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Israeli television stations have been banned from broadcasting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress live in order to keep the address from influencing the upcoming election.

Stations will be able to broadcast the speech with a five-minute delay after they remove any content that could be perceived as campaigning, according to The Telegraph.

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The man accused of slaying three Muslim students last month near the University of North Carolina made one last call to his wife after his arrest.

"This is not your fault, and have a good life," Craig Steven Hicks said, according to his wife's lawyer, who spoke to the New York Times.

The two haven't spoken since, according to the Times report published Tuesday.

Hicks's wife, Karen Haggerty Hicks, is one of the few people who can give insight into her husband's possible motives. That context is key as authorities investigate whether the killings may have been a hate crime. Prosecutors on Monday also announced their intention to pursue the death penalty for Hicks.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Monday evening said she would not attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress on Tuesday, becoming the eighth Democratic senator to boycott the address.

"It’s unfortunate that Speaker Boehner’s actions on the eve of a national election in Israel have made Tuesday’s event more political and less helpful for addressing the critical issue of nuclear nonproliferation and the safety of our most important ally in the Middle East," Warren said in a statement to the Boston Globe.

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former House Speaker Gordon Fox has been charged with bribery, wire fraud and filing a false tax return following an investigation that included a dramatic federal raid on the Statehouse, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday.

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