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New Movies This Week: ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ and ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ [Video]

This week in theaters, two highly different movies arrive: the first, a science-fiction action-adventure; the second, an uplifting story of hope rising against all odds.

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Want To Go Off The Grid? Check Out New Feature From Google

Yeah, I know, the words 'Google,' and 'off the grid' don't really sound right together; but it's happening, and we should be concerned.

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Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl and President Obama - Image credits: US Army & Getty Image/Win McNamee
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U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Released From Five-Year Captivity in Afghanistan

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, an Idaho native, was released today in Afghanistan after being held prisoner for nearly five years. He was exchanged for prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, who will now be sent to Qatar.

"On behalf of the American people I was honored to call his parents to express our joy that they can expect his safe return," President Obama said in a statement distributed by the White House.

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LeVar Burton Raises $1 Million to Bring ‘Reading Rainbow’ Back In Less Than 24 Hours [Video]

We did it! In just half a day, LeVar Burton's "Reading Rainbow" campaign to raise $1 million on Kickstarter reached its goal. And the amount of money raised is still growing.

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LeVar Burton Starts Kickstarter Campaign to Bring Back ‘Reading Rainbow’ [Video]

Hold up. Stop everything you're doing. This is important - LeVar Burton wants to resurrect "Reading Rainbow," and he wants to be as universally available as humanly possibly.

On Wednesday, he launched a Kickstarter campaign, with a goal of raising a million dollars to fund the development of a web version of one of our favorite shows from our childhood.

Shut up and take my money, LeVar Burton. I don't need to hear anything else. 

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The Most Common Languages in America

You probably could have guessed already that the most common language in America is English, with Spanish following closely behind. But did you know that the most commonly spoken language in Michigan is Arabic? Or Polish in Illinois?

The American Community Survey, the Census Bureau has put together a map that highlights the most common languages spoken in each state.

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Ryan Hunter-Reay Wins 2014 Indy 500

Ryan Hunter-Reay passed Helio Castroneves on the final lap and won the 2014 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday.

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New Movies This Week: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ and ‘Blended’ [Video]

It's been like three whole weeks since we've had a new major comic-book movie hit theaters, so you can all relax now—the X-Men are back! As are Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, in their their third rom-com together.

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6 Tips For A Successful Memorial Day Barbecue

Check out six tips for a better Memorial Day barbecue!

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Richard Lockyer, ThinkStock
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West Michigan Memorial Day Parades – 2014

Memorial Day is May 26.

West Michigan will remember those who died while serving our country at a variety of events.

Prepare to honor those who have given so much and view our list of Memorial Day parades in West Michigan.

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Vote Now to Help Name Grand Rapids Top Town In America – Round 2

Grand Rapids has made it to Round 2 in Outside Magazine's ongoing "Best Town In America" contest.

In round one, Grand Rapids beat out Omaha, Neb.

This round, Grand Rapids is pitted against La Crosse, Wis. I've never been to La Crosse, but I can already tell you that Grand Rapids is better.

Want to help Grand Rapids move on to the next round? 

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Yooper’s Officially Added to the Dictionary, But There’s a Problem

It's official! My people are finally recognized by the dictionary!

Back in March I gleefully announced that the folks that make the dictionary finally decided to add the word "Yooper".

Now, "Yooper" and 149 other words and phrases are part of the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary.

But, it also includes a blooper. And, of course, it's associated with the word "Yooper".

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