Senator Daniel Inouye dies at 88

Associated Press
FILE - In this July 24, 2009 file photo, President Barack Obama signs a proclamation celebrating the 19th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, left, looks over his shoulder in the East Room at the White House in Washington. Inouye has died of respiratory complications, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, according to his office. He was 88. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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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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