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LOS ANGELES -- Capt. America rides no more: Peter Fonda, who starred in the iconic 1969 hippie biker movie, has died of respiratory failure due to lung cancer. He was 79.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The ultimate movie that tells the tragic story of the triumph for NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip and the tragedy of Dale Earnhardt's crash-marred death in the 2001 Daytona 500 hits theaters next month. 

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Alex Caffi's 1991 season in Formula 1 driving was dreadful, punctuated by a bad wreck in a practice run for the Monaco Grand Prix that saw his Footwork Porsche shattered in a collision, though somehow he escaped serious injury.

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Surfer, 18, bitten on foot by a shark Sunday in New Smyrna Beach

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- An 18-year-old surfer from Merritt Island suffered a shark bite to his foot Sunday while surfing in the waves near the South Jetty, Volusia County Beach Safety officials said.

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Father's Day no joy for dozens stung by jellyfish at the World's Most Famous Beach in Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- More than 70 swimmrs were treated on site for jellyfish stings on Father's Day at the World's Most Famous Beach.

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New Year's Feature: Top 10 entrants for inaugural Headline Surfer Wall of Shame

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Is it possible for any elected politician or wannabe politician in East Central Florida who has outdone Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood with his incessant personal attacks on those he sees as his mortal enemy and labeling them "Scumbags?" 

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Volusia County School Board approves new math materials for k-5 students next year

DELAND, Fla -- The Volusia County School Board has approved the purchase of math materials for students in grades kindergarten through fifth grades.

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YouTube download / AP video / Donald Trump says Guatemala is signing an agreement to restrict asylum applications to the US from Central America. The so-called "safe-third agreement" would require migrants who cross into Guatemala to apply for protections there.

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YouTube download / AP video / Original cast reunites to build a real Brady house in 'A Very Brady Renovation.'

 

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YouTube download / AP video / Animals at an Illinois zoo are given icy treats and sprayed with water misters as the Midwest faces temperatures nearing 100 degrees.

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YouTube download / AP video / Newly released prescription opioid statistics underscore how widespread pill use has been in towns and small cities of America's Appalachian region. Jackson County, Ohio, for example, has been a ground-zero of sorts for the past seven years.

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YouTube download / AP video / Highlights of this day in history: Test of the world's first nuclear weapon; President Richard Nixon's White House taping system revealed; John F. Kennedy, Jr., his wife and her sister die in a plane crash; Apollo 11 lifts off for Moon.

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YouTube donload / AP video / Nevada emergency officials say they continue to fight a wildfire that has threatened about 100 homes near Reno. At last report, the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District said the fire had burned about 1.8 square miles. 

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