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Election 2016: Who are the richest candidates?

Promising economic mobility and championing the middle class are key themes for candidates from both sides of the political aisle as the 2016 presidential campaign gets underway.

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Lompoc City Council Approves Brewery Loan

Solvang Brewing Company buys former Beattie Ford property.


Bill Clinton: Allegations 'won't fly'

Former President Bill Clinton defended his namesake foundation Wednesday, insisting that the allegations in the book "Clinton Cash" are baseless and "won't fly."

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Poll: Bush trails most of GOP field in Iowa

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush may be the most popular Republican presidential hopeful nationwide, but he trails his rivals badly in the critical state of Iowa, according to a new poll released Wednesday.

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McConnell moves to shut down Rubio, Cotton over Iran bill

Brushing aside attempts by two fellow Republicans senators to add controversial changes to the Iran nuclear bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moved Tuesday to cut off debate on the bill prematurely in order to prevent votes on those so-cal...

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Clinton calls for full citizenship path

Hillary Clinton is inviting -- and practically baiting -- Republican presidential contenders into a battle over immigration.

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Senate moves forward with GOP budget proposal

The Senate on Tuesday passed a Republican-backed budget blueprint that boosts defense spending while cutting $5 trillion in spending, largely on social programs, to balance the budget in a decade.

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Huckabee running for another White House bid

Mike Huckabee launched his second presidential bid here Tuesday, casting himself as a guy with small town roots who can relate to the economic and security concerns of average American families.

"I truly am from Hope to higher ground," Huckabee told ...

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Obama 'heartbroken' about Dave Goldberg

Add President Obama to the list of prominent people offering kind words about Dave Goldberg.

The president on the White House's Facebook page drafted touching memories of the late SurveyMonkey CEO and husband of Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg.


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WH: Texas shooting was terror attack attempt

A shooting attack at a cartoon contest in Texas over the weekend was an attempted act of terrorism, the White House said Tuesday, but added that it was too early for American intelligence to link the culprits to ISIS, also known as ISIL.

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Lynch discusses reform in Baltimore

Attorney General Loretta Lynch arrived in Baltimore, Maryland, on Tuesday for meetings with city officials, members of Congress, law enforcement officials, as well as faith and community leaders.

After shaking hands with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawl...

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Obama taps Dunford for top military post

President Barack Obama said Tuesday he'll nominate a trusted military adviser with ties to his drawdown of troops in Afghanistan as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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Clinton takes stand on immigration

Hillary Clinton is calling for comprehensive immigration reform.


Bill Clinton: Money accusations 'won't fly'

Former President Bill Clinton defended his namesake foundation Wednesday, insisting…

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Huckabee joins growing field of GOP candidates

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee announces he's running for president,…

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Huckabee to join GOP sweepstakes

Eighteen months before Election Day, the Republican presidential field is growing…

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Waitress gives Kansas gov. something to chew on

Topeka waitress Chloe Hough waited on Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback when he ate at Boss…

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Supreme Court to hear gay marriage arguments

The debate over same-sex marriage moves to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, where…

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5 fun facts about Barack Obama

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


The British Monarchy

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

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Lompoc City Council Approves Brewery Loan

Solvang Brewing Company buys former Beattie Ford property.


Santa Barbara Business Gone. Many Upset People Looking For Their Money

The operators of a Santa Barbara business site in the popular "Funk Zone" have…

Swimming pools spared from new drought restrictions

Pools Spared By Drought Restrictions

The Santa Barbara City Council voted to declare a stage 3 drought emergency, but…

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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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Tipline Investigation: Craigslist Scam Targets Desperate Renters

In this Tipline investigation we expose a rental scam that will have you doing a…

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Community Comes Together To Honor Sgt. Wallace Dawson

After 64 years Sgt. Wallace Dawson, who was a prisoner of the Korean War has finally…

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Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation Grants Moment in Time

The Teddy Bear Cancer foundation will host its inaugural Moments in Time fundraising…

More Than 500,000 Miles Donated To Grant Wishes of Sick Children

Wednesday was World Wish Day and we'd like to thank you for taking part in helping…

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Study: Birth weights rose when China curbed smog

Babies carried by pregnant women during the Beijing Summer Olympics in 2008, when…

Obama prepares for immigration speech

Obama heads to Florida to talk climate

President Barack Obama ventured into the South Florida Everglades on Wednesday to…

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New York City's bold plan to end garbage

In a city famous for giant, steaming piles of trash, the new plan is to have nearly…

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