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Grandville Softball at Little League World Series

A Grandville softball team is one of the best in the world. The team is one of only ten left that are competing in the Little League World Series in Portland, Oregon.

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Lone Grand Rapids Area Olympian To Compete Saturday In Rio [Video]

Brent Bookwalter, who grew up In Rockford, was named to the USA Olympic Cycling team for the team road racing competition. After competing in the grueling Tour de France for the BMC Cycling team, Bookwalter is a longshot to medal in Rio.

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All Star Band Tells Politicians ‘Don’t Use Our Song’ [Video]

Almost every week, another musician threatens a law suit because a political campaign used thier classic song wothout permission. Sunday night on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, they put their foot down.

An all-star roster of artists came together to sing an anthem about politicians they don't like using their songs without permission.

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‘Big Brother 18′ Includes Michigan Native, Possible Return of Former Michigan Houseguest

Big Brother fans enjoyed one of their favorite signs of summer this week, the introduction of the houseguests for Big Brother 18 on CBS.

12 houseguests were introduced on Tuesday, including one Michigan native. The total of 12 should leave room for four more houseguests.

Find out who the other four houseguests could be and meet the Michigan native who has already been introduced.

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Michigan Man Inspires American Ninja Warrior Audience [Video]

I've long been a fan of NBC's American Ninja Warrior TV show. As a former athlete, I marvel at the things these guys can do.

So when Ypsilanti's Zach Gowen showed up last night to do the world's toughest obstacle course, I was doubly impressed.

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Lets Talk about the Winner of Survivor: Kaôh Rōng

My wife and I are Survivor fans and this season was a bit nuts; there were three evacuations, super idols, and quadruple alliance flips by one contestant. Last night a million dollars was given to a contestant, and some people have beef with who was chosen as the winner.

Spoilers ahoy!

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Four Awesome Places in Grand Rapids to Celebrate National Pretzel Day

Happy National Pretzel Day! In honor of one of America's favorite snacks, we've found four spots in Grand Rapids where you can score free pretzels!

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Michigan Man Still Alive On NBC’s ‘The Voice’ With His Booming Joe Cocker-Like Vocals [Video]

 

Laith Al-Saadi doesn't look like any of his fellow competitors on the NBC singing competiton 'The Voice'. He's older, balding and a little paunchy, kind of like a modern day Ben Franklin. And he sings songs from the '60s and '70s.

But man, the dude can sing. Watch him blow the judges away Tuesday with his take on 'With A Little Help From My Friends'. 

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GVSU Women’s Basketball in Final Four Tonight, Game on National TV

With their fourth upset win of the tournament, Grand Valley State University Women's Basketball has advanced to the Final Four.

Last night, the Lakers beat 2-seed, #19 Pittsburg State, 59-56.

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Listen to Eddie Vedder Cover the Beatles for New Netflix Animated Series ‘Beat Bugs’

The Pearl Jam frontman contributes to the soundtrack for Netflix's new animated children's series 'Beat Bugs' inspired by the Beatles' catalog.

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Homeless Man With Website Takes Credit Cards, Is Winning Life

You may spot this guy living outside on a corner right off the information superhighway.

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Category: TV, Videos, Weird News
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Patton Oswalt Makes Flint Water Emoji Joke to Win ‘@midnight’ [VIDEO]

Well, it didn't take long for the Flint Water Crisis to go from tragedy to national punchline, as comedian Patton Oswalt made a Flint water joke "For The Win" on Comedy Central's '@midnight.'

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Category: Grand Rapids News, TV

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