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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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President Barack Obama Visits University of Central Missouri [PHOTOS]

President Barack Obama came to UCM in Warrensburg today (July 24) to discuss the merits of the Missouri Innovation Campus program, an agreement between Lee's Summit R-7 School District, Metropolitan Community College and UCM that allows students to graduate with a 4-year degree, two years after college with no student debt and sets them up on a career path with valuable experience.  Obama also spoke about how education can help fuel the economy and concentrating on helping students entering into college and going through it.

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Prince William Kate Middleton
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Prince William + Kate Middleton Welcome Their Royal Baby

Hear ye, hear ye! On this day, July 22, Prince William and yon wife Kate Middleton have successfully created the third successor in line for the British throne: a (still unnamed) baby boy.

That's right, kids. The royal bun has officially exited the royal oven. And Kanye had nothing to do with it.

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Can You Guess the Fattest Country in the World? (Hint: It Ain’t America)

Here’s some news that’s bigger than Americans’ ever-growing waistlines.

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Pope John Paul II Will Be Named a Saint

Pope John Paul II, who headed the Catholic Church from 1978 through his death in 2005, will soon officially become a saint.

The sainthood was expected for the widely beloved pope, for whom thousands of Catholics chanted "Santo subito" ("Sainthood now”) in St

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Champion Eaters Compete In Nathan's Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest
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6 Strange and Wonderful Fourth of July Celebrations From All Over

Thursday is Independence Day, and cities and towns all across America will be celebrating in style—but not always in conventional fashion. Heck, not always in America either.

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Statue Recovered From Mummy’s Tomb Spookily Spinning On Its Own

Sitting as still as a statue may not be an appropriate way to describe someone who isn't moving.

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The 2013 Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival Kicks Off in Sedalia

The 2013 Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival has officially begun. Music lovers can walk through Downtown Sedalia to hear ragtime music from some of the best musicians in the world.

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Chris Rutter (3rd from left) and his unit in Baghdad before his injury.

An Inspiring Message from Iraq War Veteran Chris Rutter

In my opinion, we can never say enough "thank you" messages or show enough support for our men and women fighting for our freedom. Chris Rutter is a friend of mine from Clinton, Mo., and I felt compelled to share his Facebook post from earlier today.

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Sedalia Holds Homecoming for Missouri National Guard’s 35th Combat Aviation Brigade [PHOTOS]

Families, friends and supporters gathered at the Mathewson Exhibition Center this morning as 120 soldiers of the 35th Combat Aviation Brigade of the Missouri National Guard returned from Kuwait. Governor Jay Nixon welcomed back the soldiers on behalf of Missouri and was proud of their efforts. Nixon said he appreciates the honor, courage, duty, a love of country that these men and women displayed and believes families and friends should be proud of their service.

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