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Senate Democrat Reid to retire; wants Schumer as next leader 9:39pm EDT

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said on Friday he will retire next year and threw his weight behind New York Senator Chuck Schumer to replace him as leader after he leaves office. | Video

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Kerry orders probe of U.S. State Department email procedures

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has asked the department's inspector general to look into procedures for handling emails by State Department employees, the department said on Friday.

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Senate passes Republican budget with deep safety net cuts

WASHINGTON - The Senate passed a Republican-authored budget plan early on Friday that seeks $5.1 trillion in domestic spending cuts over 10 years while boosting military funding.

Global Energy News 4:26am EDT
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Senate delays vote on Medicare payment fix for two weeks

WASHINGTON - The Senate will wait more than two weeks before acting on a bill to permanently fix the flawed formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, after an April 1 deadline to start a 21 percent cut in payment rates.

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Japan PM Abe to address joint session of Congress

WASHINGTON - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will address a joint meeting of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on April 29, becoming the first Japanese leader to do so.

World, Japan 26 Mar 2015