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Obama will address nation Sunday to discuss terrorism

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President Barack Obama will address the nation Sunday night on terrorism and how the United States will combat the threat.

Obama will give the speech at 7 p.m , the White House said. Obama will also discuss the investigation into Wednesday's massacre in San Bernardino, which killed 14 people. The FBI is investigating the attack as an act of terrorism.

"President Obama will address the nation from the Oval Office about the steps our government is taking to fulfill his highest priority: keeping the American people safe," the White House said in a statement Saturday.

"The President will provide an update on the ongoing investigation into the tragic attack in San Bernardino. The President will also discuss the broader threat of terrorism, including the nature of the threat, how it has evolved, and how we will defeat it," the White House said.

"He will reiterate his firm conviction that ISIL will be destroyed and that the United States must draw upon our values — our unwavering commitment to justice, equality and freedom — to prevail over terrorist groups that use violence to advance a destructive ideology," the statement said, referring to another name used to describe the terror group ISIS.

The terror group ISIS on Saturday called the shooters who carried out the killings, husband and wife Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, "martyrs" in a radio message. ISIS stopped short of claiming direct credit for the attack

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