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Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign has not officially begun but suggestions she may have violated federal records laws are the latest kink in her nascent White House bid. Reports that Clinton used only personal email accounts during her four years as secretary of state have left her exposed to legal challenges and potentially more damaging allegations of evasiveness and political plotting. Clinton may have breached the Federal Records Act, which calls for official correspondence to be retained. The White House said it had given Obama administration employees "very specific guidance" to "use their official email accounts when they're conducting official government business," according to spokesman Josh Earnest.
Oil rebounded on Tuesday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Obama administration against accepting a weak nuclear deal with Iran, while rival Libyan forces targeted oil terminals in the African nation. Higher prices imposed by Saudi Arabia on its crude buyers in Asia, the United States and northwest Europe was another positive development, traders said, although some had expected benchmark Brent and U.S. oil futures to rally even more on that. U.S. crude futures were volatile on concerns that oil inventories in the United States had hit record highs. Industry group American Petroleum Group (API), however, indicated that last week's crude builds could be smaller than initially thought.