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Meb Keflezighi First American Since 1983 to Win Boston Marathon; Women’s Winner Sets Record

Meb Keflezighi won the Boston Marathon, becoming the first American to do so since 1983. The women's race saw Rita Jeptoo, of Kenya, set a new course record.

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Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

As I’ve previously mentioned, I’m a space nerd. I love anything having to do with celestial phenomena!

Last week there was a total lunar eclipse which, unfortunately, we missed out on due to cloud coverage. This week the annual Lyrid meteor shower will reach its peak just before dawn on Tuesday, 4/22.

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RECALL: Kraft Recalls 96,000 Pounds of Hot Dogs

If you stocked up on hot dogs in preparation for grilling season, beware - Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of hot dogs because they might mistakenly contain cheese.

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Bob Dylan Song Inspiration Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter Dies [Video]

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, the boxer that inspired Bob Dylan's 1975 song 'Hurricane' passed away this morning in Toronto after a battle with prostate cancer. Carter was 76 years old.

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Courtesy Portland Water Bureau/City of Portland, Ore.
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Portland’s Draining Its Entire Oregon Reservoir Because Teen Peed in It [Video]

In what seems like a huge overreaction, the City of Portland, Ore., is draining a 50-million gallon water reservoir because a teen hopped a fence and peed into it, The Oregonian reported.

That's right. Fifty million gallons of water are now completely useless because of a couple ounces of pee.

Doesn't that seem ridiculous?

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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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The Best and Worst Jobs for 2014; Crap

The list for the best and worst jobs for 2014 in the U.S. is out.

And for lumberjacks, taxi drivers and broadcasters, it's not looking good. Hey, I'm a broadcaster! Crap.

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Since the Stinkin’ Snow Messed Up Watching the Lunar Eclipse

 

I'm a big space nerd, so I was all over last night's total lunar eclipse.

I was prepared to stay up until 4 a.m. to watch the entire eclipse. I had my telescope set up and everything!

Unfortunately, those stupid clouds brought that stupid snow and blocked our view of the eclipse!

What a bummer.

Since we couldn't

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Tax-Filing Tip If You’re Running Late for April 15 Deadline: File an Extension [Video]

The IRS expects to receive 135 million tax returns by the filing deadline of April 15 -- as in 11:59 p.m. Tuesday.

However, about 12 million taxpayers will have requested extensions by the filing deadline, giving them an extra 6 months to file, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Captain America 2′ Reigns Supreme

This weekend saw a neck-and-neck race for the first spot at the box office, with the animated 'Rio 2' offering strong competition for last week's champion, 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier.'

When the dust, debris and feathers settled, the one starring the superhero took the first slot, but there is no shame in a second place that strong.

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Fascinating Story Behind World’s Most Famous Desktop Wallpaper [Video]

It's one of the world's most famous images, but did you know it's actually real?

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Passwords You Should Change In The Wake of the Heartbleed Virus

If you haven't heard of the Heartbleed virus, it's infected the open security code used by many popular web sites.  Here's some passwords you probably should change just to be safe.

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