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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Sunday defended his invitation for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before Congress ahead of the Israeli elections and criticized the way the Obama administration has treated Netanyahu.

"I think the animosity exhibited by our administration toward the prime minister of Israel is reprehensible. And I think that the pressure that they've put on him over the last four or five years have frankly pushed him to the point where he had to speak up," Boehner said on CNN's "State of the Union." "I don't blame him at all for speaking up."

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Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote in a Sunday op-ed that he opposes religious freedom laws like the legislation recently passed in Indiana, and argued that the bills are veiled efforts to discriminate.

"There’s something very dangerous happening in states across the country," he wrote in a Washington Post op-ed. "A wave of legislation, introduced in more than two dozen states, would allow people to discriminate against their neighbors."

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program entered a critical phase on Monday with differences still remaining less than two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency considered abandoning its secret program to collect and store American calling records in the months before leaker Edward Snowden revealed the practice, current and former intelligence officials say, because some officials believed the costs outweighed the meager counterterrorism benefits.

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