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Obama delivers a prime-time address Sunday following California shootings

(Source: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) (Source: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - President Obama delivered a prime-time address Sunday following the California shootings that killed 14 and wounded 21.

Obama provided an update on the San Bernardino attack and discussed the broader threat of terrorism. He talked about the nature of the threat, how it has evolved, and how he plans to defeat it. 

Obama talked bout his determination that the Islamic State group must be destroyed. And he made the case that the United States must draw the nation's values - its commitment to justice, equality and freedom to prevail over terrorist groups.

President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande are stressing cooperation between their governments and with their allies to wipe out terrorism, according to the A.P.

Obama said, "Our military will continue to hunt down terrorist plotters. We should not be drawn into a long costly ground battle, groups like ISIL want that."

"Freedom is more powerful than fear, we have always met challenges, we come together as one nation and one people."

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