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(JERUSALEM) — At long last, Israelis gathered around TV sets Tuesday night to watch Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address Congress. And I gathered around the big screens at a Jerusalem sports bar with at least four guys, plus the bar staff.

Coming out of the gates, we had one TV in English and one in Hebrew, but the election commission required all Israeli channels run on a five-minute delay, allowing editors to yank any overt campaigning for Israel’s general election March 17. It all made the dual-screen experience very distracting.

Israeli channels all running on 5 min delay. Distracting watching side by side. #NetanyahuSpeech pic.twitter.com/LJPD59BOgZ

— Molly Hunter (@mollymhunter) March 3, 2015

Canvassing central Jerusalem before the speech, Joseph, an American Jew, and an Israeli friend stopped into Mike’s Place in Jerusalem to catch the main event.

“We saw it in the news; it’s very important,” Joseph told ABC News. “It’s a historic time for Israel. We had to watch.”

In a speech Tuesday to a joint session of Congress, Prime Minister Netanyahu blasted an emerging deal with Iran as “a bad deal, a very bad deal.” He added “we’re better off without it,” but fell short of actually laying out an alternative plan.

Shay Mamo, an entrepreneur from Tel Aviv, agreed the speech was “a big deal,” but added the controversy had piqued his interest.

“I’m watching because it’s a scandal,” Mamo said. “I’m watching because Obama is against it. I’m watching because it split the American political world.”

Mamo continued, “He has the opportunity to say something new. If he were to give a speech here, it’s just another speech.”

But very little was said that the prime minister had not previously said, and Israelis largely saw Tuesday’s speech as an election stunt two weeks before the country’s hotly contested general election.

“It’s Bibi doing his Bibi thing,” quipped Elon, 23, of Kfar Abomin. “It’s a power move. His signature play, a show.”

“To be fair, it’s a reasonable thing to do,” going to Washington to speak, Elon said. “But not in the way he did it. And not now.”

Analysts say his strong performance could earn Netanyahu a bump in the polls, where he lags ever so slightly behind his biggest challenger, Isaac Herzog. And by all accounts, he turned in a win Tuesday night. Political analysts, and my viewing mates alike, thought Netanyahu hit it out of the political park. But Israelis like Ami Azoulay, who owns a convenience store in central Jerusalem, just shrugged.

“Sure people will watch out of curiosity. But for what? Israelis care about the situation in Iran,” he said, “but he’s going to go and come back, and it will be just like he never left.”

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A day after crossing a milestone for the first time in 15 years, the Nasdaq couldn’t hold on.

Stocks gave back gains on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average finishing the session at 18,203.37, down 85.26 from its open.

The Nasdaq also fell by 28.20 to close at 4,979.90. The S&P 500 fell by 9.61 points to close at 2,107.78.

Energy shares rose on Tuesday, as oil prices edged back over $50 a barrel.

Despite the nasty weather in February, most automakers are reporting gains over a year ago.

Toyota led with a 13.3-percent jump in sales. Chrysler, GM, Honda and Nissan all reported gains of 6 percent or less on Tuesday, while Ford sales fell just under 2 percent.

The Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that federal courts can hear a dispute over Colorado’s Internet tax law. It’s a win for business groups that want to challenge the so-called Amazon tax that requires extensive reporting by retailers that don’t collect the state’s 2.9-percent tax from Colorado customers.
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ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) — Kelly Clarkson has a new baby, a new album and now she is taking both of them out on the road.

Clarkson, 32, announced Tuesday on ABC’s Good Morning America that she will be going out on tour this summer for her new album, “Piece by Piece.”

“I’m so excited,” Clarkson said. “I’ve been at home with a baby.”

The former American Idol winner gave birth to daughter River Rose in June 2014. She says the now 8-month-old River will make a great traveling companion during her tour, which Clarkson said will kick off in July.

“I have a magical baby. She loves traveling so far,” Clarkson said, adding that River especially loves her newest single, “Heartbreak Song.”

“This song, she loves the whole album but she loves this song. It’s crazy,” Clarkson said.

The three-time Grammy winner did not reveal any further details about the tour, such as who will open or whether any fellow singers will make guest appearances.

One thing Clarkson did clarify, however, is that if she asked fellow singers, they would show up.

“I was being funny,” Clarkson said, referring to the firestorm that erupted when she jokingly said in an interview last month on BBC Radio 1 that no major artists want to collaborate with her on a song.

“I also said I had the Black Plague. I don’t have that,” Clarkson said on GMA. “I was just being funny because people were kind of making it to where, because John Legend and I sang on this record, they were like, ‘Why didn’t you sing with anybody before?,’ like almost making me a snob.”

“I was like, ‘I’ve asked people to sing. I would sing with a lot of people but it just doesn’t always work out with the timing,’” Clarkson said. “People will work with me.”

Oscar winner Legend joins Clarkson for “Run Run Run,” on “Piece by Piece,” which was released on Tuesday.

Clarkson has previously collaborated with country greats like Vince Gill and Reba McEntire, her stepmother-in-law, and says a return to country could be in her future too.

“I love country music. I love R&B. I love a lot of styles. I just don’t want to stop changing and growing,” Clarkson said of her future.

“I love Broadway. I grew up in musical theater,” she added, hinting at another possible career move.

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Pete Souza / The White House(WASHINGTON) — President Obama thought Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress Tuesday morning was “nothing new.”

Speaking to reporters at the White House, the president said Netanyahu offered no “viable alternatives” to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

“The alternative that the prime minister offers is ‘no deal,’ in which case Iran will immediately begin once again pursuing its nuclear program…without us having any insight into what they’re doing and without constraint,” Obama said.

In contrast, the president adamantly defended the U.S.-led nuclear negotiations.

“If we are successful in negotiating then, in fact, this will be the best deal possible to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Nothing else comes close. Sanctions won’t do it, even military action would not be as successful,” he said.

“That’s demonstrable and Prime Minister Netanyahu has not offered any kind of viable alternative that would achieve the same verifiable mechanism to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon,” he continued.

Obama noted that the case Netanyahu outlined on Tuesday was the same argument he made before the current interim deal and “even officials in his own government have had to acknowledge that Iran has in fact maintained their end of the bargain.”

Asked if the speech was appropriate, Obama said “what I’m focused on right now is solving this problem. I’m not focused on the politics of it and I’m not focused on the theater of it.”

The president spoke to reporters as he met with Defense Secretary Ash Carter in the Oval Office.

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Gleb Schelkunov/Kommersant Photo via Getty Images(MOSCOW) — Thousands of mourners lined up in Moscow Tuesday to honor the slain Russian opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov.

A vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Nemstov was gunned down while crossing a bridge with his girlfriend near the Kremlin on Friday night.

Alex Navalny, another opposition leader, was banned from attending the funeral along with several EU politicians.

In line to pay their respects, several mourners doubted the criminal investigation would result in justice.

“His death represented that there are no limits for those who want to destroy any other opinion in the country except the Kremlin’s,” one mourner told ABC News.

No arrests have been made and no motive has been established.

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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) — The mother of the 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by Cleveland police would accept an apology from the department for shooting her child if one were offered, she said at a news conference Tuesday morning.

“The city’s answer is disrespectful to my son Tamir,” Samaria Rice said Tuesday morning. “I have yet to receive an apology from the police department or the city of Cleveland in regards to the killing of my son and it hurts.”

Her comments came a day after the mayor apologized for an earlier court document in which city lawyers suggested it was Tamir’s fault he was shot.

The city has apologized for the “insensitive” language used in the city’s response to a federal lawsuit filed by Samaria Rice, but not for the Nov. 22 shooting itself. Tamir Rice was shot on a playground while holding a pellet gun.

The lawsuit makes a half dozen allegations, including that the officers used excessive force, failed to administer aid to the boy who died the day after the shooting, and inflicted emotional distress to the boy’s mother and sister when they responded to the shooting.

At Tuesday’s news conference, Rice and her attorneys also shared surveillance footage of the moment when police shot her son and though the video had been released previously, they have since added a stop clock to the top-right corner, which shows the boy was shot 0.792 seconds after the car pulled up to the scene.

Benjamin Crump, the attorney representing the Rice family, said the city had a month to issue its response to the lawsuit, giving officials sufficient time to choose their words carefully.

“The city had over 30 days to deliberate and articulate its decision on Tamir Rice and they chose the words that they chose,” Crump said.

“Anytime that they try to justify — other than to say that they made a mistake — anything short of that is disrespectful from the family,” he said.

An investigation into the shooting by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department is underway and a grand jury is expected to consider whether criminal charges should be brought against the officers.

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NASA(HOUSTON) — NASA is celebrating the 100th birthday of the United States’ original aeronautics program on Tuesday with photos showing what the dream of flight looked like a century ago.

Founded on March 3, 1915, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, called NACA, focused on innovation in aeronautics, including the creation of the retractable landing gear, jet engine compressors and turbines, among other technologies.

The mission, according to NASA administrator Charles Bolden, was to “supervise and direct the scientific study of the problems of flight with a view to their practical solution.”

Starting with a small budget and no payroll, the committee grew into a powerhouse around World War II, developing cutting edge aeronautics technology that helped lead American troops to victory overseas.

It wasn’t until the 1950s that the reality of space travel came into the picture. All 7,500 NACA employees became part of the newly formed National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or what we commonly call NASA.

The influence of NACA can be seen today in “streamlined aircraft bodies, quieter jet engines, techniques for preventing icing, drag-reducing winglets and lightweight composite structures are an everyday part of flying thanks to research concepts and tools that trace their origins to the NACA,” Bolden said in a statement celebrating the milestone anniversary.

NACA’s place in history is also cemented by a set of footprints left behind on the moon. Before NASA was formed, the first man to set foot on the moon, Neil Armstrong, was a NACA employee.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Victoria Beckham, Heidi Montag, Pamela Anderson and Tamra Barney have all had their implants downsized or removed all together.

And the trend is catching on with everyday women, according to plastic surgeons.

Though there are “regional differences” when it comes to requested cup size, said Dr. David Hidalgo, a New York City plastic surgeon, “natural is now the look.”

Dr. Elie Levine, AOB Med Spa National Medical Director and New York City plastic surgeon agreed.

“I’ve seen a significant change in the size of breast implants that my patients request for their breast augmentation surgery,” he said. “Many women simply want to increase their bust by approximately one cup size.”

Levine said that while the most-requested cup size used to be a D or DD, now, women more commonly request a B-cup or small C-cup size implants.

“Celebrities are also requesting more modest results when they undergo breast augmentation surgery,” he said.

While he wouldn’t name names, Dr. Scot Glasberg, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, also said the celebrities he sees in his practice are opting to trade in their larger implants for smaller ones.

But what’s modest in one place may not translate to another, Hidalgo said. While women in Miami might have one idea of what looks attractive, women in the Northeast tend to have another. Glasberg agreed, saying the trend is currently most prevalent in New York and Beverly Hills.

“It’ll take awhile to catch on in Miami and Texas,” he said, adding, however, that it “absolutely” would in time.

“Subtlety is in,” Glasberg said. “Women are also taking into account the long-term effects. Since implants last longer now than they used to, they’re asking ‘do I really want these large breasts when I’m older?’ They want to avoid another surgery, if possible.”

Natural looking or not, breast augmentation remains one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures. According to the most recent data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2013, breast augmentation was the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure, with 290,000 performed.

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Obtained by ABC News / Fair Use(NEW YORK) — After being interrogated by Kuwaiti authorities, Jasem Emwazi is still reeling following the public identification of his son, Mohammed Emwazi, as the alleged cold-blooded ISIS executioner “Jihadi John,” the elder Emwazi’s attorney told ABC News Tuesday.

“He is in a state of shock from the story and needs time to deal with all the pressure from the media,” the attorney, Salem al-Hashash, said. Jasem Emwazi declined to comment to ABC News, the first Western news outlet to have met him since Mohammed was identified.

Al-Hashash said Jasem Emwazi was questioned by Kuwaiti authorities about his son for two or three hours, but was then released. He is not a suspect in activities related to his son, the attorney said.

Al-Hashash said only Mohammed Emwazi’s father was questioned and not his mother, as had been previously reported. Kuwaiti authorities told ABC News Monday Jasem Emwazi had said his wife quickly recognized her son as the alleged killer from the first beheading video when it emerged online in August. Al-Hashash declined to confirm or deny that allegation.

Mohammed Emwazi, publicly identified last week as “Jihadi John,” is believed to have appeared in at least seven ISIS execution videos, several times apparently taking a knife to ISIS’s victims himself.

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JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images(SHANGHAI) — Britain’s Prince William met an internationally known bear Tuesday as he continued his official trip through China and Japan.

The 32-year-old prince was greeted by Paddington the bear himself while attending the China premiere of the Paddington movie in Shanghai.

The movie premiere came at the end of a busy day for William, who is on the three-day trip to China solo, without his son, George, or wife, Duchess Kate, who is expecting their second child in April.

William, the second-in-line to the British throne, earlier in the day played soccer with kids in Shanghai as the country seeks to expand its soccer training for kids.

On Monday, William met with China’s president, Xi Jinping, and presented him with a letter from William’s grandmother, the Queen, inviting Xi to London.

The prince will end his trip to China Wednesday with a visit to an elephant sanctuary in Southwestern China. The sanctuary helps elephants who have been injured or poached, a personal mission for William, who has advocated against the illegal hunting and trading of elephant’s ivory tusks.

William arrived in China Sunday after a four-day stay in Japan to promote U.K. relations and business partnerships.

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