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Pride over Ireland's same-sex marriage vote

The Internet exploded with rainbows Saturday as Ireland became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage through a popular vote.

Ireland became a worldwide trending topic on social media after voters approved the referendum by as mu...

Film advocates for socially responsible clothing

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Documentary: Your clothes are killing us

We buy too many clothes, and we pay too little for them. That's the message of "The True Cost," a new documentary on the perils of the fashion industry, which is being released next week.

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Best sunscreens of 2015 we're probably not using

Who's the worst at protecting their skin from the sun and skin cancer, men or women? Men are, according to the latest study on sunscreen use by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it's men.

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Girl Scouts welcomes transgender girls

Transgender girls are welcome in the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, a stance that has attracted controversy from some conservative groups over the past week.

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Fed judge strikes down Ala. gay marriage ban

A federal judge in Alabama ruled Thursday that same-sex couples have the right to marry throughout the state, but she put her ruling on hold until the Supreme Court decides the issue this spring.

U.S. District Judge Callie Granade in Mobile had issued...

Tablets Handed Out By Santa Maria Area High Schools

In an effort to promote access to technology, Santa Maria Joint Union High School District distributes more than 5600 Dell tablets to students for personal and educational use.

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Bogus gay marriage study sends news outlets scrambling

A fraudulent study on people's attitudes toward gay marriage has forced several prominent news outlets to append corrections to their stories.

The study published in the academic journal Science in December was retracted by one of the authors Tuesday.

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What 'natural' and other food labels mean

The debate over the safety of genetically modified foods came into the spotlight again last month when Chipotle, the popular Mexican food chain, announced it was working to remove ingredients that contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, from its menu,

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Fittest cities in the US, and why

Regardless of where you live in the United States, one trend seems to be clear: The more pedestrian-friendly the city, the healthier its residents, according to a recent report released by the American College of Sports Medicine.

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Worried about your job? Get used to it

Employment insecurity is here to stay.

Pop-Up Brunch Kicks off in Santa Barbara

Pop Up Brunch series kicks off in Santa Barbara

This weekend was the first-ever Pop Up Brunch in Santa Barbara.

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10 things we know about bullying

The U.S. Department of Education is hailing what it calls the "first significant decrease" in school-based bullying since the federal government started gathering such data back in 2005.

Entertainment Headlines

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'Beautiful Mind' mathematician, wife killed

John Forbes Nash Jr., the Princeton University mathematician whose life inspired the…

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Comedy great Anne Meara dies

Comedy great Anne Meara, the quick-witted half of the comedy team "Stiller & Meara,"…

Mans Zelmerlowe's rendition of 'Heroes' secures win

Swedish pop singer wins Eurovision contest

A pop singer from Sweden won the 60th version of the hugely popular Eurovision Song…

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Clooney's 'Tomorrowland' hoping for box office blastoff

The box office for Disney's "Tomorrowland" looks to be as unknown as tomorrow itself.

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Casey Kasem's widow won't face elder abuse charges

Citing insufficient evidence, Los Angeles County prosecutors declined to file elder…

Bill Murray on red carpet

Netflix to wish you 'A Very Murray Christmas' this December

Move over Rudolph and Frosty, here comes Bill Murray.

Netflix announced on Friday…

Travel Headlines

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Elephant grabs man's camera, takes 'elphie'

Plenty of tourists have snapped a selfie of themselves posing with an elephant…

London neighborhoods

London's most happening neighborhoods

Visitors to Britain's sprawling capital often complain that they never get to…

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World's highest glass bridge planned in China

Chalk up another superlative achievement for China.

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Dr. Beach's top 10 U.S. beaches for 2015

An hour's drive from Oahu's famous and often-crowded Waikiki Beach is a local's…

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Reports: Police use Taser on man at LAX

Police used a Taser gun on a man at Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday…

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Norwegian cruise ship headed back to Boston

A Norwegian Cruise Line ship is back where it should be -- sailing to Boston.

A day…

Technology Headlines

Company says may or may not make high-tech toy

Google files patent for creepy teddy bear

Remember Teddy, the super-computer toy, from the film "Artificial Intelligence?"…

Facebook on phone

Selling your Android phone? Don't. It keeps your data.

If you recently sold your old Android phone, chances are your text messages, emails…

Automotive Headlines

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Monaco car collector profits from 'flipping' Ferraris

Pieter van Naeltwijck is no ordinary car collector. The Monaco millionaire makes…

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NHTSA: 100 million cars have been recalled since 2014

There have been roughly 100 million vehicle recalls in the United States since the…

Good news for drivers ahead of Memorial Day

Gas prices have been steadily climbing, but with the summer driving season starting…

Pet Headlines

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Charges dropped against vet who saved dog

Charges against an Iraq War veteran who saved a dog from a hot car have now been…

Dog flu in Ohio

Vet warns of dog flu dangers

An Ohio veterinarian is warning dog owners to watch out for canine influenza.

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Russian bailiffs seize cat over owner's unpaid debt

Behind with your loan repayments? Watch out ... Russia might seize your designer…

House and Home Headlines

Man Arrested After Following Intoxicated Woman Into Home

A taxi driver was dropping off an intoxicated female at her residence on the 900…

Old Town Market Thrives Among Community

The Old Town Market in Orcutt carries all the essentials needed for the home,…

Tesla home battery

Musk: Tesla home battery orders are "off the hook"

When you hear Tesla, do you think of its cool cars? Or do you think of how to power…

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