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Obama calls troops, offers refugees welcome on Thanksgiving

President Barack Obama issued a Thanksgiving address welcoming refugees on Thursday and spent part of his holiday calling troops to thank them for their service.

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Donald Trump mocks reporter's disability

The New York Times is angry that Donald Trump mocked one of its reporters who has a physical disability.

Trump waved his arms in an awkward manner to lampoon Serge Kovaleski at a rally in South Carolina Tuesday night. Kovaleski has a chronic condition...

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Political Prediction market: Rubio leads, Cruz rises

As the Iowa caucuses approach, Ted Cruz is receiving renewed attention and has seen his odds of capturing the GOP's presidential nomination increase in recent weeks on CNN's Political Prediction market.

Cruz's odds stand at 19 percent, just one point shy of ...

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Obama family serves Thanksgiving dinner to homeless and vets

President Barack Obama, joined by the entire first family, on Wednesday began the Thanksgiving holiday by serving dinner to the local homeless population and veterans at Friendship Place Homeless Center in Washington.

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2016 candidates: Yes, Chicago cop should face charges

Several 2016 hopefuls weighed in Wednesday on the shooting death of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer.

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Mr. (Will) Smith goes to Washington?

His new blockbuster doesn't come out until Christmas Day, but Will Smith is already looking past it.

This frenzied campaign season has so "incensed" the movie star that Smith says he is losing sleep trying to figure out new ways to be "useful in the ...

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Obama: No 'specific and credible threat' to U.S.

Ahead of the busy Thanksgiving holiday, the U.S. government is "taking every possible step" to keep the country safe, President Barack Obama said Wednesday, seeking to reassure travelers and adding there is no known "specific and credible threat" to ...

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Trump: 100 black leaders' endorsements coming

Donald Trump's campaign says he'll pick up endorsement from African-American pastors and evangelical leaders Monday.

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Marines to spend $225M on amphibious vehicles

The U.S. Marine Corps is spending $225 million as it takes another stab at replacing its aging fleet of amphibious assault vehicles.

The Marine Corps on Tuesday awarded two contractors -- BAE Systems and SAIC -- contracts to develop 13 prototypes of ...

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Britain hikes taxes on investors to cool housing market

Britain's decision to levy a higher rate of tax on investors in its red hot housing market will be welcomed by many.

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Canada: We'll resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees

Justin Trudeau's newly elected government has confirmed it will resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees in Canada within three months, giving top priority to those who are a lower security risk.

The plan as outlined prioritizes families and vulnerable indivi...


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Ben Carson: the most misunderstood candidate?

By Ben Carson's telling, he may be the most misunderstood candidate in the 2016 presidential race.

The retired pediatric neurosurgeon has shrugged off a series of controversies over the past two weeks by claiming that the press simply misunderstood w...

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Ben Carson on Thursday compared safeguarding Americans from Islamic terrorists who…

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JFK was assassinated riding in the motorcade in Dallas, Texas 50 years ago.  Years…

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Early Morning Power Outage In Santa Barbara

Early Morning Power Outage In Santa Barbara

A power outage made Thanksgiving a little more complicated for 149 people in Santa…

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Happy Thanksgiving From Ours to Yours!

Tony Cabrera, Meteorologist Meredith Garofalo, and our morning show team want to…

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Thanksgiving Grocery Rush Impacted By Haggen Closures

The last minute rush to buy groceries for Thanksgiving meals made for long lines,…

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Tipline Investigation: Wild Uber Ride

Had too much to drink? Call Uber and get home safe. But, what if the Uber driver is…

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Tipline Investigation: What's Really Inside?

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Water Saving Mobile Car Wash Helps During Drought

A mobile car wash in Santa Barbara is cleaning up during the drought.  The service…

Adopting a Senior for the Holiday Season

A Buellton man and his family found a way to make the giving of gift cards make a…

Four churches unite for Thanksgiving food drive

Big Turkey and Chicken Drive by Four Churches Gives Meals for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Four Montecito churches have united to have a large one day Thanksgiving turkey and…

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China defends coal use ahead of Paris summit

China's special envoy on climate change, Xie Zhenhua, has defended the country's…

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Is Syrian conflict linked to climate change?

Could terrorism and conflict be directly linked to climate change? "Absolutely,"…

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Squirrel gets off endangered species list

Forget about gathering nuts. A rare species of squirrel has gathered new life.


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