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Marco Rubio

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Rubio planning mid-April announcement

Sen. Marco Rubio is planning a major announcement for mid-April in Miami, sources tell CNN, with that announcement likely to be the launch of his presidential campaign.

Elizabeth Warren testimony

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These people are REALLY ready for Warren

Ground zero for the grassroots effort here to persuade Elizabeth Warren to run for president is headquartered in a small office park where a yard sign taped to a door is the only marker of the activity inside.

One recent weekday afternoon, about 20 vo...

Clinton CAP

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Clinton deleted all mail from personal server

Hillary Clinton permanently deleted all the emails on the private server she used to do official business as secretary of state, the Republican lawmaker who subpoenaed the emails said late Friday.

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Harry Reid, Senate minority leader, to retire

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Friday he won't seek reelection in 2016, and endorsed New York Sen. Charles Schumer as his successor for his leadership post.

The fifth-term Nevada Democrat has spent months denying retirement rumors, which grew...

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Obama, Pope Francis meeting scheduled

The Obamas will host Pope Francis at the White House during his first visit to the U.S. on Sept. 23.

When Obama met the Pope for the first time at the Vatican in March 2014, he urged him to visit the U.S., and the two discussed a range of issues inclu...

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Kansas to allow concealed guns without permit

Kansas will join a handful of other states that allow their residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit after a bill backed by the National Rifle Association was approved, The Associated press reported.

Mitch McConnell

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Senate passes GOP-approved budget plan

After slogging through a grueling and exhausting day casting scores of back-to-back votes on amendments during the annual budget vote-a-rama, which lasted until 3:30 a.m., senators narrowly approved a Republican-authored budget resolution.

It passed ...

Plaque Commemorates Royal Visit To El Presidio

The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation held a ceremony to unveil the Prince's Plaque at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park on Thursday.

Registers Sex Offenders win court victory

Sex Offender Ruling Changes Living Arrangements

Some registered sex offenders will be able to live by schools and parks under a new court ruling.

DELTOPIA PARKING

Some Goleta Residents Will Receive Parking Passes for Deltopia Weekend

Some Goleta residents will be receiving parking passes soon to make sure they can park in front of their homes without being towed during the upcoming Deltopia weekend.

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Medicare 'doc fix' bill passes House

In a rare moment of bipartisanship bringing House Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi together, the House passed the so called "doc fix."

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

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Diplomats voice optimism on Iran nuclear deal

A major source of disagreement between Iran and world powers negotiating over Tehran's nuclear program -- what to do with its underground Fordo facility -- may be on a path to resolution.

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Harry Reid: 'I'm not running for re-election'

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid releases a video on Friday saying he won't seek…

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Bergdahl saga still not over

The night Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his post in the summer of 2009, he was 23…

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Indiana businesses: We’re open for everyone

Indiana's religious freedom bill is on its way to the governor's desk. Businesses…

Final meeting held to gather district election input

Final meeting held to gather district election input

Attorney Barry Capello shares his thought on district elections

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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

Slideshow: Carpinteria Considers Two New Hotels

Local Headlines

Woman Shot and Killed By Oxnard Police Officer

Woman Killed Officer-Involved Shooting In Oxnard Identified

An officer-involved shooting in Oxnard early Saturday morning killed a 26-year-old…

Local Lions Clubs Collect Eyewear for Underserved Communities

Lions Clubs in California came together for the annual Lions Eyes Across California…

Santa Ynez High School Student Dies After Crosswalk Accident

The California Highway Patrol says a Santa Ynez teenager was hit and severely…

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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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Tipline Investigation: Charities Struggle with Run or Dye Broken Promises

Trouble is brewing for the company that puts on the popular Run or Dye events. …

Santa Barbara City Council Agrees to ZIR Changes

The Santa Barbara City Council is moving ahead with changes to its Zoning…

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RESTAURANT FUNDRAISER FOR JACOB

Fundraiser for Burned Boy Brings in $1000.

A spur-of-the-moment fundraiser by Pascucci restaurant in Santa Barbara has raised…

Santa Maria Students Raise Funds For LLS Patients

More than 50 ASB students from Santa Maria High School raised $3,737.15 during their…

March Madness Tournament Starts Today

Boys and Girls Club March Madness

It's March Madness fever at the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara this weekend!

Environmental News

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Shrinking Arctic sea ice sets record low

Although much of the United States has been shivering this winter, there's been…

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Obama targets greenhouse gases

President Barack Obama, looking to bolster his legacy combating climate change, will…

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2,000 snow geese drop dead from the sky

Idaho wildlife officials have retrieved 2,000 dead snow geese that fell from the sky…

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