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December 19, 2012

Flags lowered in W.Va. to honor Inouye

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Flags at state facilities are being lowered in honor of the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye.

In accordance with a presidential proclamation, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Tuesday evening ordered all U.S. and state flags to be flown at half-staff.

Inouye, the longest serving current member of the U.S. Senate, died of respiratory complications on Monday. He was 88.

Officials say the flags be flown at half-staff until sunset on the day of Inouye's burial. Inouye's office has not yet released any details about his memorial.

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