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Hawaii Gov defies late Sen. Daniel Inouye by appointing lieutenant governor as replacement

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Gov. Neil Abercrombie, D-Hawaii, defied the dying wish of Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, by appointing the state’s lieutenant governor to finish the senator’s term rather than Inouye’s preferred successor. “No one and nothing was pre-ordained,” Abercrombie said today when announcing that Lt. Governor Brian Schatz would finish out Inouye’s term, which ends in 2014. “Of course...