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WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of a House committee plan to press administration officials today on what safeguards are in place to ensure that would-be extremists are not exploiting a variety of legal paths to get into the United States. The House Oversight Committee is expected to focus heavily on how the government uses social media posts in vetting applications from U.S.-bound foreigners and what clues may have been missed when San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik was given a visa.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The husband and wife who killed 14 people at a holiday luncheon in San Bernardino, California have been buried. Attorneys for the family of Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik tell NBC News that the bodies were released to family members, and Farook and Malik were buried Tuesday afternoon in Southern California. The two were killed in a shootout with police hours after the Dec. 2 attack.
UNDATED (AP) — Many financial advisers are telling people not to panic over the Federal Reserve's first interest-rate increase in nine years. Los Angeles wealth adviser Richard Jones says he's telling his clients, "Remember your basic goals and objectives." The Fed moved Wednesday to raise its benchmark rate from a record low near zero. The Fed has stressed that its pace of increases will be gradual and that rates will likely stay historically low in the near future.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is acknowledging that Defense Secretary Ash Carter used a personal email account to do some of his government business during his first months on the job. Carter's press secretary, Peter Cook, released a statement saying Carter believes his use of personal email for work-related business was a mistake. The Pentagon statement is in response to a report by The New York Times. Hillary Clinton came under criticism for using her personal email account as secretary of state.
NEW YORK (AP) — The groundbreaking Los Angeles rap act N.W.A. will join four 1970s era groups as the 2016 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Following three unsuccessful nominations, N.W.A., led by Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, was finally elected, in a year that a movie about their career, "Straight Outta Compton," was a box office hit. The other inductees are Chicago, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple and Steve Miller. The induction ceremony will be held April 8.
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