New York Daily News honors John McCain, Aretha Franklin: ‘The heart & soul of America’

New York Daily News honors John McCain, Aretha Franklin: ‘The heart & soul of America’
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The New York Daily News on Saturday honored Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMellman: Where are good faith and integrity? GOP senator says Republicans didn't control Senate when they held majority Pence met with silence after mentioning Trump in Munich speech MORE (R-Ariz.) and Aretha Franklin on the paper’s front page, calling the late icons the “heart & soul of America.”

Saturday’s front page came the day after Franklin’s funeral service in Detroit, and the day of McCain’s funeral in Washington, D.C.

“Farewell to the heart & soul of America,” the caption reads.

Franklin, known as the “Queen of Soul,” died from pancreatic cancer earlier this month. Her hours-long funeral service featured remarks from musical and political icons, including Stevie Wonder, Rev. Al Sharpton and former President Bill Clinton.

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McCain, who died Aug. 25, just over a year after his brain cancer diagnosis was made public, was widely respected as a "maverick" and a "hero" by members of both major political parties.

Former presidents Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaObama attends UNC-Duke basketball game Obama, Steph Curry team up to tell young men of color: 'You matter' The Memo: Bernie Sanders’s WH launch sharpens ‘socialist’ question MORE and George W. Bush delivered eulogies at his funeral Saturday at the Washington National Cathedral.