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Phoenix Mulls Naming Airport Terminal for Sen. John McCain

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    FILE--In this July 27, 2017, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain says he hates the healthy diet his wife and daughter are forcing on him as he fights an aggressive form of brain cancer but expects to return to the Senate next month. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, file)

    Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is proposing that a terminal of the city's airport should be named after Arizona Sen. John McCain.

    In a statement Thursday, Stanton says "giving something back to an American hero, a former naval aviator, and a 30-year member of the U.S. Senate is the least we can do."

    Stanton's proposal faces a Nov. 29 vote by the City Council.

    Terminal 3 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is undergoing a $590 million renovation that's expected to be completed by 2020.

    Terminal 4 is named after another long-serving Republican senator from Arizona who also ran for president -- Barry Goldwater, who died in 1998.

    The 81-year-old McCain was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer earlier this year.