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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charges could be coming in the San Bernardino shooting case. Two law enforcement officials say Enrique Marquez could be charged as early as today. He was a neighbor and longtime friend of gunman Syed Farook -- and he purchased the assault rifles that were used in the massacre that left 14 people dead.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Homeland Security official says social media doesn't always have much value in screening refugees for entry into the United States. Leon Rodriguez told a House panel today that U.S. authorities have checked social media in some capacity in refugee cases. And he says they've found, in a small sampling so far, that the information can be ambiguous -- and often, it can be inaccessible to those trying to review it. Rodriguez heads U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. appears poised to lift at least some sanctions against Iran — possibly as early as next month. Secretary of State John Kerry says in a letter to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that Iran is fulfilling its obligations under the agreement in what Kerry calls a "transparent" and "verifiable" way, and that "suspension of sanctions" is "appropriate." The letter also says Iran hasn't engaged in covert activities that could significantly advance its nuclear weapons program.

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston school district police say nothing unusual has been found following email threats that prompted random searches of schools. The head of the school police department says the threat was received last night by the superintendent and other people in the school district. The messages were similar to those sent to Los Angeles and New York City earlier this week. Emails were also sent to school systems in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Meanwhile, two central Indiana school districts canceled today's classes after officials said threats were made against their schools.

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks have given up their earlier gains from this morning, and they're now solidly lower. This, a day after a big rally on a day in which the Federal Reserve announced its first interest rate increase in nearly a decade. Investors had been encouraged that the Fed made it clear that future increases will be gradual. Today, mining companies are falling along with the price of gold and copper.

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