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YouTube download / AP video / Around 200 Japanese office workers took part in the 10th annual Santa parade in Tokyo on Friday. Decked out in the traditional red outfits and white beards, they marched through the capital's Marunouchi business district spreading holiday cheer. (Dec. 23)

Merīkurisumas or Merry Christmas in Japanese is a way to introduce a cool tradition in Tokyo: Specifically in reference to the 10th annual Santa Parade that involved 200 Japanese office workers dressed in the traditional Santa suit along with white beard. The parade was in Tokyo's Marunouchi business district

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Daytona International Speedway has undertaken a new project to further improve the infield for the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA and NASCAR Weekends.

"Daytona International Speedway is putting the construction vehicles to work as the 'World Center of Racing' has undertaken another improvement project in the infield that will provide benefits to the fan experience for Rolex 24 At Daytona and NASCAR weekends," DIS spokesman Andrew Booth said in a press release.

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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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Britain's King Edward steps down; Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy declare war on the United States; UNICEF organization launches; 'Magnum PI' makes television debut. (Dec. 11)

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Gun salute signals start of official tributes to Fidel Castro in Havana, where tens of thousands of Cubans are filing through three rooms in the capital's memorial to national hero Jose Marti (Nov. 28).

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Ohio State police say the attacker on campus purposely drove over a curb and into pedestrians and then got out of the vehicle and began stabbing people with a butcher knife (Nov. 28).

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Ohio State Univ. says a shelter-in-place warning has been lifted and the scene is secure following reports of an active shooter who was killed by police and at least seven people injured. Ohio State tweeted that all classes would be canceled for the rest of the day (Nov. 28).

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Ohio State University is telling students there's an active shooter on campus and they should "Run Hide Fight." The shooter was reportedly spotted at Watts Hall, a science and engineering building. Police vehicles were seen at the scene (Nov. 28).

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Published on Nov 28, 2016

Japan's trade ministry has almost doubled the estimated cost of compensation for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and decommissioning of the damaged Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant to more than 20 trillion yen ($177.51 billion), according to the Nikkei business daily. Ryan Brooks reports.

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