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U.S. Senator Rubio could announce White House bid April 13: report 12:49pm EDT

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is likely to make an announcement on his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on April 13 in Miami, according to a local news report.

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Pentagon vows 'demanding but fair' in F-35 talks with Lockheed

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Defense Department on Friday said it will be "demanding but fair" in negotiations with Lockheed Martin Corp for the next two batches of F-35 fighter jets, one of the Pentagon's largest-ever sole-source contracts.

27 Mar 2015
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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.

27 Mar 2015
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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 27 Mar 2015
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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.

Health, 27 Mar 2015