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Who are Florida’s 29 Electors?

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – On Monday, December 19, 2016 the Electoral College, which consists of 538 members from across the United States, will meet for the 58th time at their respective state capital to cast the only official vote for president of the United States. Florida Electors’ Names The following are the Republican presidential…

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Keith Tandy voted Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of the Week

TAMPA – The National Football League announced today that Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Keith Tandy has been voted Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of the Week for Week 14. Tandy, earning his first career Clutch Performer of the Week award, recorded a game-clinching interception with under a minute remaining in Tampa Bay’s 16-11 victory over the…

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Court grants 1-day extension for Florida registration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Today, a federal judge has issued a one-day extension to Florida’s voter registration deadline and will hear arguments on a longer extension in a Wednesday hearing. The order from District Judge Mark Walker is at least a partial victory for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The initial registration deadline had been Tuesday. But…

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Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Hurricane Matthew Preparedness and Response Efforts as Storm Impacts Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – (FNN NEWS) Today, Governor Rick Scott met with emergency management officials in Tallahassee and Stuart and St. Augustine as the state prepares for Hurricane Matthew, a life-threatening category four storm. Florida remains under both tropical storm and hurricane watches and warnings. Governor Scott has remained in constant communication with state and local…

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Florida Health Department Approves 5 Nurseries to Grow Medical Marijuana

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) — The Florida Department of Health announced the five dispensing organizations approved to provide patients with intractable epilepsy and people with advanced cancer access to low-THC cannabis. The five approved organizations are: Northwest Region – Hackney Nursery Company Northeast Region – Chestnut Hill Tree Farm, LLC Central Region – Knox Nursery,…

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Governor Rick Scott meets with Health and Human (HHS) Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell

WASHINGTON, D.C – Governor Rick Scott made the following statement today following his meeting with Health and Human (HHS) Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell. Governor Rick Scott said, “Today, I met with HHS Secretary Burwell and requested that HHS reconsider LIP funding in Florida so the Legislature has the information they need to develop a budget.…

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Congressman Alan Grayson “probably” run for Marco Rubio US Senate Seat in 2016

The Florida National News learned Congressman Alan Grayson “probably” run for US Senate, according to Democracy Now! an online program. Liberal U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, says he’ll “probably” run for Senate in 2016, which would set up an ideologically tinged primary clash against the more centrist U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter. Grayson appeared this…

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Florida prisons may get more oversight after scandals

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Some legislators say they can no longer trust oversight of Florida’s troubled prison system to Gov. Rick Scott. The Florida Senate is poised to pass a bill (SB 7020) that would create an independent commission to keep tabs on the Department of Corrections. The legislation would also take away the governor’s…

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POLITICS & POWER

The Lady Bird Johnson Environmental Award Presented to Ken Burns

AUSTIN, Texas, (FNN NEWS) -- The 2017 Lady Bird Johnson Environmental Award has been presented to…

Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes to Discuss "Shattered: Inside Hillary…

WASHINGTON, (FNN NEWS) -- During Hillary Clinton's 2016 race for the White House, two journalists, Jonathan Allen…

Supervisor Daisy Morales Takes Pine Hills Students on an Earth…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - As millions of people around the world plan to celebrate…

U.S. NEWS

The Lady Bird Johnson Environmental Award Presented to Ken Burns

AUSTIN, Texas, (FNN NEWS) -- The 2017 Lady Bird Johnson Environmental Award has been presented to Ken Burns for reawakening a nation's consciousness to the natural world through his work, including The National Parks: America's Best Idea.  As a direct result of the publicity and broadcast of this documentary, national parks…

Research: Teachers Value Independent Reading Time, but Only 36% Can…

NEW YORK, (FNN NEWS) -- Today, Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children's publishing, education, and media company, released the new Teacher & Principal School Report: Focus on Literacy, which reveals that the overwhelming majority of educators agree that "students should have time during the school day to read a book of…

Autism Society and Ed Asner Honor Ben Affleck & Pixar…

LOS ANGELES, (FNN NEWS) -- Oscar®-winning actor Ben Affleck, Pixar filmmakers Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera, AutFest founder Matt Asner and several filmmakers were honored yesterday for their filmmaking contributions to autism awareness "from spectrum to screen" at the 1st Annual AutFest International Film Festival (April 22-23) in Orange, California. Seven-time Emmy® winner and…

ORLANDO

Florida Film Festival held its annual Block Party at Winter…

WINTER PARK, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Florida Film Festival held its annual Block Party celebration for Festival ticket and pass holders at the Winter Park Village, Saturday evening. Participants received free drinks and appetizers from select Winter Park Village restaurants and also enjoy live entertainment. Participating vendors include Another Broken Egg Café, Crispers, Brio Tuscan Grille, Firefly Kitchen and Bar, Mitchell’s…

Supervisor Daisy Morales Takes Pine Hills Students on an Earth…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - As millions of people around the world plan to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, Orange Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor Daisy Morales held her 3rd annual Earth Day Awareness Tour by taking students from the Pine Hills community on an environmental adventure at the historic 50-acre Harry P. Leu Gardens Wednesday morning. Supervisor Morales…

Supervisor Daisy Morales' Annual Earth Day Tour Takes 40 Pine…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) -- Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor Daisy Morales will host her 3rd annual Earth Day Awareness Tour at the historic Harry P. Leu Gardens, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. This year’s Earth Day tour takes 40 students attending a Pine Hills school outside of the classroom for an environmental adventure of Leu Gardens. The…

MIAMI

Lynn University to break ground on $35 million university center

BOCA RATON, Fla. (FNN NEWS) -  Lynn University will break ground Thursday, April 20, on the Christine E. Lynn University Center. The 11 a.m. ceremony will take place at the heart of campus and will feature guest speakers, food and drink, a unique photo opportunity, virtual reality renderings, and remarks from the namesake donor, Christine…

Famed Miami Doctor Rudy Moise Donates $2,500 To Former Haitian…

MIAMI, Fla (FNN NEWS) -- Former Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe held a news conference to announce the upcoming 2nd Annual GEM Gala and discuss the Dr. Louis G. Lamothe Foundation's extraordinary humanitarian work in Haiti. The event was held on Wednesday night at The Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami. Global Empowerment Mission (GEM) [caption id="attachment_13742" align="alignnone"…

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