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Martha McSally tapped to fill John McCain's former Arizona Senate seat

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced Tuesday that he has appointed Martha McSally to fill the state's Senate seat that will be vacated by Sen. Jon Kyl at the end of 2018, per the Arizona Republic.

Flashback: McSally lost a close midterm Senate race last month to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema for Sen. Jeff Flake's seat. For the next two years, she will now assume the late Sen. John McCain's seat, which Kyl has occupied since September.

Bipartisan senators propose human rights commission honoring McCain

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Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) will introduce a resolution on the floor of the Senate Monday to establish the John S. McCain III Human Rights Commission, CNN reports.

Details: The bipartisan commission, which the senators will propose on the 70th anniversary of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights, will work to raise awareness of human rights issues and develop initiatives in the Senate. McCain, who died in August, left behind a legacy of "shining a light on human rights abuses across the world and building bipartisan coalitions to take action," Tillis wrote in a statement.

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