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101st Airborne Troops Return To Fort Campbell From Afghanistan
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What Is A Veteran?

Veteran's Day will once again feature parades and fanfare for those who have served our country.

But the rest of the year, veterans seem to slip in among us and go about their daily business, even though what they did may have had a significant impact on their life and the lives of those around them.

This tribute seeks to rectify that.

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Airplane Hits WHAT On Takeoff??

These are the stories you can't make up. An airplane was taking off at an airport in India a couple of days ago and hit something as it was beginning to leave the field.

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Bill Ingalls/NASA
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Unmanned NASA Rocket Explodes Seconds After Launch [Video]

NASA endured a massive failure on Tuesday.

An unmanned Antares rocket, intended to deliver supplies to the International Space Station, exploded seconds after launch from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

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Mark Davis/ACMA2014/Getty Images for ACM
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If The Finns Won’t Drink Fireball, Maybe You Shouldn’t Either [Video]

I have a hard time calling Fireball whiseky, although that's what it claims to be. It is currently the hottest selling liquor in the U.S. right now.

But Finland is banning it.

Why? Let's just say that in a pinch, you can de-ice your windshield with it.

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Kent County Health Department Monitoring Traveler with ‘Very Low’ Ebola Risk

The Kent County Health Department announced it is monitoring a person who recently traveled from a country in West Africa, WOOD-TV8 reported.

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Ian Hitchcock, Getty Images
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Free Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties in Grand Rapids, Grand Haven

The solar eclipse expected around dusk tonight may be safely seen at viewing parties in Grand Rapids and Grand Haven.

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Ian Forsyth/Getty Images
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UPDATE: Shots Fired At Canadian Parliament; One Soldier Dead; One Gunman Dead

UPDATE 1 p.m. EST: The Canadian soldier who was shot outside the National War Memorial has died according to the Daily Globe and Mail. Ottawa police confirm that one of the gunmen was shot and killed, while another is still believed to be on the loose.

A gunman shot a soldier and then ran toward Canada's Parliament building, Wednesday according to Ottawa police.

Police have confirmed that a man opened fire at the National War Memorial outside of the government complex shortly before 10 a.m. Shots hit a soldier who was standing guard. Witnesses say that they then heard shots when the man entered the Parliament building, where members were holding meetings.

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Second Texas Healthcare Worker Tests Positive For Ebola
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2nd Dallas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola; Was on Plane Two Days Ago

A second health worker at Dallas Presbyterian Health Hospital was diagnosed with Ebola on Wednesday morning. Apparently the nurse had traveled by air from Cleveland on Monday.

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ArtPrize 2014: The Winners [Video]

Anila Quayyum Agha’s “Intersections” is the public vote grand prize winner of ArtPrize 2014.

The juried grand prize produced a tie between Quayyum Agha’s “Intersections” at Grand Rapids Art Museum and Sonya Clark’s “The Hair Craft Project” at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.

Quayyum Agha's wins, announced Friday night in ceremonies at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, total $300,000 for the Indianapolis resident.

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Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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‘We Are The World’ 2014! [Video]

Remember when a group collaboration song was usually made to raise money for a cause?

Well it's 2014. Nowadays, it's made for profitable reasons. It IS, however, still pretty cool.

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Gerald R. Ford International Airport, WZZM-13
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Flights Canceled in Grand Rapids and Chicago After Radar Facility Fire

 

WZZM-13 reports that multiple flights in and out of Gerald R. Ford International Airport have been canceled due to the fire at a Chicago airport related facility.

In addition, flights have been grounded at Chicago's busy O'Hare and Midway airports.

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.beer Domain Registry Now Open to Public

You've seen websites with .com, .net, .gov, and .org web addresses. Now there will be websites ending in .beer!

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