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Sanders undergoes elective hernia surgery

Bernie Sanders is having elective hernia surgery at George Washington University on Monday and will be out of work until Tuesday, according to his Senate office.

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Ryan: State of the Union address Jan. 12

President Barack Obama will give his final State of the Union address on Jan. 12, 2016, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Monday.

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Obama, Putin meet at COP21 summit in Paris

President Barack Obama met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Paris, on the sidelines of an international summit to combat climate change, according to a White House official.

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Obama: Climate summit a 'rejection' of terror

Combating climate change will prove to be a rebuttal of terrorist efforts, President Barack Obama declared at the opening of a major climate summit in Paris.

"What greater rejection of those who would tear down our world than marshaling our best effor...

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Warming planet risks financial turmoil

The climate summit getting underway in Paris this week is being touted as a huge opportunity for a deal to cut carbon emissions and limit global warming.

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Why it's time to care about COP21

In Paris, world leaders are fretting over 2 degrees Celsius.

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Obama pays respects at the Bataclan in Paris

President Barack Obama paid a midnight tribute Monday to the victims of the Paris terror attacks, ‎laying a single white rose at the Bataclan club where ISIS terrorists unleashed carnage two weeks ago.

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Democrats strike different tones on shooting

The three Democrats running for their party's presidential nomination, together again in New Hampshire on Sunday night, struck markedly different tones when commenting upon the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic.

Hillary Clinton, Nov. 14, 2015

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Clinton to pitch spending $350B on infrastructure on Sunday

Hillary Clinton cast herself as organized labor's presidential candidate on Sunday in Boston, standing with Marty Walsh, the city's union-backed mayor, to roll out her plan to increase spending on infrastructure and manufacturing.

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Carly Fiorina speaking in Greenville, S.C., Sept. 18, 2015

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Republicans condemn Planned Parenthood attacker

Republican presidential contenders condemned the attacker in Friday's deadly shootings at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado -- but largely stood by their fierce criticism of the organization.

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Obama seeks to seal climate legacy in terror-addled Paris

With a major piece of his White House legacy at stake, President Barack Obama flies to Paris Sunday hoping to seal an historic climate accord in a city still rattled by terror attacks two weeks ago.

Jeb Bush, Nov. 13, 2015

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Bush: Prospect of Trump presidency 'scary'

Jeb Bush says the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency is "kind of scary."

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President Barack Obama spoke at the climate summit in Paris Monday.

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Warming Shelters Open in Santa Barbara County

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Water Saving Mobile Car Wash Helps During Drought

A mobile car wash in Santa Barbara is cleaning up during the drought.  The service…

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