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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 / Highlights of this day in history, March 4: Franklin D. Roosevelt is sworn in as president and vows to lead America out of the Great Depression; President Ronald Reagan takes responsibility for the Iran-Contra affair; The AAA is founded. 

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YouTube download / AP video / Steven Spielberg is the latest star to donate money to end gun violence campaign; Willem Dafoe collects lifetime achievement award at Berlin Film Festival; Queen Elizabeth II attends her first London Fashion Week catwalk show. (Feb. 21)

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YouTube download / AP story / An attorney linked to former Trump campaign official Rick Gates admitted Tuesday he lied to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigators. An Associated Press reporter says Mueller is sending a clear message that he won't tolerate lying. (Feb. 20)

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YouTube download / AP video / Crews in Elkhart County, Indiana used boats to help rescue people from about a dozen homes, as heavy rain and melting snow flooded a creek. Days of rain have the Ohio River overflowing its banks in the Cincinnati area. (Feb. 21)

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YouTube download / AP video / Louisville must vacate its 2013 men's basketball title following an NCAA decision to uphold sanctions against the men's program in the sex scandal case. The Cardinals will have to vacate 123 victories, and return some $600,000 in revenue. (Feb. 20)

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YouTube download / AP video / The Florida school shooting has put pressure on the state's Republican-controlled Legislature to consider a sweeping package of gun-control laws in a state that has resisted firearms restrictions for decades. AP Reporter Gary Fineout explains. (Feb. 20)

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