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Flu Shots Are Only 23 Percent Effective This Season, CDC Reports

On Thursday, health officials announced that flu shots are only 23 percent effective against this season's strain. This is not a good sign in a season where it seems more and more people are being stricken down with the flu. 

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New Hampshire Considers Changing Law to Allow Founders Beer Label

A lot of states have weird laws, and New Hampshire, it turns out, is no exception.

Currently, bottles of Breakfast Stout by Founders Brewery Co. in Grand Rapids is illegal to be sold in the state of New Hampshire.

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Pizza Delivery Guy Harassed by Used Car Dealership Employees, Public Responds [Video]

It is not certain why this used car dealership's employees in Massachusetts decided to give this pizza delivery guy a hard time, but it really backfired on them.

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National Weather Service Upgrading System, Promises ‘More Accurate, Reliable Forecasts’

The National Weather Service is increasing it's supercomputing capacity which it says will allow them to provide "more timely, accurate, reliable, and detailed forecasts".

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New Movies (This Week) Include: ‘Paddington,’ ‘American Sniper’ and ‘Still Alice’ [Video]

Bruce Willis, Nicole Kidman, Chris Hemsworth, Ewan McGregor and Bradley Cooper are among the stars in this week's new movies.

This week's releases include "Paddington," "American Sniper," "Still Alice" and more.

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USDA Wants to Ban Child Care Providers From Frying Food

The U.S. Department of Agriculture doesn't want your kids to eat fried food at daycare.

Fried food, juice and tofu are among the items discussed in new dietary guidelines proposed by the USDA.

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Oscar Announces 2015 Movie Nominations

Entertainment Weekly has released the 2015 much anticipated 2015 Oscar nominations, and to no surprise, Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel led this year’s class of Oscar films with nine nominations apiece, including nods for Best Picture and Best Director.

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RECALL ALERT: IKEA Crib Mattresses Recalled Due to Entrapment Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of a certain brand of crib mattresses (sold exclusively at IKEA), due to a possible entrapment hazard.

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Republican National Committee Votes to Censure West Michigan’s Dave Agema

The Republican National Committee's has formally censured West Michigan's Dave Agema for what they called "harmful rhetoric" and demanded his resignation.

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Holiday Shopping Was at Highest Level Since 2011

100.5 The River has been your Christmas music station since 2000. 

Wow! Almost 15 years of playing your Christmas favorites through November and December.

Since we're in a new year now, I thought it would be good to sort of wrap up this past holiday season with some good economic news.

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TVGN Goes Pop on Wednesday

TVGN -- also known as TV Guide Network -- is rebranding as Pop across its distribution of 80 million U.S. homes starting Wednesday, including in greater Grand Rapids.

The CBS-Lionsgate venture is unveiling a new on-air look and creative design to celebrate the fun of being a fan.

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Ohio State Defeats Oregon 42-20 for College Football National Championship [Video]

Even with a third-string quarterback, Ohio State was better than an Oregon team led by a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback.

Backup quarterback Cardale Jones completed 16-of-23 passes for 242 yards and a touchdown with an interception and ran for another touchdown and sophomore tailback Ezekiel "Zeke" Elliott ran for 246 yards and four touchdowns as the fourth-seeded Buckeyes defeated the second-seeded Ducks 42-20 in the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday night in Arlington, Texas.

The victory gave Ohio State (14-1), the Big Ten Conference champion, its eighth national championship.

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