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Here’s Every State’s Favorite Song About America [Audio]

To celebrate America's birthday, web service Spotify dug into their data pool to put together an impressive map showing what patriotic song is MOST listened to in every state on the fourth of July.

Why? Why not? It’s the fourth of July. Screw you if you don’t love freedom -- because God Bless America and no place else.

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June 6, 1944: D-Day; 70 Years Ago Today

It's not my generation. My generation was the Falkland Islands.

OK, I'm kidding.

But seriously, World War II was my grandparents' war. All four of mine have passed, but they were the fighters and the workers. They rationed and saved. And when WWII ended, they had babies: My parents.

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West Michigan Memorial Day Parades – 2014

Memorial Day is May 26.

West Michigan will remember those who died while serving our country at a variety of events.

Prepare to honor those who have given so much and view our list of Memorial Day parades in West Michigan.

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National 9/11 Museum Dedicated Today [Video]

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are helping dedicate the new National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York today.

The memorial includes artifacts from that fateful day on Sept. 11, 2001.

What will always strike me about that day is the direct contrast between the picture perfect late summer day, and the horror unfolding in front of our eyes on television.

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Grand Rapids and West Michigan Election Results

School issues, sidewalks, and more were on the ballot in West Michigan today.

Results are in.

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It’s Election Day!

Well, to be fair, it's off-off-local Election Day!

Still, important drain commission-type and -like decisions will be made. Actually that's not far off, but actually some important things are being voted on today.

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Joel McHale Wrecks Everyone at White House Correspondents’ Dinner [Video]

It's always odd for us to see who The White House Correspondents' Association gets to perform at The White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.

This time around, it was actor and comedian Joel McHale, who hosts E!'s "The Soup" and plays Jeff Winger on NBC's "Community."

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2014 Election Ads: Only Seven More Months [Video]

It's late April. The 2014 off-year election isn't for another seven months.

I'm already sick of some of the election commercials. They just seem to get worse and worse every two years. AND they start earlier.

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Imprisoned GVSU Alumnus in Anti-Spying Video for FBI [Video]

As Grand Valley State University alumna, this story definitely caught my eye!

Glenn Duffie Shriver, of Jenison, was sentenced to four years in prison in 2011 for spying for China.

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Jimmy Fallon’s Vladimir Putin Sings ‘Let It Go’ [Video]

Apparently, being 'Tonight Show' host means that you can get access to a lot of wild stuff, like private phone chats (with split-screen video, most improbably) between President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin about the situation in Crimea. At least, that's what host Jimmy Fallon wants us to believe.

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Rock Star Vs. President Songs

As the following rock star versus president songs attest, over the years some of rock's most famous musicians have fearlessly criticized the actions and viewpoints of our country's various leaders.

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Odd/Even Parking Enforcement To Start Again With Snowfall

The City of Grand Rapids is starting to enforce the odd-even parking regulations. 

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