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More drug offenders eligible for clemency

More federal prisoners serving sentences for non-violent crimes can apply for clemency after the Justice Department announced new rules Wednesday.

Deputy Attorney General James Cole announced that the department would broaden the criteria for clemency...

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Georgia law OKs guns in schools, bars

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a wide-ranging gun bill into law Wednesday that has critics howling and proponents applauding.

House Bill 60, or the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014 -- which opponents have nicknamed the "guns everywhere bill" -- spe...

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Obama starts tour with reassurance to Japan

President Barack Obama arrived in Japan on Wednesday for the first part of his Asia trip that started with reassuring Tokyo of U.S. support in its bitter territorial dispute with China.

Obama made his first stop in Tokyo on a weeklong tour that will a...

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Christie knocks Letterman for fat jokes, backs Colbert

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took a shot Wednesday on Twitter at David Letterman over the retiring comedian's jokes about the governor's weight.

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Mitt Romney's new starring role

Mitt Romney is weighing in on competitive Republican primary for a GOP held House seat in California -- the latest sign that the 2012 Republican presidential nominee plans to play an influential role in helping to shape the future of his party.

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Delinquent IRS employees paid bonuses by the agency

The IRS is in damage control mode Tuesday after an audit revealed that it paid bonuses to employees who were in trouble over tax issues themselves.

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Rand Paul in Chicago: School choice is 'the great equalizer'

Continuing his outreach to minority voters, Sen. Rand Paul told an audience in Chicago Tuesday that the debate over school choice is not a Republican vs. Democrat issue, but a fight between the "dead-enders" and "those who believe in innovation."

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GOP primary to fill seat after cocaine scandal

Four Republican candidates are facing off Tuesday in a primary in southwestern Florida for a seat left open by the resignation of a congressman following a cocaine scandal.

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15 cities in running for 2016 Democratic convention

The Democratic Party has asked 15 mayors to submit formal bids to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, an event that could cost a city as much as $60 million but the payout could be triple the investment or more.

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You could soon use bitcoin to support political campaigns

Bitcoin enthusiasts may soon be able to use the digital currency to support political campaigns.

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Christie on pot: Colo. law 'not the quality of life we want'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie repeated his well-known opposition to legalizing marijuana in his state, and sharply criticized one that has done just that - Colorado.

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Big Drop in Smuggling Boats Making it to Shore in 2014

There's been a significant drop in smuggling boats bringing illegal immigrants and drugs to Santa Barbara County this year.  Since 2010, there have been 42 vessels located on local beaches, some with suspects and their cargo nearby.

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Obama kicks off week-long Asian tour in Tokyo

President Barack Obama arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday to begin a week-long tour of…

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President tours mudslide damage

President Barack Obama travels to Washington to see damage from the deadly mudslide…

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Obamas host White House Easter Egg Roll

The first family hosts the 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

Chelsea Clinton announces pregnancy

Chelsea Clinton expecting first child

Bill and Hillary Clinton have been dropping hints that they want to be grandparents…

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Chelsea Clinton announces she's pregnant

Chelsea Clinton announced Thursday that she is expecting her first child with…

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Obama, Biden make jobs announcement

President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced he's putting hundreds of millions…

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The legacy of JFK

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

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John F. Kennedy Assassination Map: 50th anniversary

November 22nd marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F.…

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2013 Election Breakdown

Ready? Set? Election Time! Don’t know where your polling place is? There is an app…

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State Street Benches Gone

Benches Removed in Two Block Area of Downtown Santa Barbara

Benches have been removed in a two block area of State Street between Haley and…

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Study Says Produce Prices to Climb

You already think your groceries cost too much--now a new study says it'll cost a…

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New Boat To Fight SLO County Drug Smuggling

San Luis Obispo County will use a $493,013 federal grant to watch for and respond to…

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Six Year Fight To Save Historic Beach Cabana Is Over

Santa Barbara County Historic Landmark #49, also known as the Irene and Frances…

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Tipline Warning: Bill Collectors Accused of Using Illegal Threats

An out of state bill collector may be going to far to get people to pay a past debt…

Tipline Investigation: Botched City Inspections Cause Homeowner Nightmare

Our special Tipline Investigation exposes a flawed Santa Barbara city policy that's…

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TODAY: Avoid Identity Theft By Shredding Old Documents

Union Bank is partnering with NewsChannel 3 to sponsor a free shred day in Solvang…

Lost Wedding Ring Found After Two Years

An Ojai couple was reunited with a wedding ring that was lost at Ellwood Beach two…

Cota Sycamore Tree Dedicated To California Television Host

A ceremony honoring the legacy of popular television host Huell Howser was held…

Environmental News

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Iceberg is twice the size of Atlanta

A massive iceberg with an area almost twice the size of Atlanta is moving into the…

Keystone XL pipeline

Obama pushes back Keystone decision

The Obama administration announced Friday that it is extending the comment period on…

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Can Mr. Poo stop public defecation in India?

India has an unlikely new public health hero: a giant, anthropomorphic turd that…

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