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Governor Ron DeSantis Participates in Florida Space Day

Tallahassee, Fla. – Tuesday, Governor Ron DeSantis participated in several events to commemorate Florida Space Day and the state’s long history of supporting the United States’ efforts in space. “Florida’s space industry is second to none and it was a great day highlighting our efforts to lead the nation in this field,” said Governor DeSantis. “With our…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Asks President Donald Trump to Headquarter United States Space Command in Florida

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting that the United States Space Command (USSPACECOM) be headquartered in Florida. “Today, I submitted a request to President Trump formally asking him to headquarter United States Space Command in Florida,” said Governor DeSantis. “As the world’s premier gateway to space, Florida has been the…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Noah Valenstein as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Noah Valenstein to serve as the Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). “I’m pleased to announce that I have appointed Noah Valenstein to continue to lead the Department of Environmental Protection,” said Governor DeSantis. “Noah has led DEP with distinction and has played an…

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Governor Ron DeSantis, Senator Marco Rubio and Senator Rick Scott ask President Trump to Include $200 Million in Construction Funding for Everglades Restoration

Tallahassee, Fla. – As part of his commitment to advocate on behalf of Florida’s environment and water quality, Governor Ron DeSantis today joined Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott asking President Donald Trump to include in the federal budget a sustained annual commitment of $200 million in construction funding for South Florida Ecosystem Restoration (SFER). Governor…

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Commissioner Nikki Fried Appoints Holly Bell as Director of Cannabis

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried announced her appointment of Holly Bell as the Director of Cannabis. Bell’s selection comes after a national search and interviews with multiple finalists for the position. In her role as Director of Cannabis, Bell will oversee the development of rules, work directly with scientific experts, and ensure Commissioner Fried’s vision for cannabis in Florida continues moving…

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Florida Cabinet Approves Danny Burgess as Executive Director of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Tallahassee, Fla – Today, the Florida Cabinet unanimously approved Governor DeSantis’ appointment of State Representative Danny Burgess to serve as the Executive Director of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs. “I thank my fellow members of the Florida Cabinet for approving Danny to lead the Department of Veterans’ Affairs,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “His unwavering commitment to our…

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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 the second Hispanic justice appointed by Governor DeSantis to the bench and makes Justice Muñiz the first Nicaraguan-American to serve on the Florida Supreme Court. Here is what state leaders and legal experts are saying: “Carlos Muñiz is yet another stellar appointment…

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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 to ban the civilian purchase of military-style assault weapons and large capacity magazines in the wake of horrific mass shootings that continue to grip the state. Companion legislation in the Florida Senate will be filed by Senator Gary Farmer (D-Broward).…

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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 on Monday: “Never a time a recent history has it been more important to pause and reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. At a time when our nation is so divided that Congress was forced to pass…

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POLITICS & POWER NEWS

National Politics

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US says Alabama woman who joined Islamic State can’t return

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State group…

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US mining sites dump 50M gallons of fouled wastewater daily

RIMINI, Mont. (AP) — Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic,…

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Trump calls for bipartisanship, a hard line on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Face to face with emboldened Democrats, President Donald Trump called on Washington…

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Turmoil over governor tests Democrats’ zero-tolerance policy

The denunciations began within hours of the disclosure that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

Governor Ron DeSantis Participates in Florida Space Day

Tallahassee, Fla. – Tuesday, Governor Ron DeSantis participated in several events to commemorate Florida Space Day…

Governor Ron DeSantis Asks President Donald Trump to Headquarter United States Space Command in Florida

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting that the…

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Noah Valenstein as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Noah Valenstein to serve as…

U.S. Postal Service Operations Don’t Stop – Even On Holidays

ORLANDO FL –   On Monday, Feb. 18, the country will mark the Presidents’ Day national holiday. …

FNN SPORTS

  • The Tampa Bay Lightning proved too much for the Dallas Stars at Amalie Arena Thursday. Photo: Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports.
    NHL: Lightning Erupt in First Period to Blank Stars, 6-0 (Photo: Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports)

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Andre Ellington

TAMPA, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Tuesday the team has signed running back Andre…

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Jacksonville Jaguars cut kicker Kai Forbath

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars have released seventh-year K Kai Forbath, the club announced today. Forbath appeared…

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Michael Annett Wins NASCAR Racing Experience 300 for 1st NASCAR Xfinity Series Victory

DAYTONA BEACH – Michael Annett led the last 45 laps Saturday to win the NASCAR Racing Experience…

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Orlando City Invitational: Orlando City Lions Bind NYCFC with 2-1 Win

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - The Orlando City Lions hosted NYCFC in the second matchup…

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NHL: Lightning Erupt in First Period to Blank Stars, 6-0

TAMPA BAY, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos scored two goals…

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Inside the Magic: 30 Years of Legends: 2000-2019

ORLANDO, Fla. – FOX Sports Florida, the exclusive television home of the Orlando Magic, will premiere…

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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Craigslist founder donates $15 million for journalism ethics

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The founder of Craigslist says he will donate $15 million to…

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US charges against Huawei could inflame China trade talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s unveiling of criminal charges against the Chinese tech giant…

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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…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

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[OPINION] Jussie Smollett Case Leaves More Questions than Answers

CHICAGO, Ill. (FNN NEWS) - The healines blared, "Empire star Jussie Smollett attacked in possible…

21 Savage’s English origins stun fans of the Atlanta rapper

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a shock for fans when 21 Savage was taken…

Patriots Stars Tom Brady and Julian Edelman Celebrate Super Bowl Win with Parade at Walt Disney World Resort

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Source: Walt Disney World Resort // Amid a throng…

2019 Oscar nominations list

LOS ANGELES, CA – Actor-comedian and Oscar®–nominated writer Kumail Nanjiani and actress–producer–director Tracee Ellis Ross…

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…

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…

LIFESTYLE, TRAVEL & TOURISM

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26th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Blooms for 90 Days at Walt Disney World Resort

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – New sights, sounds and flavors of spring will envelop Walt…

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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…