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In wake of storm, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie loses primary

In wake of storm, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie loses primary

HONOLULU, Aug. 11 (UPI) --Neil Abercrombie has become the first incumbent Hawaiian governor to lose a primary while his appointee to the U.S. Senate is ahead in a still undecided race.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013.
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President Obama awards 16 Americans the Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Obama awards 16 Americans the Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Sixteen Americans -- titans in science, communications, music, civil rights, government and sports -- received the Presidential Medal of Freedom Wednesday.
President Clinton, Oprah Winfree, Loretta Lynn to get Medal of Freedom

President Clinton, Oprah Winfree, Loretta Lynn to get Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and Loretta Lynn are among those to receive the Medal of Freedom, the White House announced Wednesday.

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Bill Clinton, Ernie Banks, Oprah to get Medal of Freedom

Bill Clinton, Ernie Banks, Oprah to get Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Former President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Ernie Banks and Gloria Steinem are among 16 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom announced Thursday.

Senate defense subcommittee approves $594 billion Pentagon bill

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- The Senate defense subcommittee approved a $594.4 billion bill Tuesday that keeps Pentagon spending in 2014 at pre-sequestration levels.
Biden hopes federal immigration reform will be law by end of summer

Biden hopes federal immigration reform will be law by end of summer

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says he hopes Congress will pass immigration reform legislation by the end of the summer.

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Schatz sworn in to replace Inouye

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Less than 24 hours after Hawaii Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz was appointed to the U.S. Senate, he was sworn in to succeed the late Daniel Inouye.

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Abercrombie names Schatz to succeed Inouye

HONOLULU, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie Wednesday named Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz to succeed U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, who died Dec. 17 of respiratory complications at age 88.

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Obama golfs on 1st day of vacation

Obama golfs on 1st day of vacation

HONOLULU, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- President Obama and his family landed in Honolulu early Saturday for their Christmas vacation and the president got in a round of golf later in the day.
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Director of National Intelligence nominee Dennis Blair (L) listens as Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI) listens as he introduces him before Blair testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee during his confirmation hearing in Washington on January 22, 2009. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Daniel Ken "Dan" Inouye (pronounced /ɨˈnoʊweɪ/;, Japanese: 井上 建, Inoue Ken; born September 7, 1924) is an American politician who is the senior United States Senator from Hawaii and the President pro tempore of the United States Senate making him the highest-ranking Asian American politician in American history. A Democrat, Inouye is the chairman of the influential United States Senate Committee on Appropriations.

Inouye has been a senator since 1963, and since the death of Robert Byrd is the most senior senator. He is also the second longest serving U.S. Senator in history after Byrd. Inouye has continuously represented Hawaii in the U.S. Congress since it achieved statehood in 1959, serving as Hawaii's first U.S. Representative and later a senator. Inouye was the first Japanese-American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and later the first in the U.S. Senate. At age 86, Inouye is the second-oldest current senator, after 87 year old Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey. He is also a recipient of the United States Medal of Honor.

As President pro tempore of the Senate, Inouye is third in the line of Presidential succession (behind the Vice President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives) and signs all bills that are passed by the Senate before they are sent to the President of the United States to be signed into law or vetoed.

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