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SC governor signs 20-week abortion ban

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill into law on Wednesday that makes it illegal for a woman to obtain an abortion after her pregnancy reaches 20 weeks, press secretary Chaney Adams said.

The law takes effect immediately. Abortions may be per...

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Former Clinton aide seeks to bar release of deposition

One of Hillary Clinton's top aides from her time at the State Department is asking a federal judge to prevent video of her testimony in ongoing legal proceedings from being released to the public.

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Top aide departs Trump campaign

Donald Trump's campaign announced Wednesday that it was parting ways with its political director Rick Wiley, just six weeks after he was hired.

The abrupt split drew attention to ongoing power struggles within the campaign and highlighted the difficul...

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Santa Barbara County to Feel the "Bern" this Weekend

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will make three stops on the Central Coast this weekend.

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United Auto Workers endorses Clinton over Trump

The United Auto Workers Union endorsed Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, touting the Democratic front-runner as the "best choice for our members and our nation in the November election."


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Cleveland prepares for RNC convention protests

The morning after a protest outside a Donald Trump speech turned violent, officials in Cleveland insisted that they are prepared to keep the peace during the Republican Convention in July.

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Donald Trump has a woman problem -- 3 of them

Donald Trump has another woman problem -- three of them.

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Paul Ryan not ready to endorse Donald Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan is tamping down speculation he plans to imminently endorse Donald Trump, revealing that his senior aides are in touch daily with the presumptive nominee's staff in an effort to find common ground on bedrock GOP issues.

And the ...

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Trump slams Clinton's 'judgment' over Iraq, Libya

Donald Trump pressed his case Wednesday that Hillary Clinton is not qualified to be president by trashing Clinton's support for U.S. military interventions that he also backed.

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Which candidate's campaign events need the most security?

The airport isn't the only place you'll see TSA officers checking bags and doing pat downs.

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Eventually Trump? The GOP's most vocal critics are falling in line

There's an oft-repeated saying about the parties and their habits when it comes to choosing a presidential nominee: "Democrats want to fall in love; Republicans just fall in line."

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State Department report slams Clinton email use

A State Department Inspector General report said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton failed to follow the rules or inform key department staff regarding her use of a private email server, according to a copy of the report obtained by CNN on Wed...

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Penalties have gone down for some crimes in California and statistics show a spike…

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Apeel Sciences in Santa Barbara is just weeks away from selling its first batch of a…

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The Tip a Cop dinner at Petrini's Italian Restaurant in Goleta raised money for the…

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