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New Solar Co-op Hopes to Shine in Orange County

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (FNN NEWS) By Orange County Government —Orange County homeowners looking to add solar power to their homes have an opportunity to do so at a discount through a new solar co-op program. The initiative is spearheaded by Orange County Government, the League of Women Voters of Florida and Florida Solar United Neighborhoods (FL…

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OneOrlando Fund’s 1st Town Hall Shows PULSE Victims How to Receive Compensation

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) — OneOrlando Fund Administrator Ken Feinberg gave a detailed overview of OneOrlando Fund’s draft protocol and asnwered audience questions about the compensation process during its first town hall at the Amway Center this afternoon for victims and families of those affected by the PULSE shooting. Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins called meeting…

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Orlando Pride’s Alex Morgan Named to Olympic Roster; Ashlyn Harris Tabbed as Alternate

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN Sports) – Orlando Pride forward Alex Morgan has been named to the U.S. Women’s National Team’s 18-player roster that will compete for its fourth-consecutive goal medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. In addition, Pride goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris has been named one of four alternates for the team. The U.S. will open Group…

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OPI Teams With Actress Kerry Washington on Fall/Winter Collection

LONDON, U.K. (FNN News) — With its magnificent mix of the historical and the cosmopolitan – Washington, D.C. is one of the world’s most compelling cities. It’s also the inspiration for OPI’s fall/winter lacquer collection. OPI Washington DC is the result of the number one salon brand’s collaboration with Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated actress…

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Award-Winning Country Music Duo Montgomery Gentry To Perform Pre-Race Concert For 58th Annual Coke Zero 400

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (FNN News) – Montgomery Gentry, the multi-platinum country music duo comprised of Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, will perform a 60-minute pre-race concert on Saturday, July 2 prior to the 58th annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway. “Having Montgomery Gentry at the…

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LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Unveils New Daytona International Speedway Model with NASCAR Veteran Casey Mears

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (FNN Sports) – Daytona International Speedway has a sleek new look at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort. It’s the newest model in MINILAND USA, where visitors discover dozens of towering LEGO® landmarks from across the United States. The sounds of roaring engines and cheering fans greet theme park guests as they approach the 1/20-scale…

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ABFF 2016 Announces its Winners at “Best of the Festival” Awards Saturday

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (FNN News) — The American Black Film Festival held its star-studded “Best of the Festival” Awards ceremony, hosted by Chris Spencer (Real Husbands of Hollywood), at Loews Miami Beach Hotel Saturday night. Celebrity guests included actors Robert Townsend, Malik Yoba, Anthony Anderson, and Tichina Arnold (Martin); executive producer Will Packer (Stomp the…

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ABFF 2016: HBO Short Film Finalists Explore Stories that Mirror the Black Experience

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (FNN News) — The Colony Theatre hosted this year’s HBO Short Film Competition during the 2016 American Black Film Festival Thursday night. Filmmakers and celebrities alike graced the red carpet, including Dule Hill (Psych, Ballers), Jazmyn Simon (Ballers), Jacob Anderson (Game of Thrones), Tobias Truvillion (Empire), and HBO Corporate Social Responsibility Vice…

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POLITICS & POWER NEWS

  • VIDEO | FLORIDA | ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – VIDEO: West Lakes Orlando Business Incubator Gets $2000,000 Funding Boost from JPMorgan Chase
    VIDEO - ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – West Lakes Orlando Business Incubator Gets $2000,000 Funding Boost from JP Morgan Chase. (Florida National News Photo/Willie David)

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U.S. Supreme Court Courts High court lets military implement transgender restrictions

The court’s decision clears the way for the Pentagon to bar enlistment by people who…

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Senate set to vote on 2 competing plans to end shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders on Tuesday agreed to vote this week on two competing…

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[WATCH] Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Lifts Smoking Ban on Medical Marijuana

WINTER PARK, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who was joined by Lieutenant…

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Reps. Soto, Diaz-Balart Introduce Bipartisan Venezuela TPS Act of 2019

Washington, D.C. –  Today, U.S. Representatives Darren Soto (FL-09) and Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) introduced the Venezuela TPS…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

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Florida Leaders React to Governor Ron DeSantis’ Appointment of Carlos Muñiz to the Florida Supreme Court

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Carlos Muñiz to the Florida Supreme Court. The announcement marks…

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State Representative Carlos G. Smith re-introduces assault weapons ban

Tallahassee, FL - Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith (D-Orlando) re-introduced legislation for the third consecutive year…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Attends the Unity Heritage Festival in Winter Park in Celebration of Martin Luther King. Jr. Day

Winter Park, Fla – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis spoke at the Unity Heritage Festival at Shady Park…

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FDP Honors Martin Luther King Jr. on MLK DAY

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement to mark MLK Day…

FNN SPORTS

  • FLORIDA | Gerald McCoy Named Tampa Bay Buccaneers Nominee For Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award
    TAMPA, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Gerald McCoy Named Tampa Bay Buccaneers Nominee For Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award (Florida National News Photo/Willie David)

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[WATCH] 2019 Pro Bowl Week Kickoff with the NFL, Orlando Officials, Emmitt Smith

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Emmitt Smith, Brian Urlacher and DeMarcus Ware joined NFL Events…

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[WATCH] Orlando Magic Head Coach Steve Clifford Pregame Press Conference

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Orlando Magic head coach Steve Clifford pregame press conference on playing…

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[WATCH] Brooklyn Nets Head Coach Kenny Atkinson Pregame Press Conference

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Brooklyn Nets head coach held a pregame press conference on…

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Maple Leafs Turn Away Lightning 4-2 Behind Marner Goal

TAMPA BAY, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Toronto Maple Leafs center Mitchell Marner scored on a…

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers name Byron Leftwich offensive coordinator

TAMPA, Fla - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today the hiring of Byron Leftwich as the team’s…

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Jaguars Finalize 2019 Coaching Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars have finalized their 2019 coaching staff, Head Coach Doug Marrone announced today. 2019…

BUSINESS NEWS

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[VIDEO] Governor Rick Scott Announces Florida Gained 23,000 New Jobs in November

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Florida Governor and Senator-elect Rick Scott announced that Florida gained…

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[VIDEO] Aloft Orlando Downtown Welcomes RedCarpetMonday Orlando's Best in Business

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Red Carpet Monday returned to Aloft Orlando Downtown to host its final…

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Stocks plunge to 8-month lows on China fears; J&J nosedives

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are staggering Friday after weak economic data from China has…

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U.S. Postal Service Prepared For The Holidays

ORLANDO, FL — The U.S. Postal Service is prepared for the holiday season and will offer extended…

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World waits to see if Trump-Xi dinner brings trade peace

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — When President Donald Trump sits down for dinner Saturday with…

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Microsoft surpasses Apple as most valuable public company

Microsoft’s big bet on cloud computing is paying off as the company has surpassed Apple…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

  • FILE - Bobby Brown talks about his biopic along with the stars of the film at the 2018 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo: Florida National News.
    NEW YORK, N.Y. (FNN NEWS) - Bobby Brown Sues Showtime and BBC for $2 Million | Photo: Florida National News.

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2019 Oscar nominations list

LOS ANGELES, CA – Actor-comedian and Oscar®–nominated writer Kumail Nanjiani and actress–producer–director Tracee Ellis Ross…

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Bad headlines for Trump also means ratings slump for Hannity

NEW YORK (AP) — The drumbeat of bad news for President Donald Trump hasn't been good for…

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Kevin Bacon's SixDegrees.org is Partnering with SOS Children's Villages USA to Support Vulnerable Children and Youth in the United States through the #HomecomingChallenge

WASHINGTON -- Kevin Bacon's SixDegrees.orgis partnering with SOS Children's Villages USA to raise money and awareness for SOS's extraordinary work, using…

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Kevin Spacey is charged with groping a young man

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Spacey has been charged with groping the 18-year-old son of a…

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CBS denies former CEO Les Moonves $120 million severance

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS announced Monday that former CEO Les Moonves will not receive…

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Legendary Singer Nancy Wilson Dies at 81

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (FNN NEWS) - Singer Nancy Wilson, whose torch song stylings made her a…

LIFESTYLE, TRAVEL & TOURISM

  • OPINION | WASHINGTON, D.C. (FNN NEWS) - Melania Trump Dreams of a Very Red Christmas | Photo: @FLOTUS/Twitter

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Orange Soil & Water Conservation Chair Daisy Morales Issues Statement on Gov. DeSantis Water Reforms

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Board Chair and…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Major Water Policy Reforms

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 19-12 (Achieving More Now For Florida’s…

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Chairman Daisy Morales Pursues Hundreds of Thousands in Funding for Orange Soil & Water Conservation District

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orange Soil and Water Conservation District Board Chairman and Supervisor…

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[WATCH] Lake Nona Holds its First-Ever Latino Community Event

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Nonahood Latino, sister to Nonahood News, hosted the Vispera De…

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Connected cars accelerate down data-collection highway

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — That holiday trip over the river and through the woods to…

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A Christmas Story: Lifelong Friends Take a Creative Approach to Gift Giving

ORLANDO, Fla. - For many of us, the holidays are a time of stress. Part…