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McCain to lie in state in Arizona and D.C.

Posted at 12:42 AM, Aug 26, 2018

The New York Times reported late Saturday night that Senator John McCain will lie in state at the Arizona Capitol building and then the U.S. Capitol before being buried at Annapolis, Md.

McCain died on Saturday in Arizona after a 13-month battle with brain cancer.

The Times cited Republican sources as McCain's family finalizes plans to honor the senator from Arizona. 

McCain will also reportedly have a full dress funeral at the Washington National Cathedral.

Two of McCain's former political rivals, Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, will deliver eulogies, the Times reported, citing Republican sources. President Donald Trump is reportedly not invited to McCain's funeral, but Vice President Mike Pence will receive an invitation. 

McCain will be the 30th dignitary to have lain in state in the U.S. Capitol since 1852, and the first since Senator Daniel Inouye lain in state in 2012. Eleven of the previous 29 dignitaries who have lain in state were presidents. 

The tradition of lying in state would generally include an opportunity for the public to pay their respects.