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BRIEF: Senator Inouye Recovering Under Hospital Care

December 11, 2012, 8:37 AM HST
* Updated December 11, 9:19 AM
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US Senator Daniel Inouye, courtesy photo.

By Wendy Osher

US Senator Daniel Inouye is under observation as doctors regulate his oxygen intake.

The orders came after the 88-year-old senator reportedly fainted at his office on Thursday.

Governor Neil Abercrombie issued a message of aloha on Monday afternoon, wishing the senator a speedy recovery.

Inouye is the most senior Senate Democrat, and is the third in line for presidential succession.

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Officials say he is “alert, feisty, and ready to get back to work as soon as possible.”

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