Sen. Inouye of Hawaii Dead at 88

Medal of Honor recipient died of respiratory complications

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Dec 17, 2012 5:01 PM CST

(Newser) – Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, the influential Democrat who broke racial barriers on Capitol Hill and played key roles in congressional investigations of the Watergate and Iran-Contra scandals, died Monday. He was 88. Inouye, a senator since January 1963, was currently the longest-serving senator and...   Read full story »

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