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Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday, March 2, 2015, in Geneva. Kerry delivered a vigorous defense of Israel before a U.N. body that Washington deems biased against the Jewish state. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Netanyahu’s visit to Washington has sparked criticism in both the U.S. and Israel. The centerpiece of his trip is an address to Congress Tuesday, which came at the invitation of congressional Republicans and was not coordinated with the White House.

CAGE research director, Asim Qureshi talks during a press conference held by the CAGE human rights charity in London, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. A British-accented militant who has appeared in beheading videos released by the Islamic State group in Syria bears “striking similarities” to a man who grew up in London, a Muslim lobbying group said Thursday. Mohammed Emwazi has been identified by news organizations as the masked militant more commonly known as “Jihadi John.” London-based CAGE, which works with Muslims in conflict with British intelligence services, said Thursday its research director, Asim Qureshi, saw strong similarities, but because of the hood worn by the militant, “there was no way he could be 100 percent certain.” (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

“He was quiet, he was reasonably hardworking,” Shuter said. Emwazi had “adolescent issues” and was bullied at school, she added, but he eventually settled down and did well enough academically to be admitted to the university that was his first choice.

People march in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov who was gunned down on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 near the Kremlin, with portraits of him and words reading ' those bullets for everyone of us, heroes never die!' in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 1, 2015. Russian investigators, politicians and political commentators on state television on Saturday covered much ground in looking for the reason Nemtsov was gunned down in the heart of Moscow, but they sidestepped one possibility, that he was murdered for his relentless opposition to Putin. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

“Essentially it is an act of terror. It is a political murder aimed at frightening the population, or the part of the population that supported Nemtsov and did not agree with the government,” Yashin told The Associated Press. “I hope we won’t get scared, that we will continue what Boris was doing.”

In this Feb. 27, 2015, photo, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., stands outside the House chamber holds a procedural votes on a spending bill for the Homeland Security Department at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Democrats didn’t get all they wanted in Congress’ struggle over Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a broader political war that will haunt Republicans in 2016 and beyond. King said his party’s wounds are self-inflicted. "Politically it’s going to kill us," he said of conservatives’ demands to link Homeland Security funding with Obama’s immigration policy. "Morally, you’re equating an immigration order with the lives of American citizens."  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

“Bad tactics yield bad outcomes,” GOP Rep. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania told reporters. Republican leaders, he said, have engaged “in tactical malpractice, and at some point we’re going to vote on the negotiated Homeland Security appropriations bill,” a bipartisan plan that most Republicans oppose but cannot kill.

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Padge Gordon, also known as Padge Victoria Windslowe. An aspiring rapper known as "the Black Madam," Windslowe is accused of killing a 20-year-old dancer from London during a procedure that involved silicone buttocks injections and Krazy Glue.  Her third-degree murder trial is expected to start Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court.  (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department, File)

Padge-Victoria Windslowe claimed on the stand Friday that model Amber Rose started receiving her injections before she became famous. She says Kanye West dropped her off for one procedure when the two were dating.

“This is a horrific tragedy, and our hearts go out to the victims of these senseless acts and their families,” Gov. Jay Nixon said. He said crisis counseling will be made available to students and others.

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