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That time Walmart got offended by a female president

Twenty-one years ago, Ann Moliver Ruben designed a T-shirt with a simple empowering message: "Someday a woman will be PRESIDENT!"

A Walmart store in Florida quickly pulled it from its shelves, saying the shirt was "offensive" to some shoppers and appa...

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Trump super PAC splurges on ads during Democratic convention

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's supporters have stepped up their advertising efforts this week, working to counterbalance the fanfare of the Democratic National Convention.

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'Little doubt' Russia behind DNC hack, US official says

There is "little doubt" Russia is behind the hack of Democratic National Committee emails, a US official told CNN on Wednesday.

The remarks follow a week-long episode where leaked DNC emails showed Democratic officials giving preferential treatment to...

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Tim Kaine introduces himself as Clinton's VP pick

Tim Kaine, the self-described "boring" Virginia senator, will give the speech of his life Wednesday as he introduces himself to the country as Hillary Clinton's running mate at the Democratic National Convention.

His first appearance Saturday as Clint...

DNC Floor Philadelphia

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2016 DNC guide: What to watch on day 3

Hillary Clinton officially won the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday. Then, Bill Clinton took the Democratic National Convention on a 45-minute tour through the former first lady, senator and secretary of state's biography.

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Donald Trump encourages Russia to hack Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump appeared to call on Russian hackers Wednesday to find 30,000 of Hillary Clinton's deleted emails, adding a stunning twist to the uproar over Moscow's alleged intervention in the presidential election

"They probably have her 33,000 e-mails...



Reagan shooter Hinckley Jr. set to be released

A federal judge on Wednesday granted John Hinckley Jr., the man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, "full-time convalescent leave" from St. Elizabeth's Hospital.

The order allows Hinckley, Jr. to live full-time in Williamsburg, Virginia, but st...

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Front pages document Hillary Clinton's historic moment without photo of her

Hillary Clinton became the first female presidential nominee of a major party on Tuesday night, a historic moment for any newspaper front page to document. But some front pages were missing a key component in their coverage of the event: a photo of C...

Protesters during Turkey coup

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Turkey detainees tortured after coup, group says

Captured military officers raped by police, hundreds of soldiers beaten, some detainees denied food and water and access to lawyers for days. These are the grim conditions that many of the thousands who were arrested in Turkey face in the aftermath o...

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Trump says he'd support $10 minimum wage

Donald Trump said Tuesday he would support raising the federal minimum wage to $10 an hour, a departure from his previous assertion that wages are "too high."

The Republican presidential nominee was pressed to provide a specific number by Fox News anc...

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Obama on Trump winning: 'Anything's possible'

Barack Obama has long insisted that Donald Trump will be defeated in November. But these days, the President won't rule anything out.

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Day 2 at DNC: Hillary makes history

Democrats made Hillary Clinton the first female presidential nominee of a major party in the nation's history on Tuesday, shattering one of the last remaining glass ceilings in American politics. Find out what else happened on the second day of the Democratic National Convention.

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Trump to Russia: I hope you find missing emails

Speaking at a news conference in Florida on Wednesday, Republican presidential…


Celebs show support for Clinton with 'Fight Song'

Multiple celebrities lend their voices to sing "Fight Song" in a video played at the…

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Speakers get personal about Hillary

DNC speakers, including former President Bill Clinton, shared a more personal side…

Bicycle Master Plan Approved By City Council

Bicycle Master Plan Approved By City Council

One portion of approved bike plan remains controversial

Local delegates share their experience vis social media

Local delegates share their experience vis social media

Susan Rose and Daraka Larimore-Hall keep viewers posted about their

Bernie Sanders moves to nomination

Sen. Sanders moves to nominate Hillary Clinton for president

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders formally nominated, by voice vote, Hillary Clinton to…

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Slideshow: Hillary Clinton in Oxnard and Santa Barbara

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The history of the U.S. president

Today is President's Day! Do you know how many children Jimmy Carter has? What…

George W. Bush

Greatest moments in presidential speeches

Presidential speeches can be memorable for many reasons: they can capture the…

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Who said it? Memorable quotes from inaugural speeches

Through periods of war, peace, depression or prosperity, Inauguration Day always…

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Presidential scandals match game

Scandals tend to grab headlines -- and that’s not at all new in American politics.…

Local Headlines

Former Lompoc Mayor Joe Valencia Dies After Long Battle with Illness

Former Lompoc City councilman and mayor Joe Valencia passed away Saturday, July 23…

Santa Barbara Historical Museum's Underground Vault Holds Hidden Treasures of Fiesta

An underground vault filled with thousands of historic Old Spanish Days pieces were…

Santa Barbara Desalination Plant Won't Start Up Until January

A plan to have fresh water from an ocean desalination plant flowing into the system…

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Plains All American Pipeline Stock Plunges After Refugio Oil Spill

NewsChannel 3 continues our special series of reports into the Refugio oil spill…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: SLO Porsche Crash Leads to Bogus Story

You've probably heard the saying that 'honesty is the best policy." What you're…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Fire Chief Fights to Fix Fatal Flaws in the 911 System

Who has a better system for identifying and processing mobile phone calls? The 9-1-…

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Hundreds of Santa Barbara County Kids Play Olympic Style Games

Over 300 kids from United Way of Santa Barbara County will be play in their own…

California Wine Festival Brings Northern And Southern California Vintners Together in Santa Barbara

Northern, Central and Southern California winemakers found themselves at the center…

Local After School Program Recognized for Helping to Keep Kids Healthy

Seven Santa Barbara Schools were recognized with Distinguished After School Health (…

Environmental News

Heat wave

Deadly heat wave scorches central and eastern U.S.

Dangerously high temperatures will keep scorching the Northeast in the wake of a…

Leonardo DiCaprio

DiCaprio, friends raise $45M for environment

Not surprisingly, Leonardo DiCaprio has some wealthy, famous friends. As it turns…

Water bottles

Scientists turn old plastic bottles into fuel

Millions of tons of plastic garbage pollute the world. What if they could be turned…

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