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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) and Florida’s 67 County Supervisors of Elections will engage in a cooperative cybersecurity initiative ahead of the 2020 election. Governor DeSantis is also supporting the redistribution of $2.3 million in unexpended funds to Supervisors of Elections to support their continued…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Holds Roundtable on Timber Recovery with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue held a roundtable discussion at the Florida Governor’s Mansion to discuss the recovery of Florida’s agriculture and timber industry from the impacts of Hurricane Michael. The Governor and Secretary were joined at the roundtable by elected officials and stakeholders from…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Participates in Wreath Laying Ceremony at Yad Vashem, Honors the Memory of Jews Who Perished in the Holocaust

JERUSALEM, Israel – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis led the Florida delegation on a visit to Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. The Governor participated in a wreath laying ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance to honor the memory of the Jewish people who perished during…

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Commissioner Nikki Fried Participates in Ceremonial Israel Cabinet Meeting

Jerusalem, Israel — This morning, Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried joined the other members of the Florida Cabinet for a ceremonial Cabinet meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Israel, symbolizing the strength of Florida’s and the United States’ relationship with Israel. As the first Jewish woman on the Florida Cabinet, Fried shared her personal connection to Israel. She also shared…

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Florida Deploys Team to Assist Oklahoma with Flood Response

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is deploying a team of emergency management personnel to Oklahoma to assist with response to catastrophic flooding. The team will be deployed to Muskogee County Oklahoma where it will assist local operations, as well as assisting the Cherokee Nation, which encompasses…

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CONSUMER ALERT: Imposter Scammers Use Spoofing to Steal SSNs

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley Moody is issuing a Consumer Alert about a new twist on an old scam. Impersonating the Internal Revenue Service is a longstanding tactic used by scammers trying to coerce people to send money or provide sensitive financial information. Now, scammers are using robocalls and spoofing to impersonate the Social Security Administration…

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Florida Attorney General: Refunds Still Available for Drivers Improperly Charged Toll and Car Rental Fees

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Attorney General Ashley Moody is encouraging rental car customers improperly charged toll and PlatePass fees to file a refund claim before the July deadline. The claims process stems from a court enforceable settlement agreement between Attorney General Moody’s Office and Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. Consumers can apply for a refund of toll…

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Orlando Education Summit Brings Voices Together to Revolutionize Public Education

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Florida Education Association’s (FEA) new president Fedrick Ingram hosted an education summit Saturday, May 18 at the Hilton Orlando located at 6001 Destination Parkway, just a few yards away from the Orange County Convention Center. The education summit, dubbed “Bringing Voices Together,” delivered on its title to the letter. Upwards of a…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Leadership and Delegation for Historic Business Development Mission to Israel

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Rcently, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the leadership and delegation for the Governor’s Business Development Mission to Israel, which takes place Saturday, May 25th through Friday, May 31st. Organized in conjunction with Enterprise Florida, Inc., the mission includes more than 90 delegation members and serves to strengthen the economic, academic and cultural bonds…

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National Politics

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Harvard pulls Parkland grad’s admission over racist comments

BOSTON (AP) — A Parkland school shooting survivor says Harvard University revoked his acceptance over…

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US restores some aid but vows no more without migrant action

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday it is easing previously announced cuts in…

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Beto O’Rourke Honors Pulse Anniversary, Releases LGBTQ+ Plan

NEW YORK, NY — Beto O’Rourke unveiled a robust plan today to protect LGBTQ+ rights…

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2016 Orange County for Trump Chairman Keynotes “Tennessee Task Force 45” Rally in Memphis June 27th

MEMPHIS, Tn. (FNN NEWS) -  2016 Orange County for Trump Chairman and Florida National News…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

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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…

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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…

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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)…

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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

  • Chioma Ubogagu runs the ball against Portland Thorns FC at Orlando City Stadium Saturday, May 11, 2019. Photo: Willie David/Florida National News.
    ORLANDO (FNN SPORTS) - Portland Thorns FC Rout Orlando Pride 3-1 at Home (Photo: Willie David/Florida National News)

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“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…

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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…

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Warriors beat Raptors 109-104 to even NBA Finals

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

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Analysis: Why the Raptors will win the NBA Finals

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

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Adam Silver reveals advice he’s given to Zion Williamson

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

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New Hope for Kids Announce the Mascots for 26th Annual Mascot Games

ORLANDO, Fla. – New Hope for Kids has announced the Mascots that will compete in…

BUSINESS NEWS

  • Bank of America. Photo courtesy of BizNews.com.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Bank of America Raising Hourly Minimum Wage to $20 (Photo courtesy of BizNews.com.)

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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…

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Kevin Spacey appears at court for hearing in groping case

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

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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…

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

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

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Russians criticize heavily edited version of Elton John film

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian gay rights activists and cultural figures are criticizing the local distributor…

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R. Kelly charged with 11 new sex-related crimes in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors charged R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday with 11 new sex-related…

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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“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…

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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…

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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…

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[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…

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[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…

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[PHOTOS] The Most Stunning Celebrity Looks from 2019 Cannes Film Festival’s Opening Night

CANNES, France (FNN NEWS) – Stunning celebrity fashion filled the red carpet on Opening Night…