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Republicans to theaters: Don't be 'bullied,' show Sony's 'The Interview'

The Republican National Committee has a message for theater owners: Put "The Interview" back on your screens.

In a letter obtained first by CNN, RNC chairman Reince Priebus encouraged the CEOs of 10 major theater chains to show the controversial comed...

Obama end of year news conference

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Upbeat Obama bids goodbye to tough year

Barack Obama actually looks like he's having fun being president.

The commander-in-chief showed the world an unfamiliar face in a punchy end-of-year news conference Friday. He said he was energized and excited, and his bouncy body language suggested h...

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Inside the push to draft Ben Carson for president

John Philip Sousa IV has a mission: Convince a retired neurosurgeon with no political experience to run for President -- and then help him win.

Sousa, 67, launched a super PAC last year that has raised millions in an effort to urge Dr. Ben Carson to ...

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Mad about N. Korea? Hack back, group says

Jo Jin-hye, who escaped North Korea, wanted to watch "The Interview." The comedy lampoons North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whose dynasty she loathes.

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Obama: Sony 'made a mistake'

President Barack Obama prodded Congress to eliminate the United States' decades-old Cuba embargo Friday, saying that improving relations with the communist country will help open its "hermetically sealed society."

Obama end of year news conference

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Obama calls on only female reporters

President Barack Obama took eight questions during his Friday press conference --- and all of them from women journalists.

It was an unusual and deliberate move, considering the White House press corps has been historically dominated by men. Indeed, t...

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Obama calls James Franco 'James Flacco'

While talking about the Sony hack during his end-of-year press conference, President Obama called actor James Franco "James Flacco."

Within a minute or two, there was already a parody Twitter account with @JamesFlacco thanking the president for the na...

Senator John McCain

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McCain to hold hearing after Sony attack

Sen. John McCain, the incoming chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, will hold a hearing into the cyber attack on Sony Pictures in the first two weeks of the next Congress.

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Washingtonians bid farewell to Colbert

Comedian Stephen Colbert bid farewell on his final show Thursday night with the help of a pantheon of celebrities, including Washington notables and dignitaries.

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2016 Republicans slam Cuba announcement

President Barack Obama's historic move to loosen the U.S. embargo on Cuba set off an immediate clash with Republicans keen to use the dramatic foreign policy shift to further their own White House aspirations.

The announcement immediately threw two Fl...

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Obama lauds LeBron's 'I Can't Breathe' shirt

President Barack Obama praised basketball star LeBron James for wearing an "I Can't Breathe" protest shirt during his pre-game warmup last week.

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Officials: Hackers stole Sony computer credentials

U.S. investigators have evidence that hackers stole the computer credentials of a system administrator to get access to Sony's computer system, allowing them broad access, U.S. officials briefed on the investigation tell CNN. The finding is one reaso...

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Pope Francis speaks out about the U.S.-Cuba deal he helped bring together.

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Cuban President Raul Castro thanks the United States and Pope Francis for the…

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Lompoc Appoints 5th City Council Member

Lompoc Appoints 5th City Council Member

James Mosby has been sworn in as the newest member of the Lompoc City Council at a…

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Paso Robles Police are investigating a burglary that happened early Friday morning…

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Santa Barbara Salvation Army Launches Internship Program For Kettle Ringers

Four interns are manning the kettles in the hopes of getting a letter of…

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Run or Dye Event Cancelled Under Cloud of Suspicion

The Run or Dye event scheduled for Ventura this Saturday, November 8, will not…

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Tipline Exclusive: SoCal Edison Accused Of Delaying Solar Applications

A nasty feud is brewing between many solar companies and Southern California Edison.

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"Margay touched so many lives, and was so outgoing and gregarious", says Jeff…

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CHP Officers Deliver Toys To Unity Shoppe

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La Cumbre Junior High School celebrated the completion of their newly remodeled…

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Space-based solar: the energy of the future?

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