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Clarification: Akaka Memorial story

Sen. Daniel Akaka's casket is escorted by a military honor guards to the Capitol Rotunda, Friday, May 18, 2018 in Honolulu. Hawaii Army National Guard soldiers carried the senator's casket to the Capitol rotunda on Friday where Akaka will lie in state for 24 hours. Akaka died in April at the age of 93 after being hospitalized for several months. He was the first Native Hawaiian elected to Congress. (Craig T. Kojima/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)

HONOLULU (AP) — In a story on May 18, 2018, The Associated Press reported that former U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka was the first Native Hawaiian elected to Congress. Akaka was the first Native Hawaiian to serve in the U.S. Senate after Hawaii became a state, but other Native Hawaiians had been elected as delegates to Congress when Hawaii was still a U.S. territory.

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