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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 / Highlights of this day in history for June 2: 1997: A federal jury finds Timothy McVeigh guilty in the Oklahoma City bombing resulting in 168 deaths. He's executred four years later; 1953: Coronation day for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II; 1979: Pope John Paul II visits his native Poland; 1941: Baseball's Lou Gehrig dies of the dreaded disease that bears hids name at age 37. 
 

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YouTube download / AP video / A newborn sloth at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs is getting a loving, but slow, welcome to the world from its mother. The zoo says the two-toed sloth was born May 14 to a sloth named Chalupa, who is a first-time mom (May 17).

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YouTube download / AP video / A kitten that was encased in hardened spray foam is expected to make a full recovery after being rescued from a garbage can by an Oregon sanitation worker (May 16).

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YouTube download / AP video / Highlights of Today in History: Brown vs. Board of Education ends separate but equal; Watergate hearings begin; NYSE is born; First Kentucky Derby. (May 17)

-- Henry Frederick, Headline Surfer, Daytona Beach, Florida

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YouTube Download / AP video / Quinnen Williams was the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL draft last month, and it has taken a little bit of time to get adjusted to his new workplace with the New York Jets.

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YouTube download / AP video / Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college scheme. 

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