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Headline Surfer YouTube download / AP video / (10 Aug 2018) Some NFL players demonstrated during the national anthem at several preseason games Thursday night, protests that again drew a rebuke from President Donald Trump.

Trump tweets NFL anthem warnings / Headline SurferJACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Are you ready for some football?

How about more of President Trump vs. NFL players protesting during the National Anthem?

Trump renewed tweets against NFL players protesting during the national anthem during pre-season NFL contests,  writing in part in the second of two tweets earlier in the day Friday, "The NFL players are at it again - taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem."

 

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A year ago, it was Ricky Stenhouse who won the war of attrition and NASCAR's signature July race under the lights at Daytona International Speedway.

It was Stenhouse who be the cause of attrition Saturday night with the "Big One" that claimed half the field. But it was a little-known driver, Erik Jones, who passed the reigning series champion, Martin Truex Jr by .125 of a second at the finish line to win the Coke Zero Sugar 400.

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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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Memorial Day Forecast: 70% chance of rain, but for those planning to hit the beaches anyway in Daytona, New Smyrna, Ormond, Ponce Inlet & the Shores, here are safety tips from Volusia County

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Melbourne are predicting a 70 percent chance of rain on Memorial Day for Central Florida, but that won't keep people from hitting the beaches.

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Far cry from monster in movie Jaws: Mount Dora fisherman bitten by 3-foot lemon shark after freeing it from hook in Ponce Inlet; boy, 12, bitten in Daytona

PONCE INLET, Fla.  -- So much for kindness: a 3-foot Lemon shark turned around and nipped a Mount Dora man on the foot after the fisherman went through the trouble of releasing it from his fishing hook on Sunday, the second of two shark-bite incidents reported over the Memorial Day weekend.

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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.

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Members of Rotary Club of Downtown Ormond Beach join with PTA to spruce up the grounds of elementary school

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. - Members of the Rotary Club of Downtown Ormond Beach joined with PTA members to spruce up the grounds of Ormond Beach Elementary School prior to its opening for the school year.

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YouTube download / AP video / The White House says President Donald Trump thinks he can fire special counsel Robert Mueller, but isn't taking that step now. (April 10)

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YouTube download / AP video / AP National Security Writer Robert Burns lays out the range of options the Trump administration has available to it in response to the Assad regime's reported use of chemical weapons in Syria. ++NOTE Graphic photos of attack aftermath++ (April 10) .

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YouTube download / AP video / Teachers protesting for more classroom funding have finished a more than 100-mile weeklong march from Tulsa to Oklahoma City. The state's largest school districts will remain closed Wednesday for an eighth consecutive day (April 10).

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YouTube download / AP vide / Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Tuesday that she doesn't think repealing the Second Amendment is possible while speaking at a news conference in Los Angeles. She was responding to an essay written by retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. (March 27)

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YouTube download / AP video / President Donald Trump said he signed a $1.3 trillion spending measure Friday, just hours after saying he was considering a veto. He said he's disappointed in the bill, but the "incredible" gains for the military outweighed the idea of a veto.

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YouTube download / AP video / Highlights of Today in History for March 19: US launches 2003 attack on Baghdad; Televangelist Jim Bakker quits ministry due to scandal; Nevada legalizes casino gambling; Bob Dylan's debut album is released. 

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