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Philadelphia Moves to Fire 13 Officers Over Facebook Posts

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Police Department is suspending 13 officers with intent to fire them following an investigation into offensive and sometimes threatening Facebook posts, the police commissioner announced on Thursday. The department had placed 72 officers on administrative leave in June after a nonprofit group published the results of a two-year review of personal Facebook…

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2 Arrested in Apopka Stabbing

APOPKA, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Source: OCSO // OCSO Homicide detectives have arrested two people in connection with the case that resulted in the stabbing death of Hope Garcia the morning of July 7, 2019. They are: Stephen Trimble (DOB: 10/22/1986) and Nikkela Mitchell (DOB: 09/04/1993) Both face charges of Second Degree Felony Murder and…

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[OPINION] Tampering with Our Food is a Crime!

Thanks to social media, it seems a new fad or trend emerges every other month. From dance moves to trying the hottest chili peppers, there is no end. One trend, however, recently came to light that’s not at all cool or fun–it’s actually a crime. Opening food products before purchase, tasting them and placing them…

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Attorney Dan Newlin Brings Free Pitbull Concert Honoring OPD Officer Kevin Valencia June 1

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Attorney Dan Newlin has once again helped put together another great free community concert, starring Global Superstar Pitbull and Nacho but this time for a much greater cause, to honor Orlando Police Officer Kevin Valencia. Attorney Dan Newlin, a former law enforcement officer himself said: ”When tragedy happens it is often a big news event, and then…

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Jussie Smollett Will Not Return to ‘Empire’ for Next Season

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox Entertainment said Tuesday that Jussie Smollett will not return to his series “Empire” next season in the wake of allegations by Chicago officials the actor lied about a racially motivated attack. “By mutual agreement, the studio has negotiated an extension to Jussie Smollett’s option for season six, but at this…

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As Sri Lanka mourns, Islamic State claims Easter bombings

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — As the death toll from the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka rose to 321 on Tuesday, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility and released images that purported to show the attackers, while the country’s prime minister warned that several suspects armed with explosives are still at large. Another top government…

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[OPINION]: Central Florida’s Regressive Prosecutor

In 2016, Central Florida elected Aramis Ayala as Florida’s first African-American State Attorney. Given her background and the backing of the George Soros funded PAC, Florida Safety & Justice, she was expected to be, and portrayed herself as, a progressive-minded prosecutordedicated to improving the criminal justice system. Yet, while other progressive-minded prosecutors have embraced “smart justice” policies…

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SPEECH: Attorney General William P. Barr Delivers Remarks on the Release of the Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election

Good Morning.  Thank you all for being here today. On March 22, 2019, Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded his investigation of matters related to Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and submitted his confidential report to me pursuant to Department of Justice regulations. As I said during my Senate confirmation hearing and…

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One Person Killed During Nipsey Hussle Memorial Procession

LOS ANGELES, Ca. (BBC News) – A person has been killed during a memorial procession for rapper Nipsey Hussle, with three others injured. Shots were fired as the crowd walked through Los Angeles in commemoration of the 33-year-old, who was killed in LA last month. “We must stop this senseless violence,” LAPD Chief Michael Moore said.…

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Avenatti charged with embezzlement, fraud, cheating on taxes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti has been charged in a 36-count federal indictment alleging he stole millions of dollars from clients, did not pay his taxes, committed bank fraud and lied in bankruptcy proceedings. Avenatti, 48, was indicted late Wednesday by a Southern California grand jury on a raft of additional charges following…

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VIDEO NEWS

National Politics

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Rep. Soto’s $14 Billion Medicaid Parity Bill for Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories Passes Committee, One Step Closer Towards Becoming Law

WASHINGTON (FNN NEWS) - On Wednesday, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved…

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Police officer in ‘I can’t breathe’ death won’t be charged

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they won’t bring criminal charges against…

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House Democrats’ racially charged infighting escalates

An all-out racially charged fight within the House Democratic Caucus escalated Saturday when an African…

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Top Puerto Rican officials resign over profanity-laced chat

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced Saturday that his…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

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First Lady Casey DeSantis Holds Listening Session on Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Sanford

SANFORD, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis held a listening session on mental…

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First Lady Casey DeSantis to Make an Announcement at the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office Thursday

SANFORD, Fla. – Florida's First Lady Casey DeSantis will make an announcement at the Seminole…

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Florida's First Lady Casey DeSantis to visit First Coast High School in Jacksonville Monday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.– First Lady Casey DeSantis will visit First Coast High School on Monday, July…

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Getting to Know Orlando Commissioner Regina Hill: “It all started with a park bench.”

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - If I told you it was a park bench that…

FNN SPORTS

  • Only four players in 100 years have won six NFL titles

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Pride Mount Comeback But Fall in Stoppage to Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. - Orlando Pride (2-9-2, 8 points) erased a two-goal deficit, including a 90th-minute equalizer,…

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Orlando Pride to Celebrate World Cup Champions Alex Morgan, Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris on Tuesday Night

ORLANDO, Fla. – After helping lead the U.S. Women’s National Team to its fourth FIFA…

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Joel Smeenge Named No. 24 On Jagaurs All-25

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Former Jaguars DE Joel Smeenge has been named No. 24 on the…

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Daytona International Speedway to Launch Fireworks Extravaganza on Wednesday Night

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway is going to finish its Independence Day holiday…

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Philadelphia Union’s Explosive Plays Rout Orlando City 3-1 at Home

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Orlando City wasted no time upon their return home against…

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It begins: NBA free agency finally starts Sunday

Kawhi Leonard is planning meetings in Los Angeles. Kevin Durant will do the same in…

BUSINESS NEWS

  • Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh held a press conference Monday on returning $1 billion to the tax roll. (Photo by Willie David / Florida National News)
    ORLANDO (FNN NEWS) - Property Appraiser Rick Singh Recovers $1 Billion for Orange County Tax Roll (Photo by Willie David / Florida National News)

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Apple Announces New Batch of Emojis on World Emoji Day

Cupertino, CA (FNN NEWS) — July 17th is National Emoji Day! What better way to celebrate…

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Celebration is Chick-fil-A’s largest, single-day customer appreciation event

ATLANTA, Ga. – Get your cow costumes ready – Chick-fil-A is celebrating its 15th annual…

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[WATCH] Nourishing Biologicals Launches Four-Piece Flagship Product Line

SAINT AUGUSTINE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Nourishing Biologicals, a science-based skin care company created to fight and…

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Getting to Know Sutherlin Nissan Co-Owner “U.S. Marine”

WINTER PARK, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - “U.S. Marine,” the man who owns Sutherlin Nissan, pretty…

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Trump Delays Imposing Tariffs on Auto Imports and Parts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Caught in a sprawling trade dispute with U.S. rival China, President Donald…

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US to Add 30,000 Seasonal Worker Visas as Soon as This Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration plans to allow 30,000 more foreign workers temporarily into…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

  • “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood” star Brad Pitt is all smiles on the 2019 Cannes Film Festival red carpet for the film's premiere Tuesday, May 21. Photo: Patience Eding/Another Concept Magazine/Florida National News.
    CANNES, France (FNN NEWS) - [PHOTOS] 2019 Cannes Film Festival: ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’ Stars Electrify the Red Carpet (Photo: Patience Eding/Another Concept Magazine/Florida National News)

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New Orleans Brass Band The Soul Rebels Open For The Rolling Stones!

NEW ORLEANS - In true NOLA spirit, popular brass band The Soul Rebels have shown…

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Disney Skyliner Takes Flight Sept. 29, 2019, at Walt Disney World

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Disney Skyliner will begin carrying guests high above Walt Disney…

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The Super-Busy Person’s Guide to the Top 10 Summer Movies of 2019

ORLANDO (FNN NEWS) - Is the July Florida heat getting to your head? Need something…

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South Korea’s Top 3 Entertainment Companies Face an Intense Month of Scandals

SEOUL, South Korea (FNN NEWS) - South Korea’s top three entertainment companies, YG Entertainment, SM Entertainment,…

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Singer and Songwriter Darius Rucker Visits Walt Disney World Resort

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Singer and songwriter Darius Rucker poses with Woody during his visit…

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‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Will Blow You Away [Spoiler-Free Review]

Netflix hit series Stranger Things has finally released its third season, and it's just as amazing…

LIFESTYLE, TRAVEL & TOURISM

  • UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Cinematic Horror Icons Come to Life in All-New “Universal Monsters” Mazes at Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights”

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Disney Skyliner Takes Flight Sept. 29, 2019, at Walt Disney World

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Disney Skyliner will begin carrying guests high above Walt Disney…

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Before You Go: 5 Powerful Things You Must Know to Conquer College

College life can be rough, especially if you’re in a dorm or moved out on…

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[OPINION] Tampering with Our Food is a Crime!

Thanks to social media, it seems a new fad or trend emerges every other month.…

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Singer and Songwriter Darius Rucker Visits Walt Disney World Resort

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Singer and songwriter Darius Rucker poses with Woody during his visit…

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[OPINION] Why are We Voting on Whether LGBTQ Parents Can Adopt? Let Them.

The debate for LGBTQ+ rights rages on, and whether or not they should be able…

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Celebration is Chick-fil-A’s largest, single-day customer appreciation event

ATLANTA, Ga. – Get your cow costumes ready – Chick-fil-A is celebrating its 15th annual…