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Architect of bin Laden raid: The anxious moments

The man who was the architect of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in the suburbs of a Pakistani city was getting anxious.


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This Brooklyn high school produced Sanders

Once upon a time in a high school in Brooklyn, Sen. Bernie Sanders was a champion long-distance runner and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a baton twirler.

Hillary Clinton in PA

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Hillary Clinton confronts past coal comments

As Hillary Clinton's motorcade rolled down the rainy, windy roads that head into a small West Virginia town Monday, the former secretary of state's campaign knew she was driving into hostile territory.

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Obama barnstorms for stalled nominee Garland

The Senate may be in recess, but the White House and allied groups are working hard to keep the pressure on the chamber's Republicans to hold a hearing and a vote for the president's pick for the Supreme Court, Judge Merrick Garland.

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Cruz on Obama: He's got game

Ted Cruz doesn't have many nice things to say about President Barack Obama, but he apparently appreciates the president's ability to shoot hoops.

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More women join parliament in Iran

Iran President Hassan Rouhani took to Twitter over the weekend to praise the fact that 17 women will be part of the country's new parliament, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency.

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Clinton and Sanders spar over joint fundraising efforts

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders campaign spent part of Monday fighting over how much money the front-runner's operation has actually raised for state parties, with Sanders' campaign charging Clinton with laundering donations.

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U.S. agrees Clinton, Trump headed for faceoff

Americans don't agree on much in politics these days, but a new poll finds broad majorities in agreement that the front-runners for the Republican and Democratic nominations for president will wind up the winners in the end.

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Trump jabs Cruz for not aiding fallen Fiorina

Donald Trump called out Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Monday for not noticing when his running mate Carly Fiorina fell off the stage at a campaign event.

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Earnest defends Wilmore's N-Word use at dinner

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest defended comedian Larry Wilmore's use of the N-word word in his remarks at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner.

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CA GOP unhappy with Cleveland convention cheap seats

California Republicans are chafing at the cheap seats they're getting for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland -- not the nosebleeds in the upper decks of the Quicken Loans Arena, but the hotel in Sandusky, Ohio, where they're staying.

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Five years after bin Laden raid, did it work?

Five years after U.S. Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden at his Pakistani compound, more groups of violent Islamic extremists threaten global security than at any time in history.

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Animation of bin Laden raid

Watch an animation of the attack on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan in 2011.

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Obama on the best chance to get bin Laden

Obama reflects on Bin Laden raid on the 5th anniversary of the operation.

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US cruise goers dock in Havana

For the first time in nearly 40 years, a cruise ship from U.S. to Cuba arrives in…

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Candidates not giving up without a fight

Only a few contests remain as the 2016 election primary season enters the home…

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Clinton says Obama’s legacy is in Trump’s hands

Hillary Clinton warned the roughly 6,000 people at an NAACP dinner in Detroit Sunday…

Ted Cruz on bathroom laws

Ted Cruz stands ground on bathroom laws

Sen. Ted Cruz is standing his ground in his belief that allowing transgender people…

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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…

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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.…

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The legacy of JFK

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

Local Headlines

San Miguelito Canyon Fire

Firefighters Urge Residents to be Ready for Serious Fire Season

Nearly two years later, it may be hard to tell that a wildfire spanning hundreds of…

Multiple Car Burglaries on the Santa Barbara Mesa

Santa Barbara Police have sent several patrol units to the Santa Barbara Mesa where…

Cachuma Lake is down but not out

Special Report: Cachuma Lake Down, But Not Out

Cachuma Lake has been a distressing site for the past five years because it’s as low…

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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-…

Tipline Investigation: U.S. Senate Candidate Accused of Making Threats

We have a follow up to a Tipline Investigation that we broke two weeks ago. It…

Tipline Investigation Tracking Bad Bank Transfers

NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Pismo Beach Man Battles Bank of America to Recover $1,900

Sometimes the smallest errors can turn into the biggest headaches. A viewer in…

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Act of Kindness by Angels Lifts Spirits of Ventura Family

Heavenly Gesture: Angels Host Ventura Family in Mourning for Batting Practice & Game

Angels fan Jason Rutkowski died from an aggressive form of MS at the age of 32.

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Fork & Cork Classic Helps Foodbank with Funding in 2016

Using local restaurants, wineries and breweries, the 3rd annual Fork & Cork Classic…

Santa Barbara County Shelter Cats, Dogs Fly to Washington to Find Permanent Home

Several cats and dogs from Santa Barbara County Animal Services are heading to…

Environmental News

Kenya Ivory Burn

Kenya to torch record amounts of ivory

Twelve ivory towers burned in Kenya on Saturday, sending thick plumes of ash and…

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Lead found in school water 1 year ago, ignored

High levels of lead were discovered in the water at two Tacoma elementary schools in…

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Another fracking pipeline is rejected

New York State has rejected a planned 125-mile long natural gas pipeline that was…

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