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Rand Paul: Republican brand 'sucks'

Presidential candidate Rand Paul has christened himself a different kind of Republican, and now he's embracing a unique moniker: tree hugger.

Hillary Clinton

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DOJ proposes more Clinton emails due June 30

The Justice Department is proposing a new batch of Hillary Clinton's State Department emails to be released on June 30, according to new court documents.

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U.S. Capitol evacuated after false alarm

The U.S. Capitol was evacuated briefly on Tuesday after an alarm went off in the Capitol Visitor Center.

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Court sides with TX against WH on immigration

A federal appeals court on Tuesday denied a request from Justice Department lawyers to allow President Barack Obama's controversial immigration actions to go into effect pending appeal.

The decision is a victory for Texas and 25 other states that are...

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Obama urges Senate to return to D.C. for NSA vote

President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Congress to reach a deal to reform and extend the Patriot Act provisions set to expire on Monday.

George Pataki

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Pataki launching presidential bid Thursday

Former New York Gov. George Pataki will officially launch his bid for president on Thursday, he told the New York Post this week.

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State department releases Clinton emails

The State Department released its first round of emails from Hillary Clinton's time as Secretary of State on Friday, offering a new look at her handling of the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

The roughly 300 emails, about 850 pages, are par...

Protesters taken into custody

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John Kasich 'proud' of Cleveland protests

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is hailing Cleveland as an example of how a city can peacefully protest during times of racial unrest, in this case in the wake of the acquittal of a white police officer who shot and killed two black unarmed motorists.

"They sh...

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Biden praises Iraqi military after Carter's remark

American officials attempted to explain on Monday the claim made over the weekend by Defense Secretary Ash Carter that Iraqi defense forces "showed no will to fight" prior to the ISIS siege of Ramadi.

The comment, made in an exclusive interview with C...

Mariano Rajoy

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Ruling parties suffer in Spain, Poland

Voters in Spain and Poland had a message for incumbents Sunday: We are not pleased.

But in Ethiopia, once the votes are counted, the ruling party is expected to win by a landslide.

Herewith the details of democracy in action in three very different cou...

Obama on Memorial Day

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Obama notes milestone Memorial Day

President Barack Obama observed during remarks at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday that this year is the first Memorial Day in 14 years "that the United States is not engaged in a major ground war."

Saying that for "many of us, this Memorial Day ...

Julian Castro

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Julian Castro: Clinton emails a 'witch hunt'

Julian Castro labeled the House Republican-led investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails a "witch hunt" and a "sideshow" from dealing with America's most pressing problems.

The Housing and Urban Development secretary accused GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy of ...

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President Obama notes milestone Memorial Day

President Barack Obama observed during remarks at Arlington National Cemetery on…

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Joint chiefs chair breaks out in song

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey sings at a military…

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Obama: Israel has 'right to thrive'

President Barack Obama speaks at a synagogue Friday just before he signs a bill into…

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Goleta declares emergency after oil washes ashore

Goleta city leaders are preparing for the worst in case they need cleanup funds

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Jeb Bush massages woman on campaign trail

Like brother, like brother. Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush massages a New…

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5 fun facts about Barack Obama

Happy birthday, Mr. President! President Barack Obama turned 53 on Monday. Find out…

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The British Monarchy

Prince George, who is third in line to the British throne, celebrates his first…

Slideshow: SB County Voters to Decide High-Intensity Petroleum Ban

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Ventura Fire Crews Busy Tuesday Morning

Two early-morning fires in the Ventura area kept crews busy Tuesday morning and even…

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Refugio Oil Spill Site Divided Into Five Cleanup Zones

The Refugio Canyon and surrounding beach are being divided into five zones as more…

Field Worker Stabbed On The Job Near Guadalupe

A 24-year-old field worker sustained several stab wounds after a fellow worker…

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Grand Jury Report Backs Up NewsChannel 3 Investigations

A Grand Jury launched its investigation after we aired a series of reports exposing…

NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Los Alamos Restaurant Settles Complaint Over ADA Dispute

The Americans with Disabilities Act, or the ADA, has been the law since 1990. But,…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Guitar Man Strikes Wrong Chord with Customers

A Santa Barbara guitar company and its owner are striking the wrong chord with…

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Summerland Hosts Annual Flower Empower Luncheon

NewsChannel 3's own Shirin Rajaee and Alan Rose were invited to M.C. the 5th annual…

Red Cross Heroes Breakfast

Red Cross Breakfast Honors Local Heroes

The American Red Cross of Santa Barbara County hosted its first-ever Heroes…

Cooking Up Dreams to benefit local at-risk children

Chefs to "Cook Up Dreams" At New Culinary Competition

You're invited to a new event in Santa Barbara that will tickle your taste-buds and…

Environmental News

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Solar plane aborts Pacific attempt for now

The Solar Impulse 2, the experimental plane that pilots are trying to fly around…

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Study ties Gulf oil spill to dolphin deaths

In a photo, a man holds a handwritten sign identifying a dead dolphin lying on a…

Oil spill cleanup

California oil spill: Officials step up inquiries

Authorities have intensified their response to this week's Santa Barbara oil spill…

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