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Obama hugs Nina Pham

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To hug or not to hug -- never a question

To hug or not to hug? That was not a question for President Barack Obama, who invited previously Ebola-stricken nurse Nina Pham to the White House Friday for a visit and a hug in the Oval Office.

Voting booth Nov 5

Darren Hauck/ Reuters

Will last minute strength be enough for Dems?

Democrats in key Senate races are showing some strength in the final stretch of election season -- but it may not be enough to keep the chamber.

Havana, Cuba, skyline

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Latino millennials want to end Cuba embargo

Cuban-Americans have had an outsized influence in keeping the U.S. embargo since Fidel Castro seized power. Now a younger generation, with strong familial ties there but far removed from the memories of Castro's revolution, want the embargo to end.

Elizabeth Warren

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Clinton praises Warren, not vice versa

When Hillary Clinton joins candidates across the country, there is a standard formula for those introducing her: Rev up the crowd, tout candidates on the ballot, speak positively about Hillary Clinton.

Scott Brown

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Brown: No time for 'political correctness'

New Hampshire Senate Candidate Scott Brown responded to news that a new case of Ebola has been diagnosed in New York City, calling for "common-sense prevention mechanisms" in a statement released by his campaign Friday.

Poll: Coakley trails GOPer in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Democratic governor hopeful Martha Coakley is falling behind her Republican challenger Charlie Baker, a new poll shows.

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Is the U.S. holding too much oil in reserve?

Does America have too much oil in its reserves?

Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon fired off a letter this week asking the Department of Energy to study the "size and make-up" of the U.S.' Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

It comes fresh on the heels of a report o...

Volunteers Give Their Time to Candidates

Volunteers are working long hours to help their candidates win on Nov. 4.

Issa, Ebola hearing

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4 issues raised at the Ebola House hearing

One day after the fourth case of Ebola was diagnosed in the United States, lawmakers met with administration and public health officials in an already-scheduled congressional hearing to hash out some concerns about the handling of the deadly virus.

H...

Obama hugs Nina Pham

Larry Downing/Reuters

President Obama hugs Ebola-free nurse

Before Nina Pham headed back home to Dallas, Texas, she made one exciting final stop.

The 26 year old nurse, who is now Ebola free, met with President Obama in the Oval Office this afternoon, where the president gave Pham a big hug.

He wasn't the onl...

Monica Lewinsky

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Government report: Lewinsky mistreated in '98

A government report obtained by CNN on Friday states that government agents and lawyers mistreated Monica Lewinsky when they approached the former White House intern in January 1998 to get her to cooperate with an investigation into President Bill Clinton.

Sarah Palin

Chris Welch/CNN

Sarah Palin finds a Democrat she can support

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin snubbed home state Republicans this year, instead endorsing an independent candidate for governor and his Democratic running mate for lieutenant governor.

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New video of Ottawa gunman released

New details are emerging about Michael Zehaf Bibeau, the man suspected of gunning…

Group wants support for immigrant detainees

Group seeks support for female immigrant detainees

A group called the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services is…

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5 fun facts about Barack Obama

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The British Monarchy

Prince George, who is third in line to the British throne, celebrates his first…

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Santa Maria Says Goodbye to Stinky's

A huge turnout and show of customer support to mark the end of a long run for…

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Time for High School Football, and Friday Football Focus has you covered!

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News Anchor's Daughter Recovers from Enterovirus

The 15-year-old daughter of news anchor Paula Lopez became the first confirmed case…

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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…

Plea for Help from Family of Murdered Santa Maria Man

As Javier Limon Jr. stares at a collection of photographs of his late father Javier…

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NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

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Students Learn About Agriculture in ‘Kinderpatch’

In the spirit of the fall season, hundreds of kids from Orcutt and Santa Maria…

Media Center Ribbon Cutting At Bishop Diego High School

Media Center Now Open at Bishop Diego High School

Bishop Diego High School unveiled a brand new media center Thursday night. The…

Community Walk in the Eastside

Community Walk in the Eastside

The Coalition for Sustainable Transportation, hosted a community walk on the…

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Partial solar eclipse on Thursday at sundown

The cosmos will cast an afternoon delight over the country on Thursday with a…

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Beijing Marathon competitors brave smog

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