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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 / Visitors could still venture into Yellowstone National Park Saturday to marvel at the geysers and buffalo herds even though visitor centers, public toilets and other facilities run by the National Park Service were closed. (Jan. 20)

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YouTube download / AP video / Highlights of Today in History: France's King Louis XVI executed; Vladimir Lenin dies; Alger Hiss found guilty of lying to grand jury; President Jimmy Carter pardons Vietnam draft evaders; Concorde begins service. (Jan. 21)

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YouTube diownload / AP video / A humpback whale spotted near Maui has been freed of braided line caught in its mouth. Federal and state agencies say the whale has an excellent chance of survival. (Jan. 15).

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YouTube download / AP video / At least 12 people died when a bus carrying cruise ship passengers to Mayan ruins in eastern Mexico flipped over on a highway early on Tuesday, officials said. (Dec. 19)

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YouTube download / AP video / A bouncing baby bongo has been born in New Orleans, the first calf conceived at the Species Survival Center created by the Audubon Nature Institute and San Diego Zoo Global. (Dec. 19)

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YouTube download / AP video / Tavis Smiley shot back on Facebook, vowing to fight back, after PBS fired him amid allegations of sexual misconduct. (Dec. 14)

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