4. Fed rate hike: The Federal Reserve will announce Wednesday whether it will raise the benchmark short-term interest rate. Most believe the Fed will increase the rate from 1 percent to 1.25 percent, despite the country's low rate of inflation.
5. Inmates still on the loose: Two inmates who overpowered and killed two guards on a transport bus remain at large as the manhunt for the pair grows. Donnie Russell "Whiskey" Rowe, 43, and Ricky Dubose, 24, killed the guards and fled from the prison bus near Eatonton, Georgia, about 70 miles southeast of Atlanta. Police say they carjacked a green 2004 Honda Civic, and that they should be considered extremely dangerous.
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Despite a strong backlash from families of those killed in the attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School, NBC News says it plans to go ahead with the broadcast of Megyn Kelly's interview with Alex Jones, the host of Infowars. Jones has claimed the attack on the school was a hoax intended to provide support for those who favor strict gun control. On Tuesday, Sandy Hook Promise, an anti-gun violence group, told Kelly they no longer wanted her to host a gala that is set for Wednesday.
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