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A teenager who was in the car when her 17-year-old friend Jessica Hernandez was fatally shot by Denver police this week gave an account of the shooting to a local TV station that appears to directly conflict with what police told the public.

The witness, who was one of four teens in a car with Hernandez at the time of the shooting, spoke to KUSA on the condition of anonymity for a segment that aired Tuesday night and was published online on Wednesday.

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A former Iowa state Representative who supported Mitt Romney in his last presidential campaign is worried that he could end up like Brett Favre, the notoriously indecisive former NFL quarterback.

"I really love Mitt and I think he would have been an awesome president, but I don't want him to be like Brett Favre," former Iowa state Rep. Renee Schulte told Bloomberg Politics. "I'm confused about what's happening."

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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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