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Everything You Need to Know About NFL’s Wild Card Weekend

The 2014-15 NFL playoffs get underway this weekend with four wild card round games. Here’s a preview of all the contests:

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Monarch Butterflies Might End Up on Endangered Species List in 2015

While 2015 is looking like a promising year for many, it's not looking too good for the Monarch butterfly. Experts are saying that this could be the year that they end up on the endangered species list. 

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RECALL ALERT: GM Recalls 83,000 SUVs and Trucks for Faulty Ignitions

General Motors closed out 2014 with one final recall on an issue that has plagued them company all year: faulty ignitions.

GM is recalling 83,572 SUVs and trucks because a faulty ignition may move out of the "start" position causing the vehicle to stall and the airbags not to deploy in the event of a crash.

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Michigan State’s Tony Lippett Destroys Baylor Kicker, Becomes Internet Sensation

That white blur is Lippett before he absolutely leveled the unsuspecting kicker. See the rest of the Michigan State receiver's devastating block here.

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Cotton Bowl: Everything You Need to Know About Michigan State-Baylor

After being left out of the college football playoff, Baylor looks to make a statement against Michigan State.

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Detroit’s Ndamukong Suh Wins Suspension Appeal, Will Play Wild Card Game at Dallas on Sunday

It was the two stomps (or kind of accidental steps? But was it an accident?) heard 'round the world. Or, at least heard and seen by fans watching the Detroit Lions vs the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

In the teams' final regular season game, Ndamukong Suh stepped on quarterback Aaron Rodgers' leg after he'd just returned to the field after a leg injury-- prompting many to speculate Suh had done it on purpose.

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Jim Harbaugh On Leading Michigan Football: ‘We’re Going to Hit the Ground Running’ [Video]

Former University of Michigan quarterback and San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh is now back at his alma mater leading the Wolverines' football team.

That was made official with his unveiling at a noon news conference today at Junge Family Champions Center in Ann Arbor today, with U-M Interim Athletic Director Jim Hackett officially announcing the 51-year-old Harbaugh's hiring.

"I didn't make a pros and cons list," Harbaugh said. "I made a decision from the heart. ...

"We're going to hit the ground running."

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RECALL ALERT: Dodge Trucks Recalled After Crash Kills Child

An accident involving the death of a child has prompted FCA US, the new name for Chrysler Group, to recall 66,819 older pickup trucks with manual transmissionsto fix clutch ignition interlock switches.

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University of Michigan Announcing Jim Harbaugh As New Head Football Coach [Video]

The University of Michigan announced Monday night it is making a major football announcement at noon today.

While Michigan has not confirmed it, it has been widely reported U-M Interim Athletic Director Jim Hackett plans to introduce former San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh as the Wolverines' next head coach in Ann Arbor.

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The Detroit Free Press Puts Wrong Harbaugh Brother On Front Page

Jim Harbaugh has been let go by the San Francisco 49ers and it has been widely reported/speculated that he will take over as head coach at the University of Michigan.

The Detroit Free Press decided to report this bit of news on their front page on Monday. Only problem? They used a photo of the wrong Harbaugh brother to accompany their story. 

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Playoff Field Is Set, Other Things We Learned In NFL Week 17

The 2014 NFL regular season ended on Sunday, as all remaining playoff spots were claimed and several division titles were decided -- including the NFC North by the Green Bay Packers with their 30-20 win over the Detroit Lions.

Here's a recap of the day's action.

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Happy 145th Chewing Gum!

One of life's simple pleasures -- and subsequent adornments under tabletops and chair seats -- was patented on this date in 1869: chewing gum.

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