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John McCain: Read the Tributes in His Honor

American has lost an icon.

No matter how you felt about John McCain's politics, it's impossible to argue with the impact this Vietnam War hero had on his nation.

The Republican nominee for President in 2008 and a Senator from Arizona since 1987, McCain died from brain cancer on Saturday, August 25.

Within minutes, tributes poured forth from past Presidents, current politicians and many others.

McCain was viewed with respect from both sides of the aisle unlike perhaps any politician in the last 50 years.

Read some of the most notable messages below and join us in sending condolences to the entire McCain family…

1. Meghan McCain

Meghan statement

2. Mitch McConnell

Mcconnell statement

3. Barack Obama

Obama statement

4. Sarah Palin

Palin reaction

5. Joe Biden

Biden reaction

6. George W. Bush

George w bush reaction

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Meghan Markle: How Did She Honor Princess Diana at the Royal Wedding?

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Prince Harry married Meghan Markle in an unforgettable ceremony at Windsor Castle this morning.

At this point, virtually every aspect of the royal wedding has been dissected on social media and in the tabloids.

There have been in-depth discussions about Meghan and Harry’s celebrity guests; the moving ceremony that incorporated elements of the cultures in which both newlyweds were raised; and of course, the fabulous dress worn by the new Duchess of Sussex.

But some of the more subtle details of the ceremony have been largely overlooked.

For example, there’s been little coverage of the moving ways in which Meghan and Harry paid tribute to his late mother, Princess Diana.

The most poignant tribute to the late Princess Di may have been the inclusion of her most beloved flower in Meghan’s 16-foot veil.

“The spring blooms include Forget-Me-Nots which were Diana, Princess of Wales’ favorite flower,” a statement from Kensington Palace read.

“The couple specifically chose them to be included in Ms. Markle’s bouquet to honor the memory of the late Princess on this special day.”

For her second outfit of the day (pictured above) Meghan combined her something borrowed with her something blue by sporting an aquamarine ring from Princess Diana’s private collection.

Meg also kept an unofficial British tradition alive by collaborating with a female British designer to craft the perfect dress, just as Di and Kate Middleton did.

As for Harry, his signals that his mother was on his mind were a bit more subtle but no less potent.

Royal watchers believe Harry’s tendency to bite his lower lip was inherited from Diana:

“This is a micro-expression,” human behavioral expert Susan Constantine tells Good Housekeeping.

“In this deeply personal moment, Harry is trying to conceal his emotions.”

And that’s not the only way in which Harry’s body language spoke volumes, as royal experts noted that he flouted custom by watching Meg walk down the aisle:

“At a British wedding, the groom and his best man (or supporter) will face the altar as the bride walks down the aisle,” says Myka Meira of Beaumont Etiquette.

“He won’t turn to look at her until she is beside him.”

Those Brits, they’re an understated bunch.

Check out more highlights from Harry and Meghan’s big day in the gallery below:

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Ellen DeGeneres Gifts Jimmy Kimmel a Hospital Room Named in His Son’s Honor

There's more to Jimmy Kimmel than interviews with Stormy Daniels or with The Bachelor favorite Bekah Martinez. He's a husband and a father.

He's opened up on his show about his son Billy's serious congenital heart problems that require multiple surgeries.

As you'll see in the sweet video below, Ellen DeGeneres has found a beautiful and meaningful way to honor his son's health battle.

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Jimmy Kimmel and Ellen DeGeneres affirm their friendship.

The two then discuss Jimmy Kimmel's young son's ongoing health battle. He was born with genetic heart disease.

Congenital heart problems can often be serious or even fatal, but Billy has undergone surgeries in an attempt to save his lie.

It's hard on Jimmy Kimmel and his wife. It's harder still on Billy.

When Ellen shares that she's about to spring one of her famous surprises on Jimmy Kimmel, he looks genuinely surprised.

Jimmy kimmel hand pinch

(Here, we see Jimmy Kimmel pinching his hand in an attempt to use acupressure to prevent himself for crying. Ellen tells him that the pressure point is for headaches. He's so goofy)

As it turns out, the wonderful surprise that Ellen has for Jimmy and his family is that she's had a hospital room named after Billy.

It is named in honor of him, not in memory — Billy is alive, folks.

It's a sweet move. Cynical critics might describe it as an "empty gesture," but it's not like Ellen can just magically heal Jimmy's son. This is a sweet thing to do.

And Ellen had another surprise for Jimmy Kimmel — she had some of his son's nurses from the hospital in the audience.

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Jimmy Kimmel has brought his son onto the stage with him as he continues to share Billy's health battle with audiences.

His candid sharing of that part of his life has made him one of the most vocal supporters of health care reform.

Many point to his moving, tearful monologues when they talk about the need for universal health care — that no one and especially no child should be condemned to die because they aren't rich.

Jimmy Kimmel of course, is rich enough to afford his son's treatments.

Any other family would have to try crowdsourcing or bankruptcy in an effort to save their baby's life.

Jimmy kimmel fights back tears

During his interview with Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel opens up about how emotional he gets.

As we mention, he shares that he sometimes pinches an acupressure point on his hand as an effort to hold back tears.

Ellen corrects him — acupressure points can sometimes have multiple purposes, but the point that he pinches to no avail is supposed to help with headache relief.

So, you know, no wonder that doesn't work for him.

Also, his teary eyes are a refreshing dose of emotional honesty in a society that tries to tell men that they're not supposed to cry.

Jimmy kimmel and ellen degeneres

As you can see in the video below, both Jimmy and Ellen are delights.

But you probably already knew that.

(Of course, people who think that Ellen DeGeneres is part of the "deep state" that the US doesn't have in the first place probably think that Jimmy's part of the same nonexistent organization)

Watch this sweet video — and hear Jimmy Kimmel's anecdote of crying at someone else's wedding when he worked as a DJ.

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