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Congress, Obama in Hawaii for Inouye services on Sunday

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The White House on Saturday afternoon confirmed that the president and first lady will join a contingent of other Washington figures in attending funeral services in Hawaii on Sunday for Sen. Daniel Inouye.

The president, who grew up in Hawaii, arrived there Saturday for a beachfront holiday break with his family.

According to The Hill newspaper, a group of Mr. Inouye’s congressional colleagues flew out of Washington on Saturday to attend the Sunday services at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

The congressional contingent, including a number of Mr. Inouye’s fellow senators, is expected to return to Washington late Sunday.

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David Eldridge

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David Eldridge joined The Washington Times in 1999 and over the next seven years helped lead the paper's coverage of regional politics and government, Sept. 11, and the sniper attacks of 2002. In 2006, he was named managing editor of the paper's website. He came to The Times from the Telegraph in North Platte, Neb., where he served as executive ...

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