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Final Section Of One World Trade Center's Spire Installed
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Watch This Time-Lapse Video of the New World Trade Center Construction

In this stunning video, you can watch the progress of a decade's worth of construction at the site of Ground Zero.

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George Zimmerman Taken Into Custody After Domestic Dispute [UPDATED]

George Zimmerman was taken into custody on Monday afternoon in Lake Mary, Florida, after his wife, Shellie, told police he had pulled a gun on her. Zimmerman has not been charged with a crime at this time and is being held in investigative detention.

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Golf Course’s September 11 Promotion Goes Terribly Wrong

Sometimes you can commemorate an anniversary with a special sale, but when it comes to the anniversary of an attack on our country where thousands of people lost their lives it's best to proceed with caution. 

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A Song For Healing On September 11

I can't help but be emotional today. Like most Americans that are old enough to remember, 9/11 will forever be a day to reflect on the horrific events that took place when terrorists attacked us without warning.

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Ground Zero Memorial Lights
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Names of Those Killed on September 11, 2001

Wednesday marks the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Memorial services will be held all across the country, many involving a reading of the victims' names.

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President Barack Obama addresses the nation in a live televised speech from the East Room of the White House
President Barack Obama addresses the nation in a live televised speech from the East Room of the White House (Evan Vucci-Pool/Getty Images)
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President Obama Asks Congress to Postpone Syria Vote [VIDEO]

President Obama again made his case for action against Syria in a speech from the East Room of the White House on Tuesday night while asking the House and Senate to put off a vote a vote on military action.

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6 Ugly Things That Happened This Week — 49ers Fan Dies, Connecticut Fair Injures Kids, Carrie Underwood Falls + More

There’s always some less-than-thrilling things that happen each week, whether it’s across the country, down to Music City in Nashville, or right here in our WNY backyards.

Here’s this week’s rundown

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‘I Killed a Man’ Video Goes Viral As Man Confesses to Killing Someone While Driving Drunk

"Because I said I would" is hosting a YouTube video posted by Matthew Cordle, who says he drove drunk and killed a man over the summer.

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Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro Found Dead in Jail Cell

Convicted Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro was found dead late Tuesday in his prison cell in Ohio. The New York Daily News reports the 52-year-old hung himself.

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Diana Nyad Swims from Cuba to Florida
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64-Year-Old Diana Nyad Swims From Cuba to Florida in 53 Hours

For the first time in history, a swimmer has endured the 103-mile route from Havana, Cuba to Key West, Florida, without the assistance of a shark cage. That swimmer, 64-year-old Diana Nyad, began her quest on Saturday, August 31, and finished around 53 hours later on Labor Day.

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Obama, Former Presidents Commemorate 50th Anniversary Of MLK's March On Washington
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50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech Draws Thousands

On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in front of 250,000 people. Exactly 50 years later, tens of thousands gathered there again to commemorate it.

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6 Ugly Things That Happened This Week — Electric Zoo Deaths, Kacey Musgraves Hates Some Country Songs + Billy Ray Cyrus Responds To Miley + More

Ok, ok I couldn't resist. This is Miley Cyrus from the MTV Video Awards on top and a chicken on the bottom. Notice the resemblance.

Anyway, lets begin...

There’s always some less-than-thrilling things that happen each week, whether it’s across the country, down to Music City in Nashville, or right here in our WNY backyards

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