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President Barack Obama, left, comforts Irene Hirano Inouye, the widow of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, during a memorial service for the late senator, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Honolulu. The 88-year-old Inouye died of respiratory complications on Dec. 17. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama, center right, comforts Irene Hirano Inouye, visits with the widow of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, right, as first lady Michelle Obama embraces Inouey's son, Daniel Ken Inouye, Jr., left, during a memorial service for the late senator at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Honolulu. Inouye, D-Hawaii, was the first Japanese-American elected to both houses of Congress and the second-longest serving senator in U.S. history. He died Dec. 17 at the age of 88. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Irene Hirano Inouye, the widow of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, holds the flag that was draped over her husband's casket during a memorial service at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Honolulu. Inouye, 88, died Dec. 17. He was the first Japanese-American elected to both houses of Congress and the second-longest serving senator in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, commander of the U.S. Army Pacific, presents an American flag to Irene Hirano Inouye, widow of Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, as she sits with President Barack Obama and first Lady Michelle Obama, left, during the memorial service for the late senator at the Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. Inouye, the first Japanese-American elected to both houses of Congress, died Dec. 17 at age 88. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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President Barack Obama, left, comforts Irene Hirano Inouye, the widow of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, during a memorial service for the late senator, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Honolulu. The 88-year-old Inouye died of respiratory complications on Dec. 17. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Irene Hirano Inouye, widow of Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, who was the second-longest-serving senator in history, looks at the casket of her husband as he lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Sen. Inouye was a Medal of Honor recipient who represented his state in the U.S. House and then the Senate, where he served for five decades. He died Monday evening at age 88 of respiratory complications. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Irene Hirano Inouye, the widow of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, pays her last respects to her husband's casket following a memorial service at the U.S. Capitol rotunda on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Sen. Inouye, who served as a U.S. senator for 50 years, is only the 31st person to lie in state in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. It is seen as a sign of respect. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Irene Hirano Inouye, widow of Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, who was the second-longest-serving senator in history, looks at the casket of her husband as he lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Sen. Inouye was a Medal of Honor recipient who represented his state in the U.S. House and then the Senate, where he served for five decades. He died Monday evening at age 88 of respiratory complications. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Irene Hirano Inouye, the widow of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, embraces other U.S. senators following a memorial service at the U.S. Capitol rotunda on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Sen. Inouye, who served as a U.S. senator for 50 years, is only the 31st person to lie in state in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. It is seen as a sign of respect. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Irene Hirano Inouye, the widow of Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, pays her respects before her husband's casket following a memorial service in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Sen. Inouye was the second-longest-serving senator in U.S. history. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)