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Senate blocks measures to extend NSA program

Opponents of the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data successfully blocked multiple attempts in the Senate early Saturday morning to extend the expiring law that authorizes the program.

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A guide to the Patriot Act debate

Two years after Edward Snowden exposed the National Security Agency's secret collection of the data of millions of Americans' private communications, the bulk of those programs remain intact.

But the key section of the Patriot Act that the NSA used t...

Senate passes trade bill

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Senate OKs 'fast track' trade promotion bill

After weeks of tense negotiations on Capitol Hill and heavy lobbying from the White House, the Senate Friday night cleared a major trade bill that is a top priority of President Barack Obama. The vote was 62 to 37.

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Yellen: Fed can't risk 'overheating the economy'

The Federal Reserve won't wait too long to raise rates.

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State department releases Clinton emails

The State Department released its first round of emails from Hillary Clinton's time as Secretary of State on Friday, offering a new look at her handling of the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

The roughly 300 emails, about 850 pages, are par...

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Obama pitches Iran plan at Adas synagogue

President Barack Obama on Friday strongly defended his intentions with Iran, telling congregants at the Adas Israel synagogue in Northwest Washington that his reputation is on the line if the country ends up securing a nuclear bomb.

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Poll finds Obama popularity on the upswing

President Barack Obama's popularity with the public is on the upswing, according to a new Gallup poll that found him enjoying is strongest approval rating in nearly two years.

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Hillary Clinton racks up rapper endorsements

A growing number of rappers are queuing up plans to make beautiful music with the front-runner Democratic presidential candidate: Hillary Clinton.

An early high-profile endorsement came from Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame, who announced his own cand...

Goleta declares emergency after oil washes ashore

Goleta Declares Emergency As Oil Hits Local Beach

Goleta declared a state of emergency 48 hours after an oil spill near Refugio State Beach.

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SLO City Parts Ways with Police Chief

An agreement has been reached with San Luis Obispo Police Chief Steve Gesell on his separation from employment with the city.

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Gyrocopter pilot pleads not guilty

The man who piloted a gyrocopter onto the Capitol grounds last month to protest big money in politics has trumpeted his move, but on Thursday he pleaded not guilty to six federal charges against him.

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Jeb Bush gives New Hampshire woman massage

Salem New Hampshire Chamber of Commerce President Donna Morris was in for some unexpected caressing from likely Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush during Thursday afternoon's meet and greet.

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Joint chiefs chair breaks out in song

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey sings at a military…

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Obama: Israel has 'right to thrive'

President Barack Obama speaks at a synagogue Friday just before he signs a bill into…

Goleta declares emergency after oil washes ashore

Goleta declares emergency after oil washes ashore

Goleta city leaders are preparing for the worst in case they need cleanup funds

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Jeb Bush massages woman on campaign trail

Like brother, like brother. Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush massages a New…

Chinese and US face off in South China Sea

Chinese military confronts US spy plane

The military says Beijing is building manmade islands that could serve as launching…

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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

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PInk and Jeff Bridges team up to kick off summer meals

Pink And Jeff Bridges Kick Off Summer Meal Program

Major star power kicked off this summer's free meal program for children in need of…

Pipeline history explains reason for no shut off valve

Past Pipeline Owner Fought Against Shut-Off Valve

Plains All-American Pipeline workers were about 25 miles away when a pressure…

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Grand Jury Report Backs Up NewsChannel 3 Investigations

A Grand Jury launched its investigation after we aired a series of reports exposing…

NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Los Alamos Restaurant Settles Complaint Over ADA Dispute

The Americans with Disabilities Act, or the ADA, has been the law since 1990. But,…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Guitar Man Strikes Wrong Chord with Customers

A Santa Barbara guitar company and its owner are striking the wrong chord with…

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Summerland Hosts Annual Flower Empower Luncheon

NewsChannel 3's own Shirin Rajaee and Alan Rose were invited to M.C. the 5th annual…

Red Cross Heroes Breakfast

Red Cross Breakfast Honors Local Heroes

The American Red Cross of Santa Barbara County hosted its first-ever Heroes…

Cooking Up Dreams to benefit local at-risk children

Chefs to "Cook Up Dreams" At New Culinary Competition

You're invited to a new event in Santa Barbara that will tickle your taste-buds and…

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Oil spill cleanup

California oil spill: Officials step up inquiries

Authorities intensified their response Friday to this week's Santa Barbara oil spill…

California oil spill

'Aggressive' cleanup after California spill

Oil pipeline company officials said Wednesday that as many as 105,000 gallons of…

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Reports: Settlement reached with Gulf oil spill rig owner

A $211 million settlement has been reached between the owner of the Deepwater…

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