French high wire artist Philippe Petit walks across a tightrope that is 45 feet out over the Niagara River. The Horseshoe Falls are seen in the background and a 'Maid of the Mist' tour boat is seen below. Oct. 5, 1986. (AP Photo/James P. McCoy)

Today in History: October 5

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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 5, the 279th day of 2016. There are 87 days left in the year.

AP-Campaign 2016 VP Debate

Kaine attacks, Pence fights back in VP debate

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Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine aggressively challenged Donald Trump’s qualifications for the presidency Tuesday night, casting him as a “me-first” …

Construction workers take a lunch break on a steel beam atop the RCA Building at Rockefeller Center, New York, Sept. 29, 1932.  In the background is the Chrysler Building. (AP Photo)

Today in History: September 29

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Today is Thursday, Sept. 29, the 273rd day of 2016. There are 93 days left in the year.

Teachers picket at P.S. 17 during the ìmass resignationsî which closed New York schools on Sept. 28, 1967. (AP Photo/John Duricka)

Today in History: September 28

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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 28, the 272nd day of 2016. There are 94 days left in the year.