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LOOK: Dentist Issues Statement on Killing Cecil the Lion

A dentist from Minnesota is quite the center of attention after he killed Cecil the Lion with a bow on July 1 on a paid trip in Africa.

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Precocious 8-Year-Old Is Youngest Double-Hand Transplant Recipient

Pardon the pun, but this is hands down the most uplifting story you'll see today.

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#TBT — Can You Name the 1997 Song of the Year in Country Music? [VIDEO]

Since it's Throwback Thursday on social media, if you had to pick what the song of the year was during any year of the 1990's, you might choose a song from Garth Brooks or perhaps Brooks and Dunn, right? The Nashville Songwriters Association holds an awards banquet each year and the song of the year 1997 went to a female artist with a famous last name.

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Major Milestone for Johnny Cash’s Signature Hit Song [VIDEO]

It was July 20, 1968 when the live version of "Folsom Prison Blues" hit the top of the country music charts.

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Helpful Advice, Relief for Flooded Homes/Basements in Buffalo + Western New York [VIDEO]

It sure has been a wet start to our summer. With record rainfall, drainage issues and saturated ground, homeowners are finding it difficult to prevent water from filling basements and low lying areas around their homes. Here are some examples and tips from experts on how to clean up after water has receded from a home or basement.

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Miss Rhode Island Trips Over a Question During Miss USA 2015 Pageant [VIDEO]

The pressure was on during the 2015 Miss USA Pageant on Sunday night. Miss Rhode Island struggled with a question about political correctness.

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View From Above Fireworks Over Buffalo’s Outer Harbor Captured on VIDEO

Watching fireworks from the ground is traditionally a great way to celebrate Independence Day. The popularity and recent development of Buffalo's Canalside area drew a huge crowd for the 2015 edition of 4th of July fireworks. As people filled the area down below, one guy captured the view from high above!

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Kenny Chesney Has Reason to Celebrate This Week [VIDEO]

Congratulations to Kenny Chesney on adding another year to the success he has had! It was June 30, 1993, that Kenny signed his first record deal, and in 22 years he has racked up numerous hits and sold out just about every stadium/venue possible!

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Hunt for Two Escaped Convicts Is Finally Over

After more than three weeks on the run the lone remaining escaped convict from the Clinton Correctional Facility was captured in northern New York in the small town of Constable, about a mile and a half from the Canadian border.

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One of Two Escaped Convicts Shot and Killed

The nearly three week hunt for a pair of escaped killers from a maximum security New York State prison has come to an end for one of the convicts.  Richard Matt, the City of Tonawanda native, was shot and killed Friday afternoon. Early reports are that Matt shot at a driver of a camper in Malone, New York.  The driver called 911 and when police arrived shots were fired and Matt was killed.

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Is It Hot Enough to Bake Cookies in a Car?

Frying an egg on the sidewalk is just so passe.

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President Obama Causes Furor When He Uses N-Word in Podcast

The most controversial word in the English language always raises eyebrows when someone says it, so imagine the reaction when the most powerful man in the world utters it.

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