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Flags at White House back at half-staff after being raised Monday following McCain's death

Posted: 7:42 AM, Aug 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-27 20:05:13Z

UPDATE (1:50 p.m. MT): After complaints from the American Legion and movements by many states around the country, including Colorado , to fly their flags at half-staff through the weekend, the White House flag was back at half-staff by Monday afternoon.


WASHINGTON (AP) — The flags at the White House, which were lowered over the weekend to mark the death of Sen. John McCain, are back at full-staff.

The flags at the U.S. Capitol, meanwhile, remained at half-staff on Monday to honor the Arizona Republican, who died Saturday of brain cancer.

President Donald Trump offered his condolences on Twitter to McCain's family but hasn't issued a presidential proclamation with an order lowering the flags. The two had a long-running feud.

U.S. Flag Code states that flags be lowered "on the day of death and the following day for a Member of Congress."

After Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts died in 2009, President Barack Obama ordered flags at the White House be flown at half-staff for five days.

The White House didn't immediately respond to questions Monday.