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'Device' found on White House grounds

The Secret Service is investigating a "device," described as a small drone, found on the grounds of the White House, Press Secretary Josh Earnest said early Monday morning.

He did not give details about the device, but said it does not appear to pose a threat.

The President an...

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Ambassador defends Netanyahu Congress speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu isn't aiming to disrespect President Obama or muddy the waters of American politics when he speaks before Congress, the country's ambassador said Sunday.

"The Prime Minister's visit to Washington is intended f...

Alexis Tsipras

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Greek elections: Is Tsipras man of moment?

Alexis Tsipras is the man of the moment, the poster child of Greece's new left, the firebrand leader of anti-austerity party Syriza. In his fine suits, he cuts a dashing figure, and at 40, he's considered young to be a political leader.

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Biden, Rubio and Palin's 2016 plans

The 2016 calculations of three potential candidates -- two Republicans and a very senior Democrat -- plus big tests for President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filled our Sunday trip around the "Inside Politics" table.

1. Rubio's no...

Juneau Alaska

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Obama's Alaska move triggers fight

The Obama administration is moving to block oil and gas production along a major part of Alaska's northern coastline, setting off another energy battle with Republican lawmakers.

On Sunday, President Barack Obama announced plans for the Interior Depa...

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Obama and Modi: Best broments

U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are pals, if you haven't heard.

The pair have "chemistry," according to the White House and Indian officials. They've shared impromptu strolls on the National Mall and, on Sunday, a l...

GOP hopefuls weigh in on gay marriage

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says a Supreme Court decision in favor of same-sex marriage won't be enough to make it the law of the land overnight.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says he wants to amend the Constitution to leave the decision over wh...

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Obama on Russia: 'Large countries don't bully'

The military option is out, President Barack Obama said Sunday, but the U.S. will be looking at all other options to "ratchet up the pressure on Russia" on the issue of Ukraine.

"We have no interest in seeing Russia weakened or its economy in shamble...

Mike Huckabee, April 2014

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Huckabee straddles line on immigration

Mike Huckabee says deporting immigrants who were brought into the United States as children is like ticketing a child riding in the back seat of a car when the child's father is pulled over for speeding.

"You don't punish a child for something his pa...

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Netanyahu visit continues to stir emotion

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough says the United States shouldn't wade into Israeli politics -- even if the country's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, plans to weigh in on American policies.

His comments come days after House Speaker Joh...

GOP presidential campaign season gets unofficial start

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Protesters interrupt Perry, Christie in Iowa

A man was arrested Saturday at a conservative gathering widely considered the kickoff event for the 2016 Republican presidential race in Iowa.

Marco Malagon, 32, was part of a group of protesters who interrupted Rick Perry's speech at the Iowa Freedom...

Obama's meeting with India's leader shortened

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Expectations high for Obama in India

The leaders of India and the United States, testing the diplomatic extent of their personal friendship, said on Sunday they'd made progress on a deal allowing U.S. firms to cooperate on civilian nuclear power plants in India.

U.S. companies are reluct...

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Supreme Court Case Spurs Death Penalty Debate

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YouTube stars interview President Obama

In an attempt to connect to a younger audience, President Barack Obama sat down…

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King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia dead at 90

Saudi Arabian authorities are preparing to bury their late king, in accordance with…

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Pre-schooler to Obama: 'What was your dream?'

While talking to some kids at a pre-school in Kansas, President Barack Obama talks…

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

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

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Los Padres Boys Scouts of America Honors Scouting Leaders

The Los Padres Council of the Boy Scouts of America honored scouting leaders at…

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Statewide Robotics Competition Features Top Teams from California

Hundreds of students across the state showed off their robotics skills as this…

Isla Vista Stabbing in Early Morning Hours

An early morning party at a fraternity in Isla Vista turns violent when one person…

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Run or Dye Event Cancelled Under Cloud of Suspicion

The Run or Dye event scheduled for Ventura this Saturday, November 8, will not…

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Tipline Exclusive: SoCal Edison Accused Of Delaying Solar Applications

A nasty feud is brewing between many solar companies and Southern California Edison.

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Father of Los Osos Woman Found Dead in Nevada Speaks Out

"Margay touched so many lives, and was so outgoing and gregarious", says Jeff…

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Mac's Holiday Pies Help Food Bank with Big Donation

The holiday pie sales at Mac's Fish and Chips Shop in Santa Barbara also put food on…

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Oxnard Residents Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The 29th annual Doctor King, Jr., birthday celebration happened Monday in Oxnard.

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Santa Ynez Cycling Club Promotes Biking And Community Outreach

A local cycling club is working to support not only its recreational pastime, but…

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Obama's Alaska move triggers fight

The Obama administration is moving to block oil and gas production along a major…

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Oil pipeline ruptures, spill 50k gallons

A Montana pipeline burst sent as much as 50,400 gallons of oil gushing into the…

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State Department sets Feb. 2 Keystone XL deadline

With the Senate expected to vote soon on the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline,…

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