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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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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?" 

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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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Highlights of this day in history: American Civil War effectively ends; Iraq celebrates collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime;NASA announces first seven astronauts dubbed the Mercury Seven; Marian Anderson performs at the Lincoln Memorial; Prince Charles marries Camilla Parker Bowles. (April 9)

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Highlights of this day in history: Slobodan Milosevic arrested; American forces invade Okinawa; Nazi Germany begins persecuting Jews; Soul singer Marvin Gaye is shot to death by his father. (April 1)

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Highlights of this day in history: President Ronald Reagan is wounded in an assassination attempt; The U.S. reaches a deal with Russia to buy Alaska Territory; Actor James Cagney dies; Musician Eric Clapton born. (March 30)

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Friends and family of late pop star George Michael gather at London's Highgate Cemetery for funeral. (March 29)

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Twelve people were killed and three others were injured Wednesday when a pickup truck slammed head-on into a van carrying 14 senior members of a Texas Hill Country church on a two-lane highway in southwestern Texas, authorities said. (March 29)

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Highlights of this day in history: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg convicted of Cold War espionage; Lt. William Calley, Jr. convicted in the Vietnam War's My Lai massacre; U.S. troops leave South Vietnam; Attorney Johnnie Cochran dies. (March 29)
 

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