U.S. Senator Rubio could announce White House bid April 13: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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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Arkansas Senate passes religion bill seen as targeting gays

(Reuters) - The Arkansas Senate overwhelmingly approved on Friday a Republican-backed bill whose authors say is intended to protect religious freedoms but critics contend could allow businesses to refuse service to gay people.

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Republican lawmaker says Clinton wiped clean email server

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican chairman of a House of Representatives committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks said on Friday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had failed to respond to the panel's subpoena for documents in the case.

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Senate Democrat Reid to retire; wants Schumer as next leader

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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.

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Republican lawmaker says Clinton wiped clean email server

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican chairman of a U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks said on Friday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had failed to respond to the panel's subpoena for documents in the case.

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Arkansas Senate passes religion bill seen as targeting gays

(Reuters) - The Arkansas Senate overwhelmingly approved on Friday a Republican-backed bill whose authors say is intended to protect religious freedoms but critics contend could allow businesses to refuse service to gay people.

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Senate Democrat Reid to retire; wants Schumer as next leader

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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.

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

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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.

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U.S. ethics panel probes Kentucky lawmaker over wife's lobbying

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A special investigative panel will probe allegations that a Kentucky lawmaker helped his wife lobby on behalf of the Humane Society of the United States, the U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Friday.

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Exclusive: Upset by Warren, U.S. banks debate halting some campaign donations

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Big Wall Street banks are so upset with U.S. Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren's call for them to be broken up that some have discussed withholding campaign donations to Senate Democrats in symbolic protest, sources familiar with the discussions said.

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

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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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White House pans Senate-passed budget for 'gimmicks,' funding cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House criticized the budget passed by the Republican-led U.S. Senate on Friday for boosting military funding while cutting domestic spending on education, job training and manufacturing programs touted by President Barack Obama.

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