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Hurricane Irene Pictures And Signs

Clean up continues out east following Hurricane Irene. For as unpredictable the weather can be here, isn't it great we don't have to deal with hurricane. We are seeing some awful pictures. But,as in anything, there is humor.

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Good Morning America’s Lara Spencer Has A Green Screen Mishap[video]

Green, I have come to learn, is the wrong color to wear when you sit up against a "green screen".  A "green screen" is used to superimpose different backgrounds for a reporter to stand up against.  Television reporting 101 says don't ever wear green.  Guess Lara didn't get the memo!  Cute because she's already little but to see the rest of her disappear like magic.  Well, it's fun to watch along with her embarrassment and razzing from the rest of the crew. Check out the video after the jump!

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8 Month Old Baby Hears For The First Time[video]

This video made me cry happy tears first thing on a Monday morning.  To see this little baby's facial expression and demeanor change at the sound of his mother's voice is the most beautiful thing to see.  This 8 month old baby was born deaf, watch the moment as his cochlear implant is activated and he hears sound for the first time.

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This Widow Refuses To Allow 9/11 To Destroy Her Dream

I understand this feeling.  Debra Strickland, a 9/11 widow said "His death left an “empty space” that the past 10 years have not filled."  That is a real love story!  Debra shared that, their marriage, their love, was based on friendship, compatibility, and a shared love of the Army

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German State Bans Facebook

One of the state governments of Germany definitely does not "Like" Facebook.

The state of Schleswig-Holstein in the north of Germany has banned Facebook for folks in that region, citing privacy concerns.

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Stage Collapses In Belgium, Reportedly Killing Four

Another stage has collapsed at an outdoor concert, reportedly killing at least four people.

The stage at the Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium succumbed to heavy rains and wind earlier today, collapsing into the crowd that had gathered to watch Chicago-based band the Smith Westerns.

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New Leukemia Treatment Could Be Found In A Single Shot

Only three patients have been tested thus far but research published Wednesday indicated that this '"Single Shot" treatment made the most common type of leukemia completely disappear in two of the patients and reduced it by 70 percent in the third. In each

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How Cool! Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shows Up To Congress For The Vote Today

I love how she and her astronaut husband keep on living their lives!  Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shows up to congress today to cast her vote in the BIG BILL that will stop the country from defaulting on all of our loans

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Grand Rapids Medical Mile Tests New Parkinson’s Drug

Living here in Grand Rapids we have already heard about some of the breakthrough technology that is happening on the Medical Mile (Michigan Avenue).  But again another breakthrough has put our medical community on the world wide map!    The Van Andel Insti

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Donations Flood Into This Little Girl’s Cause After Her Death

Even at 9 years old, this little girl cared about people less fortunate than her.  Last week she died in a massive multi-car accident in Bellevuw, Washington.  Rachel Beckwith had a goal of raising $300 to help bring clean water to an African villagers

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This Date In History

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1775 – Congress establishes the United States Post Office and names Benjamin Franklin the first US Postmaster General (More info)

1908 – The Office of the Chief Examiner, which later becomes the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is created (More info)

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Amy Winehouse: Dead at 27

Sad news today. Singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her home in London. The cause of death had not been reported as of the time of this post.

Her distinctive deep voice and jazzy R&B flavored sound worked with her maverick diva image to produce a unique character that was always fresh and memorable.

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