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'No more woe is me': Senator McCain vows quick return to WashingtonBy Richard Cowan and David Schwartz WASHINGTON/PHOENIX, Ariz. (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain promised on Thursday he would return rapidly to Washington despite his newly diagnosed brain cancer, flashing the fighting spirit that has defined him since he was held in captivity as a Navy pilot during the Vietnam War. McCain, a veteran senator and former Republican presidential candidate known as a strong and sometimes fiercely independent voice on defense and security issues, was found to have an aggressive form of brain tumor, glioblastoma, after surgery last week for a blood clot above his left eye. The news, issued by his office late on Wednesday, drew a wave of support from across the political spectrum, and raised questions about how long McCain would be absent from the Senate, where Republicans have a narrow majority and are eager to notch up some legislative successes for President Donald Trump.


New York Couple Pleads Guilty to Enslaving Korean Children for 6 YearsThe children have been reunited with their parents


Illinois man charged with Chinese scholar kidnapping pleads not guiltyAn Illinois man charged with kidnapping a female Chinese scholar who has been missing for more than a month pleaded not guilty during an appearance in a U.S. court on Thursday. Brendt Christensen, 28, is accused of abducting Yingying Zhang, a 26-year-old visiting scholar at the University of Illinois from southeastern China, who disappeared on June 9. Zhang, who had been studying photosynthesis and crop productivity, was last seen when a security camera recorded her getting into a black car that authorities linked to Christensen, according to court records.


For Trump to Fire Mueller, Sessions Has to GoRachel Maddow looks at some of the background of former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort that is being looked at in the Trump Russia investigation and notes that if Trump is afraid the investigation is getting to close.


Doctors consider next treatment for McCain's brain tumorWASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain's tumor is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer, and his doctors are determining next treatment options even as the senator, in a tweet, promised his colleagues in Congress he'd "be back soon."


India ready for talks with China on border standoffIndia said Thursday it is ready to hold talks with China if both sides pull back their forces to end a standoff along a disputed territory high in the Himalayan mountains.


After Trump rebuke, Sessions shows up for work, will stay ‘as long as that is appropriate’Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein dodged questions about their future with the Department of Justice following criticisms from President Trump. In an interview with the New York Times published Wednesday evening, Trump said that he would not have appointed Sessions as attorney general if he knew Sessions would recuse himself from the Russia investigation. “We in the Department of Justice will continue every single day to work hard, to serve the national interest, and we wholeheartedly join in the priorities of President Trump,” said Sessions when asked if he had considered resignation.


By embracing Russia, Trump bumps up against top advisersWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's persistent overtures toward Russia are placing him increasingly at odds with his national security and foreign policy advisers, who have long urged a more cautious approach to dealing with the foreign adversary.


O.J. Simpson Granted Parole in Vegas Robbery CaseThe Nevada Parole Board voted to grant O.J. Simpson parole Thursday.


Man with DEVAST8 face tattoo finally accepts job offer  A New Zealand teenager who complained his large DEVAST8 face tattoo was hampering his employment prospects has finally landed a job. Mark Cropp’s photo was shared around the world after he admitted on social media the tattoo was a drunken mistake from his time in prison and he was devastated with the results. However, the former prison inmate made more headlines after revealing he had turned down 45 job offers, saying he was “waiting for the right one”. The amateur inking covers his cheeks, mouth and chin Credit: Caters  Now the 19-year-old father is ready to start work after accepting a job offer near his home in Auckland. “Mark has accepted a local scaffolding job,” his girlfriend, Taneia Ruki, told Daily Mail Australia. “He could be starting as early as Monday. We are all still locking in the starting day.” On rejecting dozens of job offers, she added: “Most of those were outside New Zealand, so they weren’t on the cards.” Mark Cropp with his girlfriend Taneia Ruki  Credit: Caters  Meanwhile, tattoo laser removal company Sacred Laser has offered to remove the DEVAST8 lettering from his face for free. It will take between eight and 12 sessions to completely remove the facial inking, the New Zealand Herald reports.  Bad celebrity tattoos Mr Cropp posted a job appeal on Facebook earlier this month after being turned away by several recruitment agencies over his appearance.   “I’m keen as to work but have one thing that is stopping me and that’s my tattoo on my face,” he wrote. “I don’t have a CV as of yet but have worked at NZ brick distributors before, also a scrap metal yard … Keen as on job or work place that will take me on.” This man’s Hebrew tattoo doesn’t say what he thinks it does Surprising celebrity tattoos


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