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The Israeli ambassador to the United States defended Sunday Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming speech to Congress on Iran at the invitation of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH).

Ambassador Ron Dermer, a top Netanyahu confidante, posted the text of his speech at an event hosted by Israel Bonds in Boca Raton, Florida, to Facebook. He defended Netanyahu's speech as the prime minister's "sacred duty" given the existential threat that Iran would be to Israel if it acquired nuclear weapons.

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The Longview Police Department placed three officers on leave after a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed in the lobby of the station last week, the Marshall News Messenger reported.

According to officials, Kristiana Coignard entered the Texas police station on Thursday evening brandishing a weapon. Police spokeswoman Kristie Brian said Coignard used a phone in the lobby to call police dispatch and asked to see an officer.

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Guess it's never too soon: Hillary Clinton might not announce her 2016 presidential candidacy until April, according to Politico's Mike Allen, but some within her sphere are already floating vice presidential possibilities.

Allen canvassed the emerging Clinton infrastructure, with Robby Mook as presumed campaign manager, John Podesta as likely campaign chairman and long-time Clinton advisers like Cheryl Mills, Philippe Reines and Huma Abedin in prominent roles either inside or outside the campaign. And President Bill Clinton is already "deeply engaged," per Politico.

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