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President Obama to speak on national security

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President Barack Obama is expected to make a statement today regarding national security. The speech is scheduled to begin at 1:30pm however there may be delays.

As the White House prepares to release a preliminary report on the Christmas Day bombing attempt, there's word that security officials had flagged the name of the bombing suspect after he was already on his way.
U.S. officials say the Nigerian man was supposed to get extra screening once he arrived, because of his apparent ties to extremists.
Customs and Border Protection officials screen passengers against terrorist watch lists before international flights leave for the U.S., then check names against a different database while the flight is in the air. It was during this second check that officials flagged the alleged bomber.

We will carry a live stream of the President's speech on our websites, or Days of Our Lives will be interrupted if Mr. Obama's speech begins as scheduled.