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Texas school shooting / Headline SurferPresident Donald Trump from the White House called a deadly shooting at a Texas high school Friday a "horrific attack." On his first public remarks on the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, resulting in 10 deaths and 13 injuries by a student armed with a shotgun and homemade explosives later taken into custody, Trump said mass shootings have been "going on too long in our country."

"We grieve for the terrible loss of life and send our support to everyone affected by this absolutely horrific attack," Trump said. Trump this afternoon ordered flags at half-staff in memory of the victims "of the terrible act of violence."

Motorsports

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Jim Foster, who was the fourth president of Daytona International Speedway, has died after a 10-year battle with alzheimer's disease. He was 91.

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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.

THE BEACHES

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Beautiful sunrise at the World's Most Famous Beach in greater Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Today is shaping up to be another beautiful day at the World's Most Famous Beach and indeed along Volusia County's Atlantic coastline from Ormond Beach down to New Smyrna Beach, with high temperatures today around 90 with zero chance of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service i Melbourne.

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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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Daytona State College signs first two runners for new cross country team

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Daytona State Women's Cross Country has signed the first two women to compete in the inaugural season in the fall of 2018: Moriya Patsch, a 2017 graduate from Seabreeze High School, and Janie Davidson, a 2017 Spruce Creek High School graduate, have committed to run for the Falcons in what will be a historic season for the school.  

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As the UK grapples with an increase in acid attacks, one victim has spoken out about about how a night time assault changed his life. (July 17)

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More than a century since the first successful transit of the treacherous Northwest Passage, the AP journeys through the Arctic’s melting sea ice to explore impacts of climate change on one of world’s most remote and fragile environments. (July 17)

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Brian Gertler is a resident director at Greenville University in Illinois and lives in an apartment in a freshman dormitory. His dog Dudley's barking was keeping students awake at night, so Gertler trained the dog to bark in a whisper. (July 17)

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US Army General John Nicholson confirmed the killing of Abu Sayed - the head of the Islamic State group affiliate in Afghanistan. Nicholson said Sayed was killed in an airstrike in Kunar province. (July 15)
 

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Tens of thousands joined a national unity march in Istanbul on Saturday, converging at the iconic July 15 Martyrs' Bridge to mark the anniversary of the failed military coup attempt that 250 people died resisting. (July 15)

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Illinois officials said Friday some 6,800 buildings have been affected north of Chicago, and the damage is expected to worsen this weekend as water flows down rivers into the state from Wisconsin. (July 14)
 

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