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John McCain lies in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda

VP Mike Pence and and wife Karen Pence view the casket of former Senator John McCain draped in an American flag in the Capitol Rotunda
Vice President Mike Pence and wife Karen Pence view the casket of former Senator John McCain in the Capitol Rotunda. Photo: Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images

Members of Congress and the president's cabinet gathered Friday morning with the McCain family to honor Sen. John McCain's life in a ceremony under the Capitol Dome. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the service.

Quote“This is one of the bravest souls our nation has ever produced.”
— Speaker Paul Ryan on what he will want his children to know about John McCain

Duncan Hunter and his wife plead not guilty

Congressman Duncan Hunter walks out of the San Diego Federal Courthouse after an arraignment hearing Thursday. Photo: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images
Congressman Duncan Hunter leaves the San Diego Federal Courthouse. Photo: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

House Republican Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and his wife pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges that they falsified finance records and misused $250,000 in campaign funds, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The details: The couple was indicted by a grand jury on Tuesday, and by Thursday Hunter said he'd step down from his committee assignments after initially declining to do so, according to Politico. Hunter and his wife remain free on bail, having been released on a $15,000 and $10,000 bond respectively.