President Obama to meet with San Bernardino shooting victims' families

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The White house announced President Barack Obama will visit San Bernardino on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. (Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama will visit San Bernardino on Friday to meet privately with the families of the victims of the Dec. 2 terror attack at the Inland Regional Center.

The White House says Mr. Obama will stop in Southern California while on his way to Hawaii for Christmas vacation.

The president will not make a public appearance, instead choosing to keep his meeting with the victims and the families private.

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It was also announced on Wednesday that the IRC will reopen on Jan. 4, 2016. But officials said the conference center where the terrorist attack took place will be closed indefinitely.

Fourteen people were killed and 22 were injured when Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, opened fire during a holiday luncheon at the social service center.

The two were later killed just miles away from the IRC in a gun battle with police.

FBI Director James Comey said Farook and Malik were both radicalized before they met online and started dating.

Comey said they were talking about jihad and martyrdom before they became engaged and started living together, which means they were radicalized as early as the end of 2013.

The couple was inspired by foreign terror organizations, Comey said.

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