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Free Beer & Hot Wings: This Road Becomes Skating Rink Where Everyone Crashes [Video]

As we here with "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" established with a post on Wednesday, the weather is just straight up crazy lately, especially in the South.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: This is What Happens When it Snows in the South [Video]

This stupid polar vortex has been kicking the country's ass for weeks now.

It is even affecting the southern states, which historically don't have to worry about weather like this.

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President Obama in State of the Union: ‘America Does Not Stand Still’

Declaring 2014 a "year of action" as he unveiled a series of relatively meager executive actions, President Barack Obama vowed in his State of the Union address Tuesday night to sidestep Congress "whenever and wherever" he can in order to push through his agenda.

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Elderly Couple Walk Past Bear on Front Porch and Don’t Notice It [Video]

A few years ago, my mom was bit by a rattlesnake after accidentally stepping on it.  I wondered how she didn't notice it on the sidewalk.

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Actor Who Once Played Marlboro Man Dies From Lung Disease

Eric Lawson, who played the Marlboro Man in print ads from 1978 to 1981, died Jan. 10 from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – or lung disease -- a smoking-related condition.

He was 72.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Lunch Lady Accused of Stealing Up to $1 Million Over Five Years [Video]

Who would have thought that you could make such good money being a cafeteria worker?

Brenda Watts, a cafeteria manager in Fulton County, Ga., has been arrested and accused of stealing hundreds of dollars daily from the cafeteria for anywhere from 10 to 15 years. The total amount stolen could be as much as $1 million.

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Sunday List: 10 Moments That Nearly Destroyed Rock Music

There are times in life where everyone just reaches a fork in the road and that next step truly defines what will become of their future.

Sometimes in music, there's fame, success and creative fulfillment ahead

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Open Internet Might be Dead Thanks to Federal Appeals Court Ruling [Video]

The Internet as we know it may have died Tuesday -- and nobody even noticed.

Thanks to the U.S. Court of Appeals decision, Internet service providers (ISPs) can now decide which websites work faster, which ones to charge you for and even which ones to block you from.

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North American International Auto Show: Cars Are the Stars [Video]

The 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit kicked off Monday with news media preview days.

Monday and Tuesday are the two days when automakers introduce their new products to the world via the media. The show for the general public opens Saturday, and runs through runs through Jan. 26 at Cobo Center.

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Chicago Man Dies Trying to Retrieve Cell Phone from Freezing River [Video]

The obsession with cell phones is reaching deadly proportions.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Producer Steve Makes News in Maine

Over the past month or so, the wintry weather in greater Grand Rapids and across Michigan and the United States has been pretty crazy.

There's been a ton of snow and ice, causing weather-related delays.

Airport delays become part of the travel and the pace from place to place, as Associate Producer Steve McKiernan of "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" can attest.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: A Colony on Mars Is Closer Than We Think [Video]

Have you ever wanted to live on Mars?

Well, 1,058 people are finalists in a worldwide contest for the chance to live on Mars.

The project for a permament human settlement on Mars is organized by the Dutch non-profit Mars One. The effort is backed by several aerospace companies, including SpaceX and Lockheed Martin.

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