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Following a bitterly contested election, outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan offered congratulations to his successor, Muhammadu Buhari, who said, "We must begin to heal the wounds and work towards a better future."
Wilderness Torah festival attendees take their Shabbat celebration outside t...
Wilderness Torah celebrates the holiday in a setting rooted in heritage. Participants immerse in Jewish culture but also find meaningful personal connections from isolation not felt in everyday life.
Twenty-two-year-old Strongman competitor Brittany Diamond can carry more tha...
Brittany Diamond, 22, wants to challenge what you might think you know about strong women. "My sport has nothing to do with aesthetics," she says.
Joshua Haggmark, Santa Barbara's water resources manager, is in charge of ge...
During its last major drought, Santa Barbara built a desalination plant. It was never used. Now it's being reopened, but critics say desalination is costly, energy-intensive and may harm marine life.
A new law in Utah allows firing squad as a backup method of execution if lethal injection drugs aren't available. The last time an inmate died by firing squad in the U.S. was in Utah in 2010.
Los Angeles-based songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr....
The Adele-endorsed piano man tells Rachel Martin how a very bad week turned into a very good year.