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WASHINGTON (AP) — The office of Sen. John McCain says the ailing Arizona Republican will return to the Senate on Tuesday, the day of the health care vote. In a statement Monday night, McCain's office says he looks forward to continuing work on "important legislation." It cites specifically health care reform, the National Defense Authorization Act and new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea. McCain has been diagnosed with cancer. His return to the Senate had been uncertain.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Mexico's foreign ministry says that "according to preliminary information" 25 of the migrants inside a sweltering tractor-trailer in Texas were Mexican. A ministry statement issued Monday night said that based interviews by Mexican consulate personnel and contact with local authorities "we can say that of the 10 people who lost their lives ... four were of Mexican nationality." The statement also said that of the 29 people hospitalized, 21 are Mexican.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — His costly bid to be smuggled by truck from Mexico into the United States nearly cost him his life. Laborer Adan Lara Vega was charged $5,500 to be brought into the U.S. Lara Vega told The Associated Press that he and his friends boarded a black tractor-trailer compartment with no ventilation. He says he heard crying and people asking for water. The truck was found early Sunday outside a Walmart store. The deadly heat claimed 10 lives.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Trump continues to rage against Sessions' decision to recuse himself from all matters related to the Russia investigation. The president's anger again bubbled into public view Monday as he referred to Sessions in a tweet as "beleaguered." Privately, Trump has speculated aloud to allies in recent days about the potential consequences of firing Sessions.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's security cabinet has decided to remove metal detectors set up at the entrance to a Jerusalem holy site, angering Muslims. It announced early Tuesday that "sophisticated technology" will be used instead of the devices. It did not elaborate on when the metal detectors would be removed or what would replace them.
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