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(CNN) - Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, the Senate's second-longest serving member, has died at age 88, his office announced. 

He had served as chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, the Senate Commerce

Committee and was the first chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, according to his office.

Inouye earned the Medal of Honor for charging a series of machine gun nests in Italy during World War II.

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