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The Associated Press spent the final days with the cast and crew of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, seeing the lives they leave behind on the circus train as the show draws to a close. (May 17)
 

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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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Parking tight on World's Most Famous Beach, especially at Daytona's ISB ramp

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Vehicular traffic was a problem along the driving zones at the World's Most Famous Beach in Daytona on this Sunday as in too many cars, beach safety officials said.

"We were at capacity in most core areas of the beach, had to close International Speedway beach ramp intermittently throughout the day due to capacity," Senior Capt. Tamra Marris of Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue told Headline Surfer in an email alert. "Our major issues today were parking/double parking."

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TripAdvisor's family travel site: Ponce Inlet's beach makes Top 10 US listing

PONCE INLET, Fla. -- Family Vacation Critic, TripAdvisor's family travel site, has released its annual list of the "Best Beaches for Families" in the US and Ponce Inet is on it.

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2016 ReWIND: Top 100 Stories for greater Daytona, Sanford & Orlando (16-20)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Headline Surfer is counting down the Top 100 stories of 2016 in the greater Daytona Beach, Sanford and Orlando metro area otherwise known as the I-4 corridor of Central Florida through Volusia, Seminole and Orange counties. 

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BRAINIAC: NSB's Sammi Hicks got her associate's degree at Daytona State College weeks before her high school diploma

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Marching to the tune of "Pomp and Circumstance" once is stresful enough. Imagine doing it twice in two weeks. 

For New Smyrna Beach's Sammi Hicks it's been there, done that! She's not alone. More than 150 high school students graduated earlier this month from Daytona State College with associate degrees that will allow them to go directlly to most colleges as juniors.

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On this day in history: President Abraham Lincoln assassinated; Titanic strikes iceberg; First videotape demonstrated; Loretta Lynn born. (April 14)

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The Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Ill. welcomed its first fawn in 37 years Wednesday with the arrival of a male offspring of the reindeer "Bunny."

The unamed fawn was standing within an hour of its birth. Bunny and her mate, Karl, arrived at the zoo in 2015 and 2016 and are featured in the Hamill Family Wild Encounters exhibit. The last time a fawn was born at the zoo was in 1980.

This fawn's antlers should start to show in a few months.

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Highlights of this day in history: Peace talks conclude in Northern Ireland with Good Friday agreement; the Titanic sets sail; F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' published; Comedian Sam Kinison killed. (April 10)
 

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Dozens gathered outside a church north of Cairo on Sunday, after a bombing killed 25 people and wounded another 71 inside, according to Egyptian officials. (April 9)

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SI Now co-hosts Maggie Gray and Jordan Schultz discuss the impact LaVar Ball's latest comments could have on his son Lonzo Ball's draft prospects.

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Syrian officials on Saturday surveyed the damage caused by recent U.S. military strikes on a government airfield that were in retaliation to a chemical attack on Syrian civilians. American officials also threatened new sanctions against the country. For more on the situation in Syria and the U.S. military's role there, New America fellow Doug Ollivant and political science professor at Columbia University Kimberly Marten join Hari Sreenivasan.

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