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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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YouTube download / AP video / A suspect died and two police officers were wounded in a shootout early Monday in the lakeside Idaho resort town of Sandpoint, authorities said / March 6, 2018

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Youtube download / AP video / The families of the 17 Florida high school massacre victims called on the state legislature to pass a bill they believe would improve security at the state’s public schools / March 5, 2018 / 

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YouTube download / AP video / Highlights of this day in history, March 4: Franklin D. Roosevelt is sworn in as president and vows to lead America out of the Great Depression; President Ronald Reagan takes responsibility for the Iran-Contra affair; The AAA is founded. 

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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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