, who starred in Saving Private Ryan, told Matt Lauer. "It comes down to a chance to serve and I think help
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