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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.

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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 / Tavis Smiley shot back on Facebook, vowing to fight back, after PBS fired him amid allegations of sexual misconduct. (Dec. 14)

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YouTube download / AP video / An Otter Pup at Ohio's Columbus Zoo learns how to swim. (Dec. 5)

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YouTube / AP video / David Cassidy, the teen idol who starred in the 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family" and sold millions of records as the musical group's lead singer, died at age 67. He was hospitalized in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with organ failure. (Nov. 22)

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YouTube download / AP video / TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil onto agricultural land in northeastern South Dakota, the company and state regulators said Thursday. (Nov. 18)

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YouTube download / AP video / Fergie, who announced her split from husband Josh Duhamel earlier this year, discusses her new music and how she balances her career and family, saying 'I take everything day by day as it comes.' The singer has just released her first solo album in 11 years, "Double Dutchess." (Nov. 17)

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YouTube download / AP video / Thousands of protesters marched and gathered at State House on Saturday in a call for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to stand down. (Nov. 18)

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