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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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GOP Agriculture Commissioner Nominee Matt Caldwell Talks Jobs, Everglades at Orlando Rally

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The Florida Republican nominees for this year’s midterm elections held a unity rally at Ace Cafe in Orlando Thursday, which included State Representative Matt Caldwell, nominee for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture. The current Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam introduced him to the Orlando crowd. Caldwell noted that Florida’s agricultural industry is…

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Ron DeSantis Picks Florida House Rep. Jeanette Nunez as Running Mate

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Politico reports that Congressman and Republican Florida gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis has picked State Representative Jeanette Nunez of Miami as his running mate for the November midterm election. DeSantis made the official announcement during a Republican unity rally in Orlando Thursday. “Jeanette Nuñez is a strong, principled leader who will…

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Andrew Gillum Picks Chris King as His Lieutenant Governor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Thursday was the deadline for the Florida gubernatorial nominees to name their picks for Lieutenant Governor, and Democratic gubernatorial nominee and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, along with his wife R. Jai, made an announcement via Facebook Live Thursday morning selecting Winter Park businessman and former opponent Chris King, who appears…

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Florida Primary Election Results for Governor, Congress, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The 2018 Florida primary election produced historic first for African Americans in the race for Governor and Orange County Mayor. Andrew Gillum becomes the first African-American gubernatorial nominee in the state and Sheriff Jerry Deming elected as the first African American Mayor of Orange County. Florida Primary Results: FLORIDA GOVERNOR…

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VIDEO NEWS

National Politics

Border official resigns amid uproar over migrant children

HOUSTON (AP) — The acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection resigned Tuesday amid…

Fox’s Hannity, Carlson enjoy Trump rally ratings bonanza

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson enjoyed a ratings…

Robert Mueller to testify publicly before 2 House committees

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly before Congress on…

Latinos for Trump Team Announced, Includes Orlando's Bertica Cabrera Morris

MIAMI, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Vice President Mike Pence announced the launch of Latinos for…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

TRUMP VISITS ORLANDO: Florida Democrats and Activists to Hold Win With Love Rally

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Florida Democrats will hold a counter rally with thousands of…

Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights Computer Science and STEM Achievements in Pinellas County

LARGO, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis visited Ridgecrest Elementary School in Pinellas County to…

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Plan to Evaluate Security of Elections Systems in Florida and a Total of $5.1 Million for Election Cybersecurity

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Department of State (DOS)…

Andrew Jeng Enters Florida House District 43 Race in Osceola County

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Former Kissimmee City Commission candidate and tech business owner Andrew Jeng…

FNN SPORTS

  • ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - New Hope for Kids Announce the Mascots for 26th Annual Mascot Games

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Orlando City Beats New England 2-1, Advances to US Open Cup Quarterfinals

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Orlando City hosted an aggressive New England Revolution at Exploria…

“90 for 90” campaign to celebrate 90 years of Golf Legend Arnold Palmer

ORLANDO, Fla. – In honor of what would have been Arnold Palmer’s 90th birthday this…

U.S. Army Colonel Hal Kushner Named Honorary Pace Truck Driver for the Coke Zero Sugar 400

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Retired U.S. Army Col. Hal Kushner, an area resident who served…

Warriors beat Raptors 109-104 to even NBA Finals

TORONTO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors relied on a champion’s heart to overcome their…

Analysis: Why the Raptors will win the NBA Finals

TORONTO (AP) — Last time Kawhi Leonard played Golden State in the playoffs, he was…

Adam Silver reveals advice he’s given to Zion Williamson

TORONTO (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he has already offered presumed No. 1…

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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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…

Trump Delays Imposing Tariffs on Auto Imports and Parts

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

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…

Shark Tank Star Daymond John, DWTS's Lindsay Arnold, Joey Fatone to Host Runway to Hope 2019 Gala

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Runway to Hope co-founder Attorney Mark NeJame announced on Facebook Wednesday…

Bank of America Raising Hourly Minimum Wage to $20

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

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…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

  • Oscar-nominated Lebanese film director Nadine Labaki, the 2019 Un Certain Regard President for the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, speaks in a special interview during Kering's "Women In Motion" in Cannes, France May 16, 2019. Photo: Patience Eding/Another Concept Magazine/Florida National News.
    CANNES, France (FNN NEWS) - 2019 Cannes Film Festival: Pioneer Lebanese Oscar-Nominated Director Talks Women in Motion (Photo: Patience Eding/Another Concept Magazine/Florida National News)

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Cardi B pleads not guilty to new charges in strip club brawl

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning rapper Cardi B was arraigned Tuesday on new felony charges…

Gooding due in court as lawyer seeks groping case dismissal

NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba Gooding Jr. is due in court as his lawyer seeks…

blink-182 and Lil Wayne Join Forces for Co-Headlining Summer Tour

LOS ANGELES, Ca. (LiveNation) — Multi-platinum, award winning artists blink-182 and Lil Wayne announced they’ll be hitting the road together…

Kevin Spacey appears at court for hearing in groping case

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Sporting a gray suit and glasses, Kevin Spacey appeared Monday at…

Taylor Swift asks Tennessee senator to support Equality Act

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Taylor Swift says she’s kicking off Pride Month by asking Tennessee’s…

A diminished ‘Godzilla’ still bests ‘Rocketman,’ ‘Ma’

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest iteration of the Godzilla franchise took over the top…

LIFESTYLE, TRAVEL & TOURISM

  • LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - 26th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Blooms for 90 Days at Walt Disney World Resort (Photo courtesy Walt Disney World)

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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…

“90 for 90” campaign to celebrate 90 years of Golf Legend Arnold Palmer

ORLANDO, Fla. – In honor of what would have been Arnold Palmer’s 90th birthday this…

Florida Republican Party Chairman, State Senator Joe Gruters to Keynote Orlando Republican Women Federated June Event

APOPKA, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - As the 2020 election season builds momentum, the Florida Republican…

Flagler County Republican Club Launches 2020 Election Season with Sweet Contest

PALM COAST, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Flagler County Republican Club's (FCRC) annual Blue Ribbon…

[PHOTOS] 2019 Cannes Film Festival: ‘Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood’ Stars Electrify the Red Carpet

CANNES, France (FNN NEWS) - Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood premiered…

[PHOTOS] 2019 Cannes Film Festival: Model Winnie Harlow Wows on the Red Carpet

CANNES, France (FNN NEWS) - Game-changing model Winnie Harlow, who rocked the world several years ago…