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7:57 am
Mon March 2, 2015

U.S.-Israel Partnership 'Transcends Politics,' Ambassador Power Says

Originally published on Mon March 2, 2015 8:05 am

Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., told an audience at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee that the U.S. relationship with Israel would transcend any differences.

"We believe firmly that Israel's security and the U.S.-Israel partnership transcends politics and it always will," she said.

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The Two-Way
6:53 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Netanyahu In Washington For Controversial Speech To Congress

A handout image provided by the Israeli Government Press Office shows Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sarah, leaving Tel Aviv on their way to Washington Sunday.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Washington, D.C., where he'll deliver a speech to Congress Tuesday — an event that's causing debate both in the U.S. and Israel. The leader's plans were made without consulting the White House; he will not meet with President Obama during the visit.

Netanyahu will appear Monday morning at the annual conference of AIPAC, a powerful pro-Israeli lobby, where he's expected to urge the U.S. to impose sanctions on Iran instead of making a deal over the country's nuclear ambitions.

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World
5:48 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Canadian Banknotes Honor Spock — More Or Less

Originally published on Mon March 2, 2015 6:15 am

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The Two-Way
4:51 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Iraq Launches Effort To Retake Tikrit From ISIS Fighters

Members of Iraqi security forces drive toward an area south of Tikrit this weekend. An Iraqi force has launched a military offensive, hoping to push ISIS out of Tikrit.
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Originally published on Mon March 2, 2015 5:27 am

An Iraqi force has begun a large-scale operation to recapture Tikrit, according to state TV. Tikrit, the hometown of Saddam Hussein, lies between Baghdad and Mosul, a city in northern Iraq that's in the heart of territory claimed by the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

The push is relying on artillery and air strikes, as well as militia that reportedly include both Shiite and Sunni fighters.

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Latin America
4:33 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Euthanasia Is Illegal In Chile; Young Patient Wants Right To Die

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