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Santa Maria Woman Describes Carjacking Ordeal

Off-duty Sheriff's Deputy foils carjacking at Pappy's Diner.

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Clock ticks in talks for Iran nuclear deal

With just a few hours to go, can Iran and world powers make a deal?

As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, "You'll have your answer before the end of the day."

Kerry spoke around the negotiating table, alongside top officials from Iran and...

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Elizabeth Warren tells Wall Street: 'Bring it on'

Elizabeth Warren has a clear message for Wall Street: "Bring it on."

The senator from Massachusetts said Monday that she will continue to call for financial reforms and for big Wall Street banks to be broken up, despite potential retaliation against D...

Clinton speaks at podium

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Top Clinton aides head to Iowa, New Hampshire

Two top aides to Hillary Clinton's all-but-announced presidential campaign are headed to Iowa and New Hampshire this week, according to a Democrat familiar with their plans but not authorized to speak on the record.

Robby Mook, Clinton's campaign mana...

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GOP 2016 hopefuls back Indiana's new law

Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum and Ben Carson are rushing to defend Indiana's "religious freedom" law, standing with social conservatives on a measure that opponents have said opens the door to discrimination against gays and lesb...

Demonstrators in Indianapolis over religious freedom law

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Indiana legislators pledge to 'fix' law

Indiana's top two state lawmakers pledged Monday to amend the state's controversial "religious freedom" law to clarify that it cannot be used to discriminate against gay people.

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Iran talks: Kerry still sees 'tricky issues'

As nuclear talks with Iran neared the endgame, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shied away from predicting success.

Difficult issues remain on the table as the world's most powerful diplomats meet in Switzerland with Iranian nuclear negotiators, Ker...

Obama speaks at Kennedy Institute dedication

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Obama salutes 'Lion of the Senate' Kennedy

President Barack Obama, formally dedicating on Monday an institute to the U.S. Senate and one of its legendary occupants, hailed the importance of the legislative body even while suggesting its best days have faded.

Speaking at the Boston waterfront s...

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Obama makes first trip to Kenya as President

President Barack Obama is making his first trip to his father's native Kenya as president this summer, the White House announced Monday.

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The 2 states Obama hasn't visited

He's visited steel mills in Indiana and movie studios in California; an oil spill in in Louisiana and a landslide in Washington State; military bases from New Jersey to Texas; even Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.

When President Barack Obama spea...

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Iran nuclear talks: What they are discussing

American diplomats are in the final stretch of negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.

World powers, including the United States, want to curb Iran's nuclear program to keep it from developing a nuclear bomb, and Iran is eager to throw off th...

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Bush missed red flags in business scandal

There were plenty of red flags surrounding the company Jeb Bush was planning to join: lawsuits, bad headlines, even previously convicted drug dealers in top positions.

But somehow Bush seemed to miss them all in 2007 as he prepared to join InnoVida a...

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Santa Maria Woman Describes Carjacking Ordeal

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