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YouTube download / AP video / Magic Johnson abruptly quit as the Los Angeles Lakers' president of basketball operations Tuesday night, citing his desire to return to the simpler life he enjoyed as a wealthy businessman and beloved former player (April 10). 

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla -- With 12 cautions for 47 laps, the Daytona 500 dragged on for 3 and 3/4 hours before Denny Hamlin took the checkered flag to win his second Daytona 500 in a crash-marred race, that took two overtimes and 207 total laps to complete.

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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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Steve and Beth Bibeault: Daytona-area husband & wife celebrate their birthdays at World's Most Famous Beach

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla -- What better way to celebrate your 50th birthday than at the World's Most Famous Beach? 

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Daytona Beach weather: Rainy Wednesday with sun returning for rest of the week

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla -- With an 80 percent chance of rain on Wednesday, sunny skies will return Thursday over Central Florida for the rest of the week, according to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service in Melbourne.

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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 / Headline Surfer video / Workers were seen on Sunday preparing the graves for the eventual burial of the victims of the terrorist attacks in Christchurch.The death toll in New Zealand from Friday's massacres at two mosques rose to 50 (March 17). 

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YouTube download / AP video / April the Giraffe delivered her calf on Saturday, to the delight of an enthralled internet audience. The highly celebrated ungulate of the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York went into labor before noon (March 16).

 

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YouTube download / AP video / Newspapers in more than 1,400 cities and towns across the US have closed over the past 15 years, often leaving residents without a reliable source of local news and a lost sense of community. (March 10)

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YouTube download / AP video / A video of a Chilean police officer rescuing a dog that became tangled in a tarp has gone viral. Footage of the Sunday rescue was captured at a home in San Felipe, which is about 56 miles northwest of Santiago (March 5).

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YouTube video / AP download / A large winter storm dumped snow, sleet and freezing rain across New England on Sunday. Time lapse video shows a drive between Acton, Mass. and Union, Conn. on Sunday morning (Jan. 20). 

 

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YouTube download / AP video / More than 50 people were missing after a leaking oil pipeline exploded and caused a stampede in southern Nigeria on Saturday, a local official said. (March 1)

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