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Israel's Netanyahu to address Congress amid strained ties with Obama

WASHINGTON - A quarter of Democratic U.S. lawmakers will not attend Tuesday's speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who will escalate his campaign against President Barack Obama's Iran diplomacy in an address that has put unprecedented stress on the two leaders' already strained ties.

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Citi to sell OneMain to Springleaf for $4.25 billion

- Citigroup Inc said it has agreed to sell its consumer finance unit OneMain Financial Holdings Inc to subprime lender Springleaf Holdings Inc for $4.25 billion in cash.

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Hillary Clinton may have broken federal record-keeping laws: NY Times

WASHINGTON - Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have violated federal records laws by using a personal email account for all of her work messages, the New York Times reported on Monday.

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Iraqi forces try to seal off Islamic State around Tikrit

BAGHDAD - Thousands of Iraqi soldiers and Shi'ite militiamen sought to seal off Islamic State fighters in Tikrit and nearby towns on Tuesday, the second day of Iraq's biggest offensive yet against a stronghold of the radical Sunni Islamist militants. | Video

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North Korea has power to deter U.S. 'nuclear threat:' foreign minister

GENEVA - North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong said on Tuesday that his country had the power to deter an "ever-increasing nuclear threat" by the United States with a pre-emptive strike if necessary.

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Egypt court defers parliamentary election: judicial sources

CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Tuesday deferred a long-awaited parliamentary election due in March indefinitely after another court declared the election law's provision on voting districts as unconstitutional, judicial sources said.

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Final stage of jury selection set for Boston bombing trial

BOSTON - The long-running process of choosing a jury to hear the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is due to wrap up on Tuesday with the judge and lawyers for both sides selecting the panel of 12 jurors and six alternates.

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Ukraine says return of Crimea a must for mending ties with Russia

TOKYO - No normalization of ties between Ukraine and Russia is likely unless the region of Crimea, now under Russian control, is returned to Kiev's sovereignty, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said on Tuesday.