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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, wife Sarah

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Obama, Netanyahu face off ahead of speech

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu struck a conciliatory tone Monday, reaffirming the U.S.-Israeli relationship remains strong and, despite controversy surrounding his Tuesday address to Congress, said the two nations "will weather this current disagr...

White House

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White House lawn temporarily locked down

Three men were arrested and charged with unlawful entry between Sunday and Monday after crossing onto unauthorized grounds near the White House.

The Secret Service temporarily locked down the White House's North Lawn on Monday morning after a man ente...

Missouri State Capitol

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Missouri lawmaker seeks clean politics after auditor's death

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri state senator is challenging colleagues to clean up their campaign tactics following the death of Auditor Tom Schweich (shwyk) in an apparent suicide.

Air traffic control

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Air Traffic Control vulnerable to hacking

Problems with the Federal Aviation Administration's cybersecurity is "threatening the agency's ability to ensure the safe and uninterrupted operation of the national airspace system," a new Government Accountability Office report out Monday found.

Jefferson City Council Meeting

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Jefferson City Council to vote on Capital Mall signage

The Jefferson City Council is scheduled to meet Monday night to vote on signage for the Capital Mall.

Columbia Council to meet on plastic bag ban

The Columbia City Council is scheduled to meet Monday on a controversial plastic bag ordinance.

Lawmakers cancel hearings due to Missouri auditor's funeral

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are clearing their schedules to allow members to attend Auditor Tom Schweich's funeral.

Jeb Bush in Detroit

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Bush won't sign no-taxes pledge

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will not sign a pledge promising not to raise taxes, or any pledges from "lobbying groups," a spokeswoman said this weekend.

Barbara Mikulski

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Longest serving female senator to retire

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving female senator in history, will retire at the end of her term.

Israeli leader seeks to bolster ties with Jordan

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Poll: Nearly half of Americans disapprove of Netanyahu invite

As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to make his case on Iran's nuclear abilities in a controversial speech to Congress on Tuesday, nearly half of Americans believe it was wrong to invite him to deliver it, according to a new poll.

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