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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint session of Congress about Iran on March 3. The White House was not consulted on the invitation. Oded Balilty/AP hide caption

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Netanyahu Speech To Congress Is High-Risk, High-Reward, Analysts Say

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Anti-abortion activists participate in the annual "March for Life" in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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States Continue Push To Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

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Alan Gross (center), recently freed after being held in Cuba, speaks with NASA astronaut Scott Kelly before the start of the State of the Union speech in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol. At left is Judy Gross. Rob Carr/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama receives a standing ovation as he prepares to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill Tuesday. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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NPR's Scott Horsley Analyzes The SOTU Speech

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White House Seeks More Time From Congress On Iran

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Speaker John Boehner is handed the gavel by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi after being re-elected for a third term to lead the 114th Congress. Pablo Martinez Monsivais /AP hide caption

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5 Signs We're Not In Post-Partisan Paradise Yet

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The Capitol's dome and Christmas tree are illuminated on Dec. 11 as Congress worked to pass a $1.1 trillion U.S. government-wide spending bill and avoid a government shutdown. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Rep. John Dingell, seen here in June, was admitted to a hospital Friday as a precautionary measure. The Democrat is retiring as the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Congress Issues New Sanctions Against Venezuelan Leaders 'On The Ropes'

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Black congressional staffers hold their hands up as they pose for a group photo during a walkout on on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Thursday, in a protest over the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. Capitol is seen at dusk Thursday. The House approved a massive spending bill just hours before a midnight deadline to fund the federal government. Shawn Thew/EPA/Landov hide caption

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'Cromnibus' Spending Bill Passes, Just Hours Before Deadline

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