U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, the second-longest-serving senator in U.S. history and winner of the Medal of Honor for combat heroics in World War II, has died.

He was 88. "His last words were, 'Aloha,'" his office said.

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President Barack Obama spoke at a prayer vigil in Newton, Connecticut, Sunday night in honor of the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Quoting from scripture more than once and clearly stung by Friday's events on a personal level, Obama lent a father's sympathy to this town's (and nation's) grief.

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