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WATCH LIVE: President Barack Obama’s Oval Office address on national security

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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement after a nuclear deal was reached between Iran and six major world powers, beside Vice President Joe Biden, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, July 14, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Harnik/Pool

At 8 p.m., President Barack Obama is scheduled to address the nation on the topic of national security in the wake of recent violent attacks in Colorado Springs and San Bernardino, California.

According to WhiteHouse.gov, the president will “provide an update on the ongoing investigation into the tragic attack in San Bernardino. He will also discuss the broader threat of terrorism — including the nature of the threat, how it has evolved, and how we will defeat it.”

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Furthermore, the statement 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.”

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USC researchers think THC in marijuana could treat deadly COVID complication

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Republicans to make case for Trump after Democrats endorse Biden

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The Republican Party is to make its case next week for four more years of President Donald Trump after his Democratic opponent Joe Biden wrapped up his party's convention with a vow to end what he called a "chapter of American darkness."

Accepting the Democratic nomination, the 77-year-old Biden said the United States was facing a "life-changing election" in November.

"The current president has cloaked America in darkness for much too long. Too much anger. Too much fear. Too much division," the former vice president said in his acceptance speech in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.

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WATCH LIVE: Night two of the virtual DNC Convention features two former presidents

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Night two of the 2020 virtual Democratic National Committee Convention will feature speeches from two former presidents.

Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton are two of the speakers set to address the nation.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will speak from in front of the Statue of Liberty. Former Secretary of State John Kerry is also on the lineup.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) will be given 60 seconds in a controversial decision.

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