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John McCain hospitalized after surgery to treat intestinal infection

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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) remains hospitalized but is in stable condition after undergoing surgery in Phoenix on Sunday to treat an intestinal infection, his office said in a statement Monday.

McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer last year, and has been recovering from the side effects of his cancer treatment at his home in Arizona since December.

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Eritrea's coastline for hire

A woman looks for clams on a beach in Eritrea. Photo: Eric Lafforgue/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

Eritrea is in dire need of economic development, but it has isolated itself from regional neighbors and the international community and doesn't trust or accept any foreign aid.

The bottom line: Without aid, Eritrea has to find other ways to make money, and one big asset is its coastline. The strip of land — just 200 miles from the Arabian peninsula where deadly conflicts between Gulf nations are playing out — is available to the highest Arab bidder.