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Senate approves defense bill despite veto threat 3:37pm EDT

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday that would allow the military to avoid mandatory spending cuts, setting up a likely veto from President Barack Obama, who is pushing for a broader budget deal.

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Republicans defend House Benghazi panel; Democrat seeks review

WASHINGTON - U.S. House Republicans on Wednesday defended the special committee investigating the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, while one Democrat filed a complaint seeking an internal review of potential ethics violations. | Video

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In Cuba, U.S. commerce secretary promotes private sector

HAVANA - U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker told Cuban officials on Wednesday that Washington wants to promote the Communist country's nascent private sector to maximize trade and build on newly restored diplomatic relations.

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California governor signs renewable electricity bill into law

LOS ANGELES - California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed into law a bill requiring the state to produce half of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, a goal that he said was key to combating global climate change.


Draft Biden launches first ad in 2016 presidential race

NEW YORK - Draft Biden, the political action committee created to urge Joe Biden to jump into the 2016 presidential race, has released its first national television ad in the latest sign the vice president is moving closer to a decision to run.

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