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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2009 file photo, Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, center, joins other lawmakers in announcing agreement on the $789 billion economic stimulus measure designed to create millions of jobs and help take the nation out of recession, at the Capitol in Washington, as from left to right stand: Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., Inouye, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa. Inouye, 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 of respiratory complications, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, according to his office. He was 88. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Senator Daniel Inouye dies at 88

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.