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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.

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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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Fort Hood Shooter Nidal Hasan Found Guilty, May Face Death Penalty

Major Nidal Hasan was convicted on Friday of the premeditated murder of 13 people at the Fort Hood Army base in November 2009. As a result, he may be executed for his crimes.

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6 Ugly Things That Happened This Week — Miranda Lambert Sending Blake Shelton To Rehab, Obama Screwing Up Buffalo Mayor’s Name, Jake Owen’s Finger Chopped Off + 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.

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President Obama Names Wrong Man As Buffalo Mayor [VIDEO]

President Obama was in Buffalo to speaking at UB about his plan for a new government rating system for colleges and universities. When it came time to thank local dignitaries, Obama referred to Mayor Brown as "Brian Higgins" who was also present at today's event.

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President Obama Is In Buffalo Today — Watch Live Coverage Here [VIDEO]

It's always a big deal when the Commander-In-Chief visits your city. Today, President Obama is speaking at the University of Buffalo, and we have the coverage right here.

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White House Introduces the Newest Obama — An Adorable Pooch Named Sunny [VIDEO]

In a very official statement, the White House has welcomed the newest member of the first family: Sunny.

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Pilot Turns Flight Around to Pick Up 11-Year-Old Girl Battling Cancer

You hear so many negative stories about the airline industry that it's refreshing when something heartwarming happens.

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6 Ugly Things That Happened This Week — Sugarland Insurer Suing, New Buffalo Bills Rules, Jana Kramer + Brantley Gilbert Break Up + 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.

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Giant Sinkhole Swallows Florida Hotel [VIDEO]

Don't you just hate when a sinkhole swallows up your hotel when you're in the middle of a relaxing vacation?

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Watch Part Of Disney Get Destroyed By A Sinkhole [VIDEO]

We keep hearing about sinkholes around the country. They come out of what seems like nowhere and cause so much damage, not to mention the fear of dying from one.

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