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Published December 18, 2012, 12:00 AM

Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii


In this undated photo provided by the 442nd Veterans Club, Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, is shown in uniform when he was a member of the Army's 442nd Regimental Combat Team, made up almost entirely of Japanese-Americans during World War II. 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/442nd Veterans Club, File)
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