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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

Orlando Officials Opens New Police Headquarters

ORLANDO, Fla (FNN NEWS) - Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, City Commissioners and Police Chief John Mina…

Cities Congratulate Dr. Ben Carson on Confirmation as HUD Secretary

WASHINGTON, -- Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of Ben Carson as the 16th…

"March 4 Trump" Rally To Take Place In Orlando Saturday

ORLANDO, Fla (FNN NEWS) – A celebratory peaceful program and march supporting President Donald J.…

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AARP Launches New Health & Wellness Digital Magazine

WASHINGTON, (FNN NEWS) By AAPR -- Take charge of your health with AARP The Magazine's Special Edition Health & Wellness Issue, the only digital health magazine for people ages 50-plus. The issue unveiled today offers inspirational advice and practical tips to help you get fit, eat better and live a…

NSA Knocks Down WH Claim of British Spying

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The latest on a congressional inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Mike Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, is denying that the British intelligence community was ever asked to conduct electronic surveillance on President Donald Trump at the behest…

Florida Prosecutor's Anti-Death Penalty Stand Surprises Many

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida prosecutor who thrust herself into the forefront of the anti-death penalty movement is a political novice who was elected just seven months ago. Aramis Ayala, a Democrat and former public defender and assistant state attorney, surprised many of her own supporters when she announced this…

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Magic Founder Jimmy Hewitt Set Be Inducted Into Orlando Magic's…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Today, the Orlando Magic announed that it will induct Orlando Magic “founding father” Jimmy Hewitt into its Hall of Fame on March 29. Hewitt becomes the sixth inductee into the Orlando Magic Hall of Fame. Other inductees are: Nick Anderson, Pat Williams, Shaquille O'Neal, Rich DeVos and Penny Hardaway. Team's Statement Hewitt, an Orlando native, was the architect for…

Orlando Officials Opens New Police Headquarters

ORLANDO, Fla (FNN NEWS) - Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, City Commissioners and Police Chief John Mina opens the $50 million Orlando Police Department headquarters with a ceremonial ribbon cutting at the corner of South Street and Orange Blossom Trail in Parramore Wednesday morning. Orlando Police Chief John Mina stands in the 400 seat community room at Orlando Police…

Danny Eslick Wins 3rd Daytona 200

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (FNN PORTS) – Danny Eslick used a classic slingshot move coming out of NASCAR Turn 4 to pass Cory West on the last lap Saturday and win the DAYTONA 200 motorcycle classic for the third time. Eslick, riding the No. 69 TOBC Racing Yamaha 600, traded the lead repeatedly with West’s No. 13 Trackside Suspension and Engineering Yamaha…

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Enrique Iglesias And Pitbull Live! Sharing The Stage For Co-Headlining…

LOS ANGELES, (FNN NEWS) -- Two of music's most captivating live performers will share the stage this summer when multi-platinum selling and multiple Grammy Award-winning global superstars Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull reunite for a co-headlining tour with CNCO as support, announced today. Adored by fans and critics alike, the celebrated duo and longtime friends…

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