5 things to know for your New Day – Tuesday, March 3


What will he say?: At times, Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama barely seem to tolerate each other. Today’s speech by the Israeli Prime Minister probably won’t help matters. Netanyahu is expected to spill secret details of the Iran nuclear talks when he addresses Congress. An agreement between Tehran and six world powers is in its delicate final stage. House Speaker John Boehner blindsided the White House by inviting the Israeli leader without advance notice.

Fighting back: Iraqi forces have launched an offensive to retake the city of Tikrit from ISIS. Sunni and Shiite militiamen are joining the Iraqi army in the effort, state-run TV reported. ISIS took Tikrit in June, shortly after capturing Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul. The offensive involves around 30,000 fighters. This is the biggest test for an army trying to claw back territory that fell to ISIS last summer after a string of dramatic defeats.