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Grand Rapids: Third Snowiest City in the U.S.!

This has been a rough winter for sure.

Lots of snow, cold and brutal. And while we are used to being in all these cool lists and showing civic pride (Best Place to Raise a Family and Beer City USA), here's a list we DON'T like being on.

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Winter Olympics: Erin Hamlin Wins First U.S. Luge Medal; Shaun White Fourth in Halfpipe

American luger Erin Hamlin made U.S. Olympic history and Norway took the lead in overall medals at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.

Here's a recap of Tuesday's action in Sochi:

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Winter Olympics: Built for Speed, U.S.’ Innovative Under Armour Skin Suits Hit the Ice

By Allyson Burger | BSU at the Games

Since the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, U.S. engineers in sports technology and aerospace have joined forces on a top-secret project.

What was it? Super-secret spy technology? A faster than the speed of light aircraft?

No.

The mission had one sole purpose: to make the fastest speedskaters in the world even faster.

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12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals
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Shirley Temple Black, Iconic Child Star and Former U.S. Ambassador, Dead at 85


Shirley Temple
, an iconic child star and the former U.S. ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia, died Monday in her Santa Monica, Calif., home surrounded by her family and caregivers. She was 85.

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Winter Olympics: U.S. Skier Julia Mancuso Wins Bronze Medal

An American skier continued to etch her place in Winter Olympics history on Monday, and the Dutch rose to the top of the medal count.

Here's a recap of the day's action in Sochi, Russia:

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The LEGO Movie’ Constructs Big Opening

And here we are: five weeks into the new year and we already have our first major blockbuster of 2014.

Early estimates had 'The LEGO Movie' opening big, but the animated adventure shattered all expectations this weekend, with universally positive reviews and word of mouth sending the film to a massive opening.

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Missouri Defensive Lineman Michael Sam Says He’s Gay [Video]

In a move that has the sports world shocked, University of Missouri defensive lineman and The Associated Press' Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year Michael Sam said in an interview with ESPN's "Outside the Lines" that he is an "openly, proud gay man."

Sam said in the ESPN show broadcast Sunday night that he told his Tigers teammates and coaches back in August.

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Winter Olympics: U.S. Sweeps Slopestyle Gold Medals

The United States dominated a new Olympic sport, and the host nation of Russia claimed its first gold of the Sochi Winter Olympics during the first weekend of competition.

Here's a recap.

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Winter Olympics: Dangers of Short-Track Speedskating Mean Risks and Rewards

By Allyson Burger | BSU at the Games

During the semifinal 500-meter race at the 2010 U.S. Olympic trials for short-track speedskating, J.R. Celski let out agonizing screams as blood poured from a large wound

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Winter Olympics: Five-Time U.S. Olympian Skier Bode Miller Finds Peace for Sochi [Video]

By Allyson Burger | BSU at the Games

Samuel Bode Miller has won more major races than any other American male alpine skier in history.

The 36-year-old New Hampshire native is heading into what may be his fifth and final Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. While some critics see Miller as past his prime, Miller knows how to make a lasting impression on the slopes, skeptics be damned.

“I have so many more of the pieces in place now to make me feel solid and capable of putting together the exact performance I’m going to need on a given day in a race,” he said.

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50 Years Ago: The Beatles Arrive In the U.S. [Video]

When the Beatles left London's Heathrow Airport on the morning on Feb. 7, 1964 -- sent off by a swarm of well-wishing fans -- they didn't know what to expect. Even though they had a No. 1 hit with 'I Want to Hold Your Hand,' they'd heard enough stories about other British musicians who failed to connect in America to question whether or not their success in England would translate on the other side of the Atlantic.

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Poll: Many Americans Say Sochi Was Poor Choice for Winter Olympics

In a new poll, almost half of Americans surveyed say the decision to hold the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, was a poor one.

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