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FILE - In this May 19, 1973 file photo, Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, D-Hawaii, a member of the Watergate investigating committee, questions witness James McCord during the hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, as John M. Montoya, Democrat of New Mexico, is at right. 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/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.