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Hillsborough School Social Worker’s Teams Gunning for 2019 Black History Brain Bowl 4-Year Scholarship

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – On February 13, 2019, Hillsborough County Center of Excellence held the county and regional History and Culture Brain Bowl competition from November 2018 through February 2019, underwritten by the Florida Education Fund. Julina Dolce Gurganious, a school social worker with Hillsborough County Public Schools, had her two teams sweep…

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[WATCH] Judge Victoria Pratt Talks Procedural Justice and MLK in Exclusive Interview

WINTER PARK, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Social justice activist and global speaker Judge Victoria Pratt, fresh from her trip to Dubai, stopped in Winter Park to speak at Rollins College’s annual MLK Vigil, whose theme was “Stay Woke.” Judge Pratt believes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fully embodied procedural justice–the concept that proffers that people…

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First Amendment Foundation Seeking Nominations for the 2018 Lucy Morgan Award for Open Government Reporting

The First Amendment Foundation’s 2018 Sunshine Awards recognize those who have made significant contributions to furthering open government through service, litigation, and reporting. We are currently seeking nominations for the 2nd Annual Lucy Morgan Award for Open Government Reporting. The Lucy Morgan Award for Open Government Reporting is named for Lucy Morgan, the Pulitzer Prize-winning…

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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 Supervisor Daisy Morales issued a statement Thursday following Governor Ron DeSantis‘ water reforms Executive Order 19-12, Achieving More Now For Florida’s Environment. “The Orange Soil & Water Conservation District is pleased to know that Governor DeSantis is committed to protecting…

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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 Environment), implementing major reforms to ensure the protection of Florida’s environment and water quality. “Our water and natural resources are the foundation of our economy and our way of life in Florida,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “The protection of water resources…

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[WATCH] Governor Ron DeSantis, Florida Cabinet Sworn In at Historic 2019 Inauguration

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Governor Ron DeSantis and the other elected members of the Florida cabinet were sworn in at the 2019 inauguration Tuesday morning at the Florida Capitol: Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez, Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nicole “Nikki” Fried, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and re-relected Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis.…

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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 23,000 jobs in November and unemployment at 3.3%. Governor Scott made his announcement at the Wyndham Destinations headquarters in Orlando Friday, December 21, 2018 as a testament to his promise to increase jobs in Florida. Wyndham Destinations came to Orlando on June…

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Day 3: DeSantis Still Ducking Gillum’s Debate Challenge

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In a major break with tradition, Ron DeSantis is refusing to debate Andrew Gillum. Three days ago, Gillum challenged DeSantis to three general election debates — including one hosted by Leadership Florida and Univision 23. Yesterday afternoon, Gillum renewed that challenge and committed to a third town hall debate hosted by CNN. DeSantis has…

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Gov. Scott: Florida Continues to Break Visitation Records

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced Florida set another record in tourism by welcoming the highest amount of visitors during any six months in the state’s history with 65.5 million visitors. This record amount of visitors represents a 5.9 percent increase over the same period in 2017, and includes 58 million domestic visitors, 5.2…

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Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin Crowned Miss America 2019

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (FNN NEWS) – Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin was crowned Miss America 2019 and also won a $50,000 scholarship in Atlantic City Sunday night. The new Miss America competed before a nationally televised audience in the new format of Peer-to-Peer Interview, Red Carpet Competition, and her Operatic Talent Presentation. The remaining Miss…

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VIDEO NEWS

National Politics

Biden to campaign as extension of Obama's political movement

BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden is finalizing the framework for a White House campaign…

Words and consequences: A look at the Omar and Trump feud

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn’t backing down from his tweets about Democratic Rep.…

Kim Open to Another Summit with Trump, with Conditions

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he is open…

Trump ‘strongly looking’ at releasing migrants in Dem cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he is strongly considering releasing “Illegal Immigrants”…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

Governor Ron DeSantis Delivers Remarks at the 58th Anniversary of the Bay of Pigs Invasion Luncheon

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Today, Governor Ron DeSantis delivered remarks at a luncheon commemorating the…

ORLANDO POLITICS - ONE TO WATCH: Getting to Know Bruno Portigliatti

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - During the 2018 election cycle, I had the opportunity to…

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Award of National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Grant to Combat Opioid Crisis

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Governor Ron DeSantis announced Friday morning in a press release to…

Supervisor Daisy Morales, Commissioners Cordero and Bonilla Celebrate Gopher Tortoise Day at Split Oak Forest

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orange County District 4 Commissioner Maribel Gomez Cordero, Orange…

FNN SPORTS

  • ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Orlando City SC Strike Late to Take 4-3 Win Over Rapids
    ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Orlando City SC Strike Late to Take 4-3 Win Over Rapids (Source: Orlando City SC)

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MATCH RECAP: Pride Shutout by North Carolina Courage

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando Pride (0-2-0, 0 points) fell to the defending National Women’s Soccer League…

Tampa Bay Buccaneers announce 2019 regular season schedule

TAMPA, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2019 regular season schedule, released today by the…

Jacksonville Jaguars unveiled 2019 preseason and regular season schedules

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars have unveiled their 2019 preseason and regular season schedules, the…

Orlando Pride Forward Alex Morgan Named to 2019 TIME 100 List

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Source: Orlando City SC // Orlando Pride and U.S. Women’s…

Orlando Pride Falls 2-0 in Season Opener

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Source: Orlando City SC // Orlando Pride (0-1-0, 0 points) fell…

2019 Masters: Tiger Woods Storms Leaderboard, Wins Fifth Green Jacket in Furious Finish

AUGUSTA, Ga. (CBS Sports) - As he entered the tee box on No. 18, the…

BUSINESS NEWS

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Bank of America Raising Hourly Minimum Wage to $20

NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America plans to raise its starting pay to $20…

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Pinterest sets sites on $1.5B in first public share offering

NEW YORK (AP) — Pinterest, among a gaggle of tech companies planning to go public…

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Gone in 6 minutes: an Ethiopian Airlines jet’s final journey

From nearly the moment they roared down the runway and took off in their new…

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Linda McMahon to exit role at Small Business Administration

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The head of the Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon, is…

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Facebook charged with housing discrimination by HUD

NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government charged Facebook with high-tech housing discrimination Thursday for allegedly…

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Apple refreshes iPad lineup, with larger entry-level model

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple has unveiled a new iPad that’s thinner and slightly larger…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

  • Pictures of Nipsey Hussle's life were displayed during his memorial service. Photo: Getty Images.
    LOS ANGELES (BBC News) - One Person Killed During Nipsey Hussle Memorial Procession (Photo: Getty Images.)

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Aretha Franklin makes history with posthumous Pulitzer win

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin is still getting R-E-S-P-E-C-T after death: The Queen of…

Trivago Hotel Website Actor Arrested in Texas on DWI Charge

HOUSTON (AP) - The actor who has become something of a sex symbol as the…

Jay-Z to Perform at Newly Renovated Webster Hall in NYC

NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) - Jay-Z will help re-open the newly renovated Webster Hall concert…

One Person Killed During Nipsey Hussle Memorial Procession

LOS ANGELES, Ca. (BBC News) - A person has been killed during a memorial procession for…

Netflix launches comedy channel on SiriusXM

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix is launching its first audio venture that will feature the…

Man wins over $110K, breaks single-day record on ‘Jeopardy!’

CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — A 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas won more…

LIFESTYLE, TRAVEL & TOURISM

  • In this artist rendering, a new play pavilion in development at Epcot will include first-of-their-kind experiences devoted to playful fun, inviting guests into an innovative city bursting with interactive experiences and hands-on activities. Friends and family will interact with favorite Disney characters in an energetic metropolis unlike anything ever seen before at Epcot. The as-yet-unnamed space will debut to guests in time for the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary. (Disney)
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Innovative environment joins lineup of new and recently announced enhancements to the Walt Disney World Resort theme park. (Image: Disney)

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Trivago Hotel Website Actor Arrested in Texas on DWI Charge

HOUSTON (AP) - The actor who has become something of a sex symbol as the…

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"Unplanned" Movie Comes to Orlando, Inspired by Conservative Activist Korrie Lupino Stevenson

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - On Wednesday, March 27th, Unplanned the movie will be viewed…

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Garden Rocks Concert Series Expands to Every Day of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, March 6-June 3

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Garden Rocks Concert Series is back – every single day…

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SPECIAL REPORT: Non-Compliance with State Law Plagues Orange County Soil & Water Board

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Florida currently has 58 Soil & Water Conservation Districts which were…

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Chairman Daisy Morales Announces New Website for Orange Soil and Water Conservation District

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – After four years of ongoing board meetings and delays to…

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Innovative environment joins lineup of new and recently announced enhancements to the Walt Disney World Resort theme park

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Feb. 21, 2019) – Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort is a…