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Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii dead at 88

Posted: December 17, 2012 at 5:10 p.m.

In this Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 file photo, Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, president pro temper of the Senate, and a recipient of the Medal of Honor, attends a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, where he is presented a commemorative coin marking the 150th anniversary of the creation of the Medal of Honor by Congress. Inouye has died of respiratory complications, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. He was 88.

— The office of Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, says the Medal of Honor recipient and 50-year veteran of the Senate has died of respiratory complications at a Washington-area hospital.

The 88-year-old Inouye was the longest serving senator and was president pro tempore of the Senate, third in the line presidential succession.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Inouye’s death on the Senate floor.

Read more on this story in tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

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