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 McCainArizona race becomes Senate GOP’s ‘firewall’ Trump administration weakens methane pollution standards for drilling on public lands Another recession could hit US in 2019, says credit union association chief 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 ObamaFord taps Obama, Clinton alum to navigate Senate hearing McCaskill to oppose Kavanaugh nomination Presidential approval: It's the economy; except when it's not MORE and George W. Bush delivered eulogies at his funeral Saturday at the Washington National Cathedral.