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Michigan DNR Sends 17 Firefighters to Western States

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has sent 17 firefighters to help battle wildfires in California, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon.

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Patti LaBelle and Ne-Yo to Perform at 92nd Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting

Grammy Award-winning singers Patti LaBelle and Ne-Yo, vocal groups Fifth Harmony and The Tenors, artist Steve Miller, pop duo Nico & Vinz and country singer Chely Wright will all perform at the 2014 National Christmas Tree Lighting.

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D.C. Elementary Student Disappointed That President Obama’s Not Beyonce

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama made a surprise stop at The Inspired Teaching School, a Washington, D.C., charter school, on Thursday afternoon to participate in a community service project.

He and other volunteers filled backpacks with books and toys for homeless children at the Inspired Teaching School to mark the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. The president also assisted volunteers in building an outdoor playground.

The visit came much to the dismay of a young girl, who had hoped the surprise visitor would be Beyoncé Knowles.

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Burger King Is Trying Home Delivery. Is Grand Rapids Next?

Maybe Burger King is trying to become the #1 burger chain and they must think this is going to help get them there!

In Washington, D.C. Burger King began a low hype home delivery service of its burgers, fries and other sandwiches at 4 of their restaurants

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Sexting? Did You Think Consequences When You Were 14 Years Old?

I can give you a definitive, "no".  Of course, when I was 14 years old there was no such thing as "sexting."  My big thing was getting my own telephone in my room, and that was bad enough.  And for you old farts, here is the definition of  "sexting"

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Snoozing in the Control Tower

If a radio or TV broadcaster falls asleep at the switch, the result could be very embarrassing, but what if an air traffic controller saws some wood while pilots are calling for landing clearance?

That's exactly what happened early Wednesday at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

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