Academy Award-winner Clint Eastwood ("Million Dollar Baby," "Mystic River") directs and stars as disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt, who sets out to reform his neighbor, a young Hmong teenager, who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: his 1972 Gran Torino. The two learn to grow beyond their own prejudices and struggles by fighting together to change the harsh realities of racial gang violence in their neighborhood.
Sen. John McCain gives a thumbs up before receiving the 2017 Liberty Medal from former Vice President Joe Biden at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia Monday night.
In his acceptance speech, the Republican senator warned against the US turning toward "half-baked, spurious nationalism." McCain said that to "fear" the world the US has led for the better part of a century, "abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe" and "refuse the obligations of international leadership ... for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems" is unpatriotic.
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