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To Finish Up Year, Obama Will Hold A Press Conference

President Barack Obama speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington on Dec. 17. Doug Mills/AP hide caption

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President Barack Obama speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington on Dec. 17.

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President Obama will close out 2014 with his traditional end-of-year press conference.

The press conference is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. ET., and it's bound to be eventful because Obama has a lot to talk about.

Among the news events that will likely come up:

The normalization of diplomatic relations with Cuba.

Obama's unilateral actions to delay the deportation of some 4 million immigrants.

The Sony hack and whether North Korea had anything to do with it.

The fight against the Islamic State.

The end of U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan at the end of the year.

The protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

The political realities of a Senate and House controlled by the GOP.

His views on the Senate's "torture report."

NPR will air live coverage of the press conference and we'll blog it. Afterward, Obama will head to Hawaii for a vacation with his family.

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