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Why is 'This Is Us' so popular? The answer is simple

Compared to other TV shows, the grammatically challenged "This is Us" should not be a hit. In a landscape cluttered with network, cable and streaming series that feature flying dragons, killer zombies, graphic nudity, massively staged period pieces and glitzy gimmicks from time travel to super powers, the NBC series has captivated viewers with simple stories of three siblings told through different points in their lives.

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Column: Jihadi brides: lol or not?

Crazy, blood-curdling, infidel-hating, bearded dudes are clearly very funny, as anyone who has watched the film "Four Lions" knows. Released in 2010, Chris Morris' dark satire follows five wannabe jihadists on their quest to strike a blow against the unbelievers of Britain. In the tradition of Chaplin sending up Hitler, Morris portrays these characters as more clueless idiots than fearsome fanatics, more morons than masterminds.

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NASA celebrates Star Trek's 50th anniversary

In recognition of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary NASA wished the entire Star Trek family a happy anniversary.
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NASA celebrates Star Trek's 50th anniversary 1:16

NASA celebrates Star Trek's 50th anniversary

UM scientist and tiger shark expert Neil Hammerschlag dives in to 2 films for Shark Week 1:55

UM scientist and tiger shark expert Neil Hammerschlag dives in to 2 films for Shark Week

Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown practices for his 'Dancing with the Stars' debut 1:19

Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown practices for his 'Dancing with the Stars' debut

Opa-locka residents protest outside city hall 0:50

Opa-locka residents protest outside city hall