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YouTube download / AP video / Grumpy Cat, whose sourpuss demeanor became an internet sensation, has died at age 7. The famous feline had millions of social media followers and her owners say she helped "people smile all around the world." (May 17)

Motorsports

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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. -- 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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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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Volusia County: Rare Kemp’s ridley sea turtle spotted on the beach in Ponce Inlet

PONCE INLET, Fla -- A rare Kemp’s ridley sea turtle was spotted on the beach Thursday, and based on photos, it's believed the nesting turtle was initially tagged in 2005, revisited Volusia County in 2010, 2012, twice in 2017, and yet again here in 2019.

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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?" 

Education

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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 / A koala took the opportunity to cool off in an unoccupied air conditioned car near Adelaide on Monday, relaxing on the leather seats as the owner tried to convince it to leave (March 20).

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YouTube / AP video / On this day in history: Russian cosmonaut first man to walk in space; Mahatma Gandhi is sent to prison for civic disobedience, Italy's Mussolini agrees to enter WWII; Terri Schiavo's feeding tube removed; Singer John Philips dies (March 18).

 

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YouTube download / AP video / Some residents in the Houston area were being urged to find a safe location indoors Sunday after a fire broke out at a petrochemicals terminal (March 17).

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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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