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YouTube download / AP video / The Senate has advanced a bill reopening federal agencies through Feb. 8 after Democrats relented and lifted their blockade against the legislation. (Jan. 22)

The US Senate voted 81-18 to break the filibuster and reopen the government on this Monday morning. The two sides agreed to keep negotiations towards a settlement on the Dreamers legislation until Feb. 8.

“In a few hours, the government will reopen,” said NY Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader. “We have a lot to do.”

As reported in the New York Times, Schumer  announced that he and Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, had “come to an arrangement” to adopt the three-week spending measure while continuing to negotiate a “global agreement” that would include the fate of the dreamers, undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R co-driven by Joao Barbosa, Filipe Albuquerque and Christian Fittipaldi endured in winning the 56th Rolex 24 at Daytona.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Running second with a few laps left on June 12, 2013, Jason Leffler was involved in a crash during a sprint car heat race at the 58-mile Bridgeport Speedway in  Logan Township, NJ, resulting in his  his car suffering a front suspension failure that caused it to crash into a wall and flip over repeatedly.

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Volusia County's Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet welcomes 1 millionth visitor

PONCE INLET, Fla. -- Nobody is certain whether it was the toddler, Haven, or her baby sister, Hazel, in the stroller with an assist from dad, as to who was actually first through the door.

In the grand scheme of things, it's the Kolluri family of Monroe, La,. officially counted as the 1 millionth visitor Wednesday through the doors of the Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet.

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2017 ReWIND: Top 100 Stories for greater Daytona, Sanford & Orlando (96-100)

Countdown of the Headline Surfer Top 100 stories of 2017...This sgment: 96-100
96. Biker Danny Eslick wins third Daytona 200

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Danny Eslick took his third Daytona 200 win on Saturday, March 18, after making a last lap pass in turn four of Daytona International Speedway.

Education

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Gov. Rick Scott appoints Edgewater businesswoman to Daytona State College Board

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Gov. Rick Scott has announced the appointment of Sarah Dougherty, an Edgewater businesswoman, to the Daytona State College District Board of Trustees.

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YouTube download / AP video / Steven Spielberg is the latest star to donate money to end gun violence campaign; Willem Dafoe collects lifetime achievement award at Berlin Film Festival; Queen Elizabeth II attends her first London Fashion Week catwalk show. (Feb. 21)

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YouTube download / AP story / An attorney linked to former Trump campaign official Rick Gates admitted Tuesday he lied to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigators. An Associated Press reporter says Mueller is sending a clear message that he won't tolerate lying. (Feb. 20)

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YouTube download / AP video / Crews in Elkhart County, Indiana used boats to help rescue people from about a dozen homes, as heavy rain and melting snow flooded a creek. Days of rain have the Ohio River overflowing its banks in the Cincinnati area. (Feb. 21)

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YouTube download / AP video / Louisville must vacate its 2013 men's basketball title following an NCAA decision to uphold sanctions against the men's program in the sex scandal case. The Cardinals will have to vacate 123 victories, and return some $600,000 in revenue. (Feb. 20)

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YouTube download / AP video / The Florida school shooting has put pressure on the state's Republican-controlled Legislature to consider a sweeping package of gun-control laws in a state that has resisted firearms restrictions for decades. AP Reporter Gary Fineout explains. (Feb. 20)

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YouTube download / AP video / Students who survived the Florida school shooting flooded the Capitol in Tallahassee on Wednesday pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't persuade lawmakers to change laws. (Feb. 21)

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