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Good morning. Here are some of the stories we’re following today:
1. Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress against Obama’s wishes
The Israeli prime minister is set to address Congress at 10:45 a.m. ET in a speech meant to be critical of the U.S.-led effort to negotiate with Iran. Netanyahu supports more sanctions on Iran, while President Barack Obama has sought diplomacy in getting the country to freeze its nuclear program. But Obama and at least 40 Democrats are planning to skip out on Netanyahu's speech, worried that it has become politicized since Netanyahu is running for re-election this month. Read more in POLITICS.
2. Hillary Clinton used personal email as secretary of state: report
During her tenure as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton used only a personal email address to conduct government business and possibly violated requirements that her emails be preserved, The New York Times reported Monday night. The U.S. State Department didn't address all of the details in the report, but said that Clinton, who served in the post from 2009 to 2013, had recently provided it with her emails. Read more in POLITICS.
3. New recordings emerge of ‘Jihadi John’
A new recording purportedly of the masked ISIS executioner known as Jihadi John has emerged in which he recounts how British spies accused him of extremism and warned that they would be watching him. The edited recording was released by controversial U.K. rights group CAGE, which interviewed Mohammed Emwazi in 2009, when the Londoner first complained that his movements were being tracked by authorities. Read more in NEWS.
4.ISIS rules revealed: Foosball is OK
Living in an ISIS-controlled territory means there are dozens of strict, religious rules to live by. The rulings, or Fatwas, were published Monday by the scholarly website Jihadica,which monitors and offers analysis on militant groups like ISIS. Among the guidelines are that men are forbidden from wearing western clothing, while a woman is free to carry a Kalashnikov rifle, as long as it's not slung over the shoulder in such a way to give definition to her body. Foosball, meanwhile, is OK to play — as long as there is no gambling involved. Read more in NEWS.
5. LAPD skid row shooting puts focus on body cam technology
The Los Angeles Police Department's fatal shooting of a man on the city's infamous Skid Row is bringing new focus to the use of officer-worn body cameras, a much-discussed but largely untested tool aimed at improving law enforcement's relationship with the public. At least two officers at the scene of Sunday's deadly shooting were wearing body cameras, LAPD officials said. Footage from their devices — along with video taken from witnesses and captured by nearby surveillance cameras — will help investigators determine whether the shooting was justified. Read more in NEWS.
6. Georgia execution postponed over cloudy lethal drugs
The execution of the only woman on Georgia's death row was postponed late Monday because of a problem with the lethal-injection drugs. Kelly Gissendaner, who was convicted of orchestrating her husband's murder in 1997, was waiting to hear if the Supreme Court would halt her execution when the Georgia Department of Corrections called it off at about 11 p.m. In the hours leading up to the execution, the lethal-injection chemicals appeared cloudy, officials said. Read more in NEWS.
And now this ...
Former Toronto May Rob Ford is auctioning off several famous pieces of clothing, including the NFL tie he wore while admitting to smoking crack.