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US Democratic Senator Daniel Inouye dead at 88

US Democratic Senator Daniel Inouye, a decorated World War Two veteran who lost an arm in battle and represented Hawaii in Congress since its statehood more than a half century ago, died on Monday at age 88.

 

Inouye, who was chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee and third in the line of presidential succession as the Senate's senior member, d ied of complications from a respiratory illness, his office said in a statement. (Reuters)