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John McCain, US Republican senator and twotime presidential candidate, has died from brain cancer, aged 81. A figurehead of American politics, the senator represented Arizona in Congress for 35 years, first in the House of Representatives and then in the Senate. He was a Navy veteran who was held prisoner for five years during the Vietnam War, where he underwent torture – he would later, as a politician, be one of the most vocal opponents of torture. In 2008, he ran for president against Barack Obama, choosing Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as a running mate. A fierce Trump opponent and a Republican who was “conservative but not a conservative”, according to journalist William Buckley, he cast a decisive thumbs-down vote against the Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act in July. brain cerveau / figurehead figure de proue / Navy marine / to undergo, went, went subir / vocal qui se fait entendre, fervent / to run, ran, run for être candidat à / running mate colistière; ici, candidate à la vice-présidence / to cast, cast, cast a vote voter / thumbs-down pouce vers bas, réf. au geste qu’a fait John McCain pour signifier son rejet / bill projet de loi / to repeal abroger / Affordable Care Act ou Obamacare, loi votée en 2010 instituant la couverture de santé universelle.