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U.S. long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad, meets with a group of fellow endurance swimmers to answer skeptics about her record-breaking crossing of the Florida Straits last week, on a conference call in Huntington Beach, California September 10, 2013. Nyad vigorously defended on Tuesday her record-breaking, 110-mile (177-km) swim from Cuba to southern Florida after skeptics raised questions about the grueling trek. A triumphant Nyad, 64, staggered ashore in Key West, Florida, on Sept. 2, after having swum about 53 hours, to become the first person to complete the treacherous crossing without a shark cage. Nyad's swim was her fifth attempt and only successful one. The highly publicized crossing sparked a social media debate about whether her journey meets the requirements to break the world record. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT SWIMMING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Legendary Swimmer Diana Nyad Opens Up About Her Sexual Assault

For five decades, long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad has been publicly discussing how her swim coach repeatedly assaulted her when she was 14. She knows her situation is not unique, and she hopes that c...
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Creator/writer Matthew Weiner signs books during the launch for Matthew Weiner's Book 'Mad Men' at TASCHEN Store Beverly Hills on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

'Mad Men' Creator Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Former Assistant

Matthew Weiner, creator and writer of the hit series "Mad Men," is being accused of sexual harassment by his former assistant and writer, Kater Gordon. Gordon told The Information on Thursday that dur...
NAZARE, PORTUGAL - NOVEMBER 08: British big wave surfer Andrew Cotton drops a wave during a surf session at Praia do Norte on November 8, 2017 in Nazare, Portugal. Cotton suffered a broken back after the wave knocked him off his board. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

Big Wave Surfer Breaks His Back In Harrowing Wipeout On Video

Legendary big wave surfer Andrew Cotton broke his back in a horrifying tumble from a 50-foot wave off Portugal. The 36-year-old British athlete was pounded by the surf Wednesday as he careened down th...
US President Barack Obama winks as he tells a joke about his place of birth during the White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington, DC, April 28, 2012. The annual event, which brings together US President Barack Obama, Hollywood celebrities, news media personalities and Washington correspondents, features comedian Jimmy Kimmel as the host. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama winks as he tells a joke about his place of birth during the White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington, DC, April 28, 2012. The annual event, which brings together US President Barack Obama, Hollywood celebrities, news media personalities and Washington correspondents, features comedian Jimmy Kimmel as the host. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Reports For Jury Duty Looking Sharper Than Ever

Barack Obama showed up for jury duty on Wednesday looking very dapper indeed. The former president confirmed last month that he'd carry out his public duty after being called to serve in Chicago. He l...
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TX - NOVEMBER 06: Law enforcement officials continue their investigation at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs during the early morning hours of November 6, 2017 in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Yesterday a gunman, Devin Patrick Kelly, killed 26 people at the church and wounded many more when he opened fire during a Sunday service. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Texas Church Shooting Followed 'Domestic Situation' With Gunman

The gunman accused of committing the deadliest mass shooting in modern Texas history sent threatening texts to his mother-in-law before targeting the church where she sometimes worshiped, authorities...
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Harvey Weinstein speaks at the 'Lion' press junket during the 12th Zurich Film Festival on September 22, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland. The Zurich Film Festival 2016 will take place from September 22 until October 2. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)

Harvey Weinstein Hired Private Investigators To Bury Allegations: Report

Harvey Weinstein hired a private investigation firm in 2016 to dig up information on journalists and women who were set to accuse him of sexual harassment, according to a report Monday in The New York...
Police block a road in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on November 5, 2017, after a mass shooting at the the First Baptist Church (rear).A gunman went into the church during Sunday morning services and shot dead some two dozen worshippers, the sheriff said, in the latest mass shooting to shock the US. 'Approximately 25 people' were dead, including the shooter, Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt told NBC News. At least 10 people were wounded. The motive was not immediately known, he added. / AFP PHOTO / SUZANNE CORDEIRO (Photo credit should read SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP/Getty Images)

Half The People Killed In The Texas Shooting Were Children

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas ― Around half the people killed in Sunday's mass shooting were minors, including at least one child under age two. Of the 26 people who lost their lives at the First Baptist...
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - MAY 21: (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY MANDATORY CREDIT - 'BANDAR ALGALOUD / SAUDI ROYAL COUNCIL / HANDOUT' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----)US President Donald Trump, US First lady Melania Trump (2nd R), Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (2nd L) and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (L) put their hands on an illuminated globe during the inauguration ceremony of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on May 21, 2017. (Photo by Bandar Algaloud / Saudi Royal Council / Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Trump Backs Saudi Leaders During Mass Purge

President Donald Trump on Monday evening appeared to support an ongoing purge of officials in Saudi Arabia, saying on Twitter the country's leaders knew "exactly what they are doing" and suggesting th...
Ted and Ann Montgomery, employees at the First Baptist Church, are comforted by Texas Governor Greg Abbott (L) following a candlelight vigil held across the street from the church on November 5, 2017.'There are 26 lives that have been lost. We don't know if that number will rise or not, all we know is that's too many, and this will be a long, suffering mourning for those in pain,' Abbott said during a press conference. / AFP PHOTO / SUZANNE CORDEIRO (Photo credit should read SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP/Getty Images)

Mass Shootings In America Are Becoming More Common -- And More Deadly

Orlando, Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs: three of the worst mass shootings in modern U.S. history all happened in the past 17 months. As Denver journalist Kyle Clark grimly observed on Monday, the 1999...
US President Donald Trump speaks during a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (not pictured) at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo on November 6, 2017.President Donald Trump lashed out at the US trade relationship with Japan, saying it was 'not fair and open', as he prepared for formal talks with his Japanese counterpart. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Kiyoshi Ota (Photo credit should read KIYOSHI OTA/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Says Deadly Texas Shooting Isn't A Guns Issue, It's A Mental Health Problem

President Donald Trump responded to the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history by saying the attack was a result of "a mental health problem" and not due to lax gun control laws. During a news confe...