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A trio of House Democrats plan to send a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), pressing him to postpone an upcoming speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whom Boehner invited to speak on Iran without consulting the White House.

"We write to urge you to postpone your invitation to Prime Minister Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress in March," the draft letter said.

Reps. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Maxine Waters (D-CA) are circulating the letter, as Politico first reported.

"The timing of this invitation and lack of coordination with the White House indicate that this is not an ordinary diplomatic visit," they wrote. "Rather this appears to be an attempt to promote new sanctions legislation against Iran that could undermine critical negotiations."

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PARIS (AP) — Police detained and questioned an 8-year-old boy from the south of France who claimed to support the men who attacked the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, drawing criticism Thursday that France's measures to prevent people from defending terrorism have gone overboard.

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