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Eight Heartwarming Videos of Soldiers’ Surprise Homecomings

On Memorial Day, we commemorate all the U.S. soldiers who've died while serving our country. With so many of our servicemen and women currently on dangerous overseas assignments, it's also a time to think about their sacrifice, and the sacrifice of their families back home.

In these videos, families of soldiers get the surprise and relief of a lifetime when their loved ones return home from duty unannounced. You'll really want to grab a box of tissues before watching.

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8 Great Summer Vacation Movies [VIDEOS]

While summer doesn't officially start until June 21, Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning to the hottest season at the movies.

Summer loses some of its meaning when you're an adult, since it no longer comes with a moths-long break from the grind.

Nevertheless, we can all still enjoy a good movie about summer vacations. After the jump, check out eight of our favorites.

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Barbecue Recipes for Memorial Day Weekend [VIDEOS]

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of barbecue season and will find many Americans firing up the grill this holiday weekend.

Part of the beauty of grilling is its simplicity. But that shouldn't mean you can't improve your grill repertoire or technique.

We've compiled a list of recipes and tips that can help you become a master of the open flame.

Check them out after the jump.

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New Movie Releases: ‘Bridesmaids,’ ‘Priest’ [VIDEOS]

This is the time of the year when the studios pull out their big guns for what's sure to be another epic summer movie season.

And it looks like there could be a few moneymakers this weekend, with the hilarious 'Bridesmaids' (from the producers of 'Knocked Up' and 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin') and the big screen adaptation of 'Priest' opening in theaters.

Get a rundown of what's opening this weekend, plus a list of movies still in theaters, after the jump.

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James Durbin Eliminated From ‘American Idol’

'American Idol' season 10 is officially down to the final three. Over 72 million votes were cast this week, making it the highest top-four vote ever in the history of the show.

Unfortunately, even record-breaking numbers weren't enough to save James Durbin. The 22-year-old rocker was sent packing Thursday night, marking yet another surprise in an already surprise-heavy season.

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Petition Started to Make Pole Dancing an Olympic Sport

Vertical Dance, a British pole-dancing company, is petitioning the International Olympic Committee to get their sport recognized as a test event for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

According to the petition, which has so far garnered about 6,000 signatures, "Over 50 countries worldwide take part in lessons, workshops, conventions, expose, competitions and teacher training."

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radioPup – Listen to Oldiez 96.1 on Our New Mobile App

Great news, Oldiez96.1 fans --- there’s a revolution happening in radio and you're a part of it. No longer do you need a radio to listen to the radio. With our brand new radioPup app you can listen to Central New York's Greatest Hits all day, anytime, anywhere, for free --- directly on your smart phone

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