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Obama on Thanksgiving

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Obama Thanksgiving: Call troops, dine at WH

President Obama celebrated his favorite holiday -- Thanksgiving -- with phone calls to U.S. troops, something he often does to mark the holiday.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2010

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Justice Ginsburg released from hospital

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 81, was released from the hospital Thursday after undergoing a heart procedure to have a stent placed in her right coronary artery.

A blockage was discovered after Ginsburg "experienced discomfort during rout...

Nancy Pelosi

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Pelosi: 14 million reasons why Schumer is wrong

Nancy Pelosi says there are 14 million reasons why Chuck Schumer is wrong.

In an intraparty feud about political strategy, the House minority leader called out the No. 3 Senate Democratic leader for saying on Friday that it was a mistake for Democrat...

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Biden defends immigration in Irish op-ed

Vice President Joe Biden invoked his Irish heritage while making a full defense of President Obama's immigration action in an op-ed for IrishCentral, a news website based in New York.

Saying his ancestors traveled to the United States in the 1840s an...

Elizabeth Warren

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Elizabeth Warren calls out Obama on nominee

Elizabeth Warren is accusing President Obama of again putting Wall Street regulation in the hands of Wall Street insiders.

Obama pardons turkey 2014

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Obama 'puzzled' at annual turkey pardon

President Barack Obama pardoned the national Thanksgiving turkey with a smile on Wednesday, but he admitted before saving the bird from it's likely demise that he found the decades-old tradition somewhat "puzzling."

Chuck Hagel

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White House struggles to find Hagel successor

The White House has a big problem on its hands: finding someone to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who was pushed out of the administration this week.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

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Tom Hanks to host DC Christmas Tree lighting

Actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress and singer Rita Wilson, will co-host the National Christmas Tree lighting next week, the National Park Service announced Wednesday.

Idlib, Syria, airstrikes aftermath

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Syria airstrikes 'kill 95 in ISIS stronghold'

At least 95 people have been killed and 120 injured in airstrikes by Syrian government forces on the northern city of Raqqa, a stronghold for the extremist group ISIS, a monitoring group said Wednesday.

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Nearly half a million enroll in ObamaCare

Nearly half a million Americans chose plans on HealthCare.gov during the first week of open enrollment for 2015, a sign the federal health care site has improved since its rocky rollout last year.

President Obama making Ferguson remarks

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Poll: Obama's immigration policy popular, approach isn't

President Barack Obama's policy of halting deportations for the undocumented parents of children born in the U.S. is popular -- but his method for implementing it is not.

Mitt Romney, stand-alone head shot

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Romney tops crowded GOP field for 2016

Mitt Romney has said he has no plans to run for president a third time -- but that isn't stopping voters from wanting him to hit the campaign trail again.

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Obama's Thanksgiving address

Obama delivers Thanksgiving message

President Barack Obama issues his weekly address, wishing a happy Thanksgiving.

Obama pardons turkey 2014

Obama pardons Thanksgiving turkey

Following tradition, President Barack Obama pardoned the Thanksgiving turkey today…

Downtown Santa Barbara Protests Draws Heavy Police Presence

Downtown Santa Barbara Protests Draws Heavy Police Presence

Downtown Santa Barbara Protests Draws Heavy Police Presence, Police try to prevent…

Solvang Council Seeks New Location for Water Treatment Plant

Solvang Council Seeks New Location for Water Treatment Plant

The City of Solvang must build a new water treatment plant in order to comply with…

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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

Slideshow: Carpinteria Considers Two New Hotels

Local Headlines

Two Hour Power Outage Darkens Early Black Friday Openings

The lights went out an hour and 20 minutes after Best Buy's 5 p.m. opening on…

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Holiday Events Choose Similar Pirate Theme

Pirates are invading the Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard this holiday season.

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Beaches, Bars, Theaters Busy Before Thanksgiving Dinner

Not everyone dined and dashes to Black Friday Eve store openings.

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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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Father of Los Osos Woman Found Dead in Nevada Speaks Out

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

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Rescue Mission Serves Up Early Thanksgiving Feast

Rescue Mission Serves Up Early Thanksgiving Feast

The Rescue Mission served up an early Thanksgiving meal Wednesday afternoon to…

Organic Soup Kitchen Feeds the Community

Organic Soup Kitchen Seeks Community Help

The Organic Soup Kitchen is celebrating its sixth annual Thanksgiving Day community…

Turkey Cuts in Goleta Brings in Donations for the Food Ban

'Turkey Cuts' in Goleta Brings in Donations for the Food Bank

Turkey cuts at Goleta Barbers will put food on the table for the needy this holiday…

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Polluting factories cost Europe $235 billion

Air pollution costs Europe up to $235 billion a year -- roughly the GDP of…

One man's efforts to rescue killer whales

After sprinting for more than an hour up the Puget Sound, a group of migrant killer…

Senate votes on Keystone pipeline 2

US Senate kills Keystone pipeline bill

The Senate blocked a measure Tuesday that would have authorized construction of the…

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