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Sen. Tom Coburn

U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) speaks during a news conference December 17, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Sen. Coburn held the news conference to release "Wastebook 2013," his annual report of "examples of wasteful and low-priority spending" of the U.S. Government. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sen. Tom Coburn

Yahoo NewsJanuary 17, 2014

Sen. Tom Coburn has announced he will resign at the end of the current session of Congress, nearly two years before his term is scheduled to end.

The decision comes just months after the two-term Republican senator was diagnosed with a recurrence of prostate cancer, but the 65-year-old said in a statement late Thursday that his health wasn't the reason. (AP)

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