Senator Daniel Inouye dies at 88

Associated Press
Preparations are made for Senate President Pro Tempore Daniel K. Inouye, D-Hawaii, to lie in state Thursday in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Democratic Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii died Dec. 16 at age 88 after battling a respiratory illness. Inouye won the Medal of Honor in World War II—a conflict that cost him his right arm—and later became the first Japanese-American House member and then senator.

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