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Patriotic American Movies: 10 Films That Honor the USA

For all the industries that have been shipped overseas, America is still the entertainment capital of the world. And what better way to celebrate our great nation than with its greatest exports?

In honor of July 4th, here are 10 patriotic classics that are sure to turn the silver screen red, white and blue.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Don’t Drink and Boat [Sponsored]

The festive and summery Independence Day weekend is here!

Celebrating the Fourth of July holiday this year means a three-day weekend for many and some extra time to truly relax, enjoy and play out on the water.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urges for you to keep you, those around you and others as safe as possible on the water when out boating.

Embrace the three-day Independence Day weekend, enjoy the great outdoors on the water -- and at the beach -- and stay safe by following the rules of the water and navigational regulations. On a festive weekend like this, too, don't drink and boat!

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Twitter Hashtag of the Day: #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave

Goalie Tim Howard, of the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team, set a record for saves at the World Cup with 16 in the United States' 2-1 loss to Belgium on Tuesday in Brazil.

He was so good at saving goals that a meme started on Twitter, which started implying he could save everything: from the dinosaurs' extinction to the lone swimmer in "Jaws".

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Retired NFL Player Ben Utrecht Records Touching Song to Raise Awareness About Brain Injuries [Video]

Everyone knows that the impact of brain injuries is an issue facing the NFL, but the latest former player to raise awareness of it is doing so in a unique way.

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2014 World Cup: Belgium Eliminates U.S. 2-1

Belgium scored twice in extra time and eliminated the United States 2-1 in the first round of knockout play at the 2014 FIFA World Cup at Salvador, Brazil, on Tuesday.

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Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Joins Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen On Forbes’ Celebrity 100

Grand Rapids native and boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr., hit the top 10 and the music group Bon Jovi continues to have star power in the latest Forbes Celebrity 100 list.

The rundown reflects celebrities' power and influence based on media exposure, marketability, and career earnings over the past 12 months. 

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Cheer On U.S. Men’s Soccer Team Outside Today in GR! [Video]

The U.S. Men's National Soccer Team plays in one its most important international games in a long time when it takes on Belgium today in the World Cup.

And you, being the fun-loving patriotic American that you are, can cheer the team on in Grand Rapids!

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98.7 WFGR’s Take Me Out to the Ballgame Contest

Summer is officially here and baseball season is in full swing!

98.7 WFGR wants to make sure you get to see your favorite Major League Baseball teams play this year, regardless of whether that's the Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs or some other team.

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Hiking: 5 Reasons to Hit the Trails This Summer

Put on some sunscreen and bug repellant, and enjoy these five health benefits of hiking this summer:

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It’s Tiger Friday At The Whitecaps Tonight!

In more way than one! Normally on Fridays, a former Tigers great is at Fifth Third Ballpark, to sihn autographs and have fun with the fans. And tonight is no exception. Former Tiger great Glenn Wilson will be at the ballpark as the 'Caps take on Bowling Green!

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2014 NBA Draft Recap: Andrew Wiggins Leads Parade of Draft Picks

NBA teams divided up the best college and international basketball talent at the 2014 NBA Draft in Brooklyn on Thursday night. Here is a recap of the night's most interesting moments.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Follow the Rules of the Water [Sponsored]

Summer is here! It officially arrived last Saturday, and this is truly the season when many love to relax and play out on the water.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, says to keep you and those around you safe on the water when boating.

In embracing summer and enjoying the great outdoors on the water and at the beach, here's another tip good for boaters and beach-goers to help you stay safe out there: Follow the rules of the water.

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