A black and white photo of Sen. John McCain leaning on a column and looking to the side

President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a major federal grant to the state of Arizona to help design and build a new McCain National Library at Arizona State University. The McCain National Library will honor the life and legacy of the late John McCain, who represented Arizona first as a U.S. representative and then as a longtime U.S. senator and a Republican presidential nominee. The new 80,000-square-foot national library will include archives for McCain’s papers and materials from his decades of high-profile work while in office. A visitor’s center and an Arizona home for the Washington, D.C.-based McCain Institute are among other elements planned for the site.

Marble Canyon area of the Colorado River.

Artist Aileen Martinez (center) teaches attendees how to make paper picado — a traditional Mexican decoration made by cutting designs into tissue paper — during the Mexican Independence Day event held Friday at the ASU Art Museum. In addition to arts-and-crafts activities, the celebration also featured lotería games, face painting, salsa lessons, music and food. Photo by Paula Soria/Arizona State University

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