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YouTube download / AP video / The Toronto Raptors are NBA champions for the first time. The Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. The Raptors won the series 4-2. Kawhi Leonard was the Finals MVP (June 14). 

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. drove the pace car back in February for the start of the Daytona 500. Earnhardt will be behind the wheel of the pace car again for the start of Sunday's Indy 500.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A crash that brought out the safety car in the final race of the 1997 Formula 3 racing season in Fuji, Japan, where a young driver moving up fast from the back, Takashi Yokoyama, had failed to slow down in time, hitting a car in front of him and launching his own racing machine into the air before it tore through a signboard killing him instantly.

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When it comes to having fun, Florida 2nd to California; among U.S. cities, only Las Vegas ranks ahead of Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A new study says Florida is the nation’s second most fun state behind only California. And in terms of cities, Les Vegas is tops followed by Orlando.

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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 / The Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines has announced another birth for a pair of endangered rhinos. Nine-year-old female eastern black rhino, Ayana, gave birth Friday to a 112-pound female calf. The African species is considered critically endangered, primarily because of poaching (April 9). 

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YouTube download / AP video / Texas Tech players talk about losing in NCAA title game to Virginia in overtime, 85-77.

 

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YouTube / AP video / University of Virginia students packed the streets of Charlottesville on Monday night after the Virginia Cavaliers defeated the Texas Tech Red Raiders 85-77 in overtime to win the NCAA college basketball championship (April 9).

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YouTube download / AP video / The United States enters World War One; First modern Olympic Games open in Athens, Greece; Harry Houdini is born (April 6).

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YouTube / AP video / Washington, D.C.'s famed cherry blossoms reached their peak bloom on Monday, drawing tourists from around the world. The National Park Service says the trees should be in blossom for seven to 10 days (April 2). 

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YouTube download / AP video / The numbers of sea turtles washing up on New England beaches has spiked significantly, many stunned and unable to escape the region’s cooling winter waters (March 28). 

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