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OBAMA VS. NETANYAHU

International spat: U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have never been buddies, but they didn’t fight in public, either. Now it’s getting nasty after Netanyahu challenged the White House on its approach to a possible nuclear deal with Iran. Speaking to the U.S. Congress, the Israeli leader painted Obama as naive about the dangers of the Middle East. The President slammed Netanyahu for not offering a viable alternative to the intricate nuclear talks between world powers and Iran.

ALABAMA SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

Back and forth: Alabama’s Supreme Court has ordered probate judges in the state to stop issuing licenses for same-sex marriages. This comes just a few weeks after a federal court cleared the way for same-sex marriages to begin in the state. The bottom line of the court order: Marriage is between one man and one woman under Alabama law. “Nothing in the United States Constitution alters or overrides this duty,” it says. Stay tuned.

FERGUSON JUSTICE REPORT

Black and white: We have some early details on the Justice Department’s civil rights investigation into the Ferguson Police Department. It concludes that FPD and the city’s municipal court engaged in a “pattern and practice” of discrimination against African-Americans, a law enforcement official told CNN. Here are some of the findings: From 2012 to 2014, 85% of people subject to vehicle stops by Ferguson police were African-American; 90% of those who received citations were black; and 93% of people arrested were black. This while 67% of the Ferguson population is black. The findings in the investigation could be made public as soon as today.

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source: CNN.com

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