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It Is Time to Put Florida’s Students First

WASHINGTON, DC—With back-to-school season in full swing, Florida remains the sole state without a federally-approved education plan. UnidosUS (formerly NCLR), along with a coalition of civil rights organizations and its local Affiliates, have repeatedly expressed concern at the failure of Florida’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan to comply with federal law. The plan fails…

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The Network for Public Education Action endorses Johanna López for Orange County School Board

Orlando, FL — The Network for Public Education (NPE) Action, the national political arm of the pro-public education grassroots organization Network for Public Education, has endorsed Colonial High School Teacher Johanna López in her bid to represent District 2 on the Orange County School Board. In a press release announcement, NPE Action states, “The Network for Public Education…

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Crayola Launches “Thank A Teacher” Contest, Encouraging Families to Create Thank-You Notes for Teachers With One Winner’s Art to Be Featured on a Box of Crayola Crayons!

EASTON, Pa. — Teachers do so much every day and all year round and Crayola believes teacher appreciation should extend beyond just a single day. As a result, Crayola will continue its “Thank A Teacher” campaign mission of generating one million thank-yous for teachers with the launch of its “Thank A Teacher” contest. Families are encouraged to…

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VIDEO: Parkland Florida Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Deadly Shooting Press Conference

PARKLAND, Fla. (FNN NEWS) –  Florida Governor Rick Scott, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie and other officials held a press conference Thursday morning to gave the media an update on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Mass Shooting that left 17 dead and several injured.…

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Rubio Warns of Beijing’s Growing Influence, Urges Florida Schools to Terminate Confucius Institute Agreements

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today urged Miami Dade College, the University of North Florida, the University of South Florida, the University of West Florida, and Cypress Bay High School to terminate their agreements with Chinese government-run programs known as Confucius Institutes. In a letter sent to each Florida school, along with its board of trustees, Rubio warned of China’s…

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Hundreds of Automotive Scholarships to be Awarded: Apply by March 31

BETHESDA, Md., (FNN NEWS) — The University of the Aftermarket Foundation is now accepting applications for automotive scholarships at its Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship Central website at www.automotivescholarships.com. The application deadline is March 31, 2018. Interested candidates can view a wide array of scholarship opportunities, ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, available from the University of the Aftermarket Foundation and more than 30 industry organizations. Hundreds…

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Soledad O’Brien, Award-Winning Journalist and Documentarian, to Speak at Walden University’s Winter Commencement

MINNEAPOLIS (FNN NEWS) /Walden University/ — Soledad O’Brien, the award-winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor and producer, will be the keynote speaker at Walden University‘s 59th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, January 20, 2018, in Tampa, Florida. After decades on television as an anchor and contributor on major television networks, O’Brien founded Starfish Media Group, a multimedia production and distribution company, in 2013.…

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Zachary Quinto Will Serve as National Ambassador for Excellence in Theatre Education Award

NEW YORK and PITTSBURGH (FNN NEWS) /Carnegie Mellon University/ — The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) will once again recognize an exemplary teacher with the “Excellence in Theatre Education Award,” to be presented at the 2018 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10, 2018. CMU alumnus, actor and producer, Zachary Quinto,will serve as the award’s official ambassador and will take part…

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POLITICS & POWER NEWS

National Politics

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White House admits error for false claim on black employment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has acknowledged error in its false claim that President…

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VIDEO: Congressman Darren Soto on Grayson's Attacks During Kissimmee Debate

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL-09) talks with Florida National News after…

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VIDEO: Alan Grayson Launches TV Ad on Impeaching President Donald Trump

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Former Congressman Alan Grayson, the Republicans' worst nightmare, launched a…

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Trump Campaign Announces its Support for Kris Kobach for Governor of Kansas

NEW YORK, NY – Monday, Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. announced its support for…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

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City of Orlando’s Home-Sharing Ordinance Allows Residents to Rent a Portion of Their Home to Guests

ORLANDO, Fla. – In an effort to expose visitors to authentic Orlando experiences and provide…

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VIDEO: Congressman Darren Soto on Grayson's Attacks During Kissimmee Debate

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL-09) talks with Florida National News after…

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Gillum, Faith Leaders Risk Arrest, Lead Sit-In at Rick Scott’s Office Over “Stand Your Ground”

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and faith leaders risked arrest with an act of…

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam Announces Over 30 Northeast Florida Endorsements

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Adam Putnam announced over 30 endorsements from community leaders and organizations across Northeast…

SPORTS NEWS

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VIDEO: Tony Dungy Talks Ring of Honor, Jameis Winston and the Anthem

TAMPA, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Former Buccaneers head coach and NFL Hall of Famer Tony…

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Horan Leads Portland Thorns to Huge Win in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Coming into Saturday night's game at Orlando City Stadium, the…

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Buccaneers Prove Ready in First Preseason Match Against Dolphins

MIAMI, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Thursday, August 9 marked the start of the 2018 NFL…

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Orlando Magic Unveil 30 Years of Pure Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. - As part of the Orlando Magic’s 30th anniversary celebration this upcoming season, the…

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The Pride's Late Effort Doesn't Earn 3 Points in Draw with Sky Blue FC

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Entering Sunday night's game at home, the Orlando Pride had…

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VIDEO: Jacksonville Jaguars Training Camp Family Night Highlights

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - The Jacksonville Jaguars hosted its Florida Blue Family Night, a…

BUSINESS NEWS

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VIDEO: Elected Officials and Business Leaders Launch the 2018 Hispanic Business Conference

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Elected officials and HCCMO trustees launched the 2018 Hispanic Business…

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VIDEO: The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro-Orlando Celebrates 25 Years of Service

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro-Orlando celebrated a quarter-century…

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Hispanic Chamber To Host 2018 Hispanic Business Conference in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO) will celebrate…

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Zignavisual Florida Announces Corporate Re-Branding, Changes Name to iUSE Photography

MIAMI, Fla. -- Zignavisual, a leading real estate photography company serving South Florida realtors since 2016, is relaunching with…

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Banco do Brasil so impressed with Valencia Students that they give more money for Student Scholarships

ORLANDO, Fla.,   June 29, 2018  -  Banco do Brasil Americas will celebrate the 2018…

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VIDEO: Grenada Consul General Warren Newfield Discusses the Island Nation's Growth

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Grenada Ambassador-at-Large and Consul General in Miami Warren Newfield,…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

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Aerosmith to launch residency in Las Vegas next year

NEW YORK (AP) — Aerosmith is the latest act to head to Las Vegas to…

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Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town Wow Tampa on The Bandwagon Tour

TAMPA, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Grammy, CMA, and ACM award winning artists Miranda Lambert and…

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Guardians cast issues open letter in support of James Gunn

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Pratt and his fellow “Guardians of the Galaxy” castmates are…

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Carnival Graveyard: Rust In Pieces Revealed As The Next Original Haunted House Come To Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights

Today, Universal Orlando Resort revealed an all-new original content haunted house coming to Halloween Horror…

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New Spooky Experiences Coming to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World Resort

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – There are more nights and new reasons to celebrate the…

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George Clooney released after motorcycle crash in Italy

ROME (AP) — Actor George Clooney was taken to the hospital in Sardinia and released…

LIFESTYLE NEWS

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Christopher Comins Donates Trauma Kits to Belle Isle Police, Launching School Safety Initiative

BELLE ISLE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Philanthropist Christopher Comins has been spotlighted in Florida National…

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Carnival Graveyard: Rust In Pieces Revealed As The Next Original Haunted House Come To Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights

Today, Universal Orlando Resort revealed an all-new original content haunted house coming to Halloween Horror…

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New Spooky Experiences Coming to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World Resort

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – There are more nights and new reasons to celebrate the…

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Oprah Winfrey tells Vogue that a 2020 presidential run would kill me

(CNN) - Oprah Winfrey is again dampening speculation that she may be planning to run for…

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A Big New Way to Play Comes to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this Summer: Toy Story Land!

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (June 28, 2018) – It’s a joy-filled, toy-filled world as only…