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Category Archives: Election 2016

Trump says transgender people should be barred from military

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he wants transgender people barred from serving in the U.S. military “in any capacity,” citing “tremendous medical costs and disruption.” Trump’s announcement on Twitter would reverse the effort under President Barack Obama to open the armed services to transgender people. He did not say what would happen…

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Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sean Spicer, President Donald Trump’s embattled spokesman during the first six months of his presidency, is resigning his position, according to two people with knowledge of the decision. Spicer’s decision appears to be linked to the appointment of a new White House communications director, New York financier Anthony…

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President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Kathleen Troia (“K.T.”) McFarland to be the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore

WASHINGTON – President Donald J. Trump announces his intention to nominate Kathleen Troia (“K.T.”) McFarland to be the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore. Ms. McFarland currently serves as Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor. As a highly-respected national security professional, Ms. McFarland has provided extensive analysis for Fox News.…

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Trump to Nominate former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s wife Callista Gingrich as Vatican Ambassador

WASHINGTON – President Donald J. Trump announces intent to nominate Callista L. Gingrich of Virginia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Holy See, according to a statement released by The White House. Ms. Gingrich has been the President and CEO of Gingrich Productions, a multimedia production and consulting…

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Trump Response to Appointment of Special Counsel

WASHINGTON – As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know – there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity.  I look forward to this matter concluding quickly.  In the meantime, I will never stop fighting for the people and the issues that matter most to…

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POLITICS & POWER NEWS

National Politics

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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

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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

  • WORLD | BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) —World waits to see if Trump-Xi dinner brings trade peace (Photo AP)
    WORLD | BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) —World waits to see if Trump-Xi dinner brings trade peace (Photo AP)

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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

  • VIDEO | ORLANDO (FNN NEWS) - Elected Officials and Business Leaders Launch the 2018 Hispanic Business Conference

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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…