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Obama orders flags at half-staff for Foley

Flags are flying at half staff outside the U.S. Capitol and at federal buildings around the nation today in honor of former Rep. Tom Foley of Spokane.

President Barack Obama ordered the flags lowered Monday for Foley, who served in the House of Representatives for 30 years -- five of them as speaker -- and as ambassador to Japan.

Obama and former President Bill Clinton are scheduled to attend a memorial service today in the Capitol's Statuary Hall for Foley.




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Jim Camden
Jim Camden is the Olympia bureau chief, covering the Legislature and state government. He also is a political columnist and blogger for Spin Control.

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