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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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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 / 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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