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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 / Protesters gathered in Paris Sunday near the Eiffel Tower to rally against sexual misconduct and discrimination against women, in solidarity with marchers in the U.S. and elsewhere marking one year of protest against Donald Trump's presidency. (Jan. 21)

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YouTube download / AP video / Vice President Mike Pence spoke to U.S. troops in Jordan on Sunday. Addressing the government shutdown, he said the Senate 'has decided to play politics' with military pay. (Jan 21)

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YouTube download / AP video / Visitors could still venture into Yellowstone National Park Saturday to marvel at the geysers and buffalo herds even though visitor centers, public toilets and other facilities run by the National Park Service were closed. (Jan. 20)

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YouTube download / AP video / Highlights of Today in History: France's King Louis XVI executed; Vladimir Lenin dies; Alger Hiss found guilty of lying to grand jury; President Jimmy Carter pardons Vietnam draft evaders; Concorde begins service. (Jan. 21)

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YouTube diownload / AP video / A humpback whale spotted near Maui has been freed of braided line caught in its mouth. Federal and state agencies say the whale has an excellent chance of survival. (Jan. 15).

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YouTube download / AP video / At least 12 people died when a bus carrying cruise ship passengers to Mayan ruins in eastern Mexico flipped over on a highway early on Tuesday, officials said. (Dec. 19)

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