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									By Ianthe Metzger

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McCain's death narrowed the number of Republican-held seats in the 100-member US Senate to 50, with Democrats controlling 49. Ms. McSally held a moment of silence for Mr. McCain at her victory rally, before tearing into Ms. Sinema.

The president has dominated the race to replace Sen.

Republicans are trying to defend the seat vacated by retiring GOP senator Jeff Flake, whose persistent criticism of Trump made him unpopular with conservative voters.

Congresswoman Martha McSally, the Republican establishment favorite, fended off competitive challenges from the far-right to face Kyrsten Sinema, a Democratic congresswoman from Phoenix, setting the stage for one of the most anticipated open-seat Senate elections this year.

In reliably Republican Oklahoma, two GOP candidates in a runoff race for governor have been battling over who is more supportive of Trump.

And in Florida, a shooting in Jacksonville on Sunday could amplify the issue of gun control in many races this fall following the attack at a Parkland, Fla., high school earlier this year that killed 17 students and staff.

USA security advisor says United States might attack Syria again
But the latest warning is more specific, and it comes on the eve of what may be one of the bloodiest campaigns in Syria's civil war.

More than four meters in New Zealand found a giant squid
The size of the giant squid easily overshadowed any of the fearless souls that had the guts to lay beside the poor sea creature. Now the squid was sent to the national research Institute of water and atmosphere New Zealand for more detailed study.

UAE Jets Target Allied Coalition Forces in Yemen Shores
Lack of coordination among the Saudi-led coalition has put Saudi Arabia and the UAE at loggerheads during the war on Yemen. They also called on all sides to halt hostilities, and urged support for United Nations efforts to broker a peace deal.

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who's running for U.S. Senate in Arizona following his pardon by President Donald Trump, says he can't say if late senator and Vietnam War legend John McCain is a hero. But Democrats were in a festive mood, as results showed that voter turnout, usually damp in mid-term elections, had edged up by around 5 per cent according to Ms Felecia Rotellini, the party's state chairman.

Rep. Martha McSally, the first female combat pilot in US history, is national Republicans' preferred nominee. The President's endorsement of Rep. Ron DeSantis immediately affected the GOP contest to replace Gov. Rick Scott.

Trump reiterated his support for DeSantis on Twitter Monday, calling the congressman a "special person" who is "Strong on Crime, Borders and wants Low Taxes".

McCain's death has highlighted anew the shift in the Republican Party since he captured the GOP nomination for president in 2008. Democrats describe Edmondson's time in office as 'someone who fights for the little guy.' Former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and Tulsa businessman Kevin Stitt will face off in the Republican runoff Tuesday.

The hardcore anti-immigration Arpaio was pardoned past year by Trump after he was convicted of criminal contempt for defying a court order in a racial profiling case. Meanwhile, Ward was endorsed by former Trump adviser Steve Bannon, and Arpaio noted his early support for Trump's presidential run. Bill Clinton was the last Democratic presidential nominee to carry Arizona in 1996. That means McSally could come out on top even if a majority of Republicans split their vote between the more right-leaning Ward and Arpaio. But Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, the favorite of the in-state GOP establishment, has done his best Trump impression, with broadsides against "fake news" and dubbing himself an "NRA sellout".

Trump has not endorsed any of the three Republicans. On the Democratic side, Former Rep. Gwen Graham and Philip Levine, the former mayor of Miami Beach, look to be the front runners for the Democratic nomination. "It's up to all of us to follow his lead of always putting country over party", the Democrat said.

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