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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.

Obama to attend Foley service at Capitol

President Barack Obama will be among current and former leaders attending a memorial service for the late Tom Foley, former House speaker and U.S. ambassador, Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol.

The White House announced this morning that Obama will attend the service in Statuary Hall. Former President Bill Clinton, whose first two years in the White House coincided with Foley's last two as speaker, is also scheduled to attend.

Foley, 84, died last Friday of complications from a stroke. He served for 30 years as the representative from Eastern Washington's 5th Congressional District, the last five as speaker of the House.

The Capitol service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday. A Spokane memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. next Friday at St. Aloysius Church on Gonzaga University campus.

 

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