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Sen. Daniel Inouye Dies At 88, As Senate Loses Its Most Senior Member

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Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, 88, has died of respiratory complications, according to reports from the AP and other news agencies. The World War II veteran, a Democrat, had been the most senior member of the Senate. He joined its ranks in 1963, shortly after Hawaii became a state.

At the time of his death, Inouye was the president pro tempore, placing him third in the line of succession, behind Vice President Biden. He was also the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

According to the senator's staff, he died at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, just after 5 p.m. ET.
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Amanda Lang was a wonderful member of the Opednews team, and the first volunteer editor, for a good number of years being a senior editor. She passed away summer 2014.

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