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NCAA Tournament — Michigan and Michigan State Reach Elite Eight

Michigan and Michigan State advanced to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament's Elite Eight on Friday night.

Second-seeded Michigan defeated Tennessee 74-71 in the Midwest Regional semifinals in Indianapolis, giving the Wolverines a Sunday date with Kentucky. The eighth-seeded Wildcats ousted the defending national champion Louisville Cardinals 74-69.

Fourth-seeded Michigan State outlasted top-seeded Virginia 61-59 in the East Regional semifinals in New York, giving the Spartans a Sunday date with Connecticut. The seventh-seeded Huskies defeated Iowa State 81-76.

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New Movies This Week: ‘Noah’ and ‘Sabotage’ [Video]

This week we get a big-budget Hollywood retelling of one of the most famous biblical stories of them all, plus the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger in kicking-butt mode.

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School Bans Girl Who Shaves Head in Support of Cancer-Stricken Friend [VIDEO]

What started out as an act of compassion has turned into a heated controversy.

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Fred Phelps – Founder Of Westboro Baptist Church – Dies

The Reverend Fred Phelps Sr., who founded Westboro Baptist church, which is known for its protests at military funerals and anti-gay sentiments, has died according to his son Tim Phelps and Kansas First News.

Phelps, 84, was being cared for in a Kansas hospital, Westboro Baptist Church spokesman Steve Drain said Sunday.

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This Football fan is not Happy About Losing his Favorite Player [VIDEO]

We're all focused on basketball this time of year, NCAA, March Madness basketball.  But football will be here before we know it, and NFL teams are bobbing and weaving, tweeting and trading. Last week the Carolina Panthers said goodbye to Steve Smith, cutting the wide receiver they drafted 13 years ago. By doing so, they may have lost a young fan who didn't take the news of his release very well.

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2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Preview

The 2014 NCAA men's basketball tournament field of 68 has been set. Here's a preview of what to expect in each region:

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Warren Buffett to Give Away Staggering $1 Billion for the Perfect March Madness Bracket

The teams have been picked and one of the most exciting times of the year is about to unfold, March Madness.  We all have our faves, Michigan State, U of M both have a great chance.  Western Michigan is in it too, but, boy, do they have a tough road.

So, now we all fill out our brackets.  Good luck with that.

A lot more than bragging rights could be on the line when filling out your bracket for the NCAA Tournament.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Need For Speed’ Sputters

If the goal for 'Need For Speed' was to replicate the success of the 'Fast and Furious' films, then the film's opening weekend is not promising.

Opening in third place, the video-game adaptation was overtaken by two of last week's releases, making this potential franchise dead on arrival (or D.O.A.).

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The United States' Omar Bermejo competes in the men's 15-kilometer standing biathlon at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on March 14 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
The United States' Omar Bermejo competes in the men's 15-kilometer standing biathlon at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on March 14 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
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Sochi Winter Games: How Grand Rapids’ U.S. Paralympian Omar Bermejo Did

Omar Bermejo achieved and competed with the world's best Winter Paralympians over the past two weeks in Russia.

The 32-year-old former Marine, who had an amputation of part of a severed arm suffered in a June 2009 motorcycle accident, is from Grand Rapids resident, He took part with Team USA in two nordic skiing disciplines at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

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Heroic 15-Year-Old Rescues Abducted Girl

What a heart-warming story.  I don't know if you caught this on the news awhile back or not, but I thought it was a good idea to discuss it again, of how getting involved can pay off.

15-year-old Temar Boggs from Gable Park Woods, PA, was hailed as a hero after chasing down the car in which a five-year-old kidnapped girl was being held in. The attempted kidnap took place outside an apartment block on Thursday in Lancaster Township. When news broke, community members took to the streets to try to find the missing child.

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Jimi Hendrix Forever Stamp  (PRNewsFoto/U.S. Postal Service)
Jimi Hendrix Forever Stamp (PRNewsFoto/U.S. Postal Service)
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U.S. Postal Services Unveils Jimi Hendrix Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service was at center stage today at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, with the dedication and release of the Jimi Hendrix Forever Stamp.

Recognized as one of the most creative and influential musicians of the 20th century, Hendrix displayed an innovative style that embraced the influences of rock, R&B, modern jazz and the blues.

The Hendrix stamp goes on sale today at post offices nationwide; online from the U.S. Postal Service or eBay; or by calling (800) 782-6724.

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Omar Bermejo is representing the U.S. in the Sochi Winter Paralympics in Russia. (Photo: Mark Nadell/MacBeth Graphics)
Omar Bermejo is representing the U.S. in the Sochi Winter Paralympics in Russia. (Photo: Mark Nadell/MacBeth Graphics)
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Catching Up With U.S. Paralympian Omar Bermejo of Grand Rapids [Audio]

He believes he can overcome.  He believes in himself.

A 31-year old former Marine from Grand Rapids, Omar Bermejo, has gone through quite a bit in his young life. He graduated from Grand Rapids' Union High School in 2000, spent nearly 10 years in the U.S. Marine Corps rising to the rank of sergeant, but, in a motorcycle accident the happened here at home in 2009, lost his right arm. 

Did that hold him back? Nearly. 

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