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Grand Rapids Getting Direct Philadelphia and Charlotte US Airways Flights

Flying out of Grand Rapids to Philadelphia or Charlotte is about to get faster starting in early September a couple days after Labor Day.

American Airlines and Gerald R. Ford International Airport announced the addition of non-stop routes to both cities today.

The flights will be operated by US Airways Express, American Airlines announced.

With US Airways merging with American Airlines, the direct flights from Grand Rapids to the largest cities in Pennsylvania and North Carolina are two of eight new routes because of the merger.

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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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The Daily Hustle Meme

Today, the racist owner of the Los Angeles Clippers was banned for life from the NBA, and fined 2.5 million dollars. He reportedly said to his "girlfriend" (that she taped and leaked to the media--THAT'S a strong relationship...and also she's like 25 and he's 100) something to the effect of "I don't like black people and you shouldn't bring them to see my team. And I'm old." OK maybe he didn't say the last part, but he didn't have to. He is.

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NBA Bans Los Angeles Clippers’ Donald Sterling for Life, Fines Him $2.5 Million [Video]

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has imposed a lifetime ban on embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling following the racist comments he made on a phone conversation with his girlfriend.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Announces Cast, Original Stars Confirmed to Return

'Star Wars: Episode 7' has finally announced its cast after a long process that has spanned months of speculation and rumors. The stars of the original trilogy - Mark Hamill, Harrison FordCarrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker - have finally been confirmed, and they'll be joined by newcomers to the franchise Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Max von Sydow, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Andy Serkis and Domhnall Gleeson.

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Michigan Might Get New Cable Company

Comcast wants to merge with Time Warner Cable and create the biggest cable company in the country.

Sure, those kinds of mergers happen all the time. But to do so, Comcast might have to trade some its customers here in Michigan with Charter Communications, another local cable provider, to make the deal work.

Note: Comcast and Charter both advertise with Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Other Woman’ Tops ‘Captain America 2′

After nearly a month on top of the box office, 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' got taken down by a bunch of funny ladies. 'The Other Woman' effortlessly took the top spot, sending Marvel's latest superhero adventure to the number two slot and making the other new releases of the week look bad.

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Michigan Man Among First to Get Bionic Eye [video]

Roger Pontz, of Reed City, was diagnosed with the degenerative eye disease retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager- a disease that slowly robbed him of his vision. He has been completely blind for several years.

Now 55, Pontz is one of four people in the U.S. to receive a bionic eye.

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Stephen Colbert Reveals He ‘Almost’ Took Internship with Letterman’s ‘Late Show’ [Video]

Although it might seem like good form for someone who has just landed a sweet new gig to kowtow a smidgen to their predecessor, soon-to-be 'Late Show' host Stephen Colbert doesn't need to force such emotions when it comes to current host David Letterman, because, man, does he really love the comedian and his show.

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I Was Wrong About Earth Day

I think the true test of a person's character is if they can admit they are wrong about something.

The phrase "won't be the first time, certainly won't be the last time" is used a lot in my vocabulary.

I can admit I'm wrong a lot, since it happens daily!

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‘Cord Cutting’ Is Becoming More Popular

A new study out today says "cord cutting" is up 44 percent over the last three years, and is becoming more prevalent.

What is it? Is it for you?  

I have some facts on the subject.

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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Michigan’s Affirmative Action Ban

The United States Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action.

The justices, in a 6-2 decision issued today, struck down a lower-court ruling that had ruled the ban was unconstitutional.

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