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Trump spat with Senate leader complicates tough agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s attacks on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell come at the worst possible time, if the president’s goal is actually to accomplish the agenda on health care, infrastructure and taxes he’s goading his GOP ally to pass. Congress, now on its August recess, will return to confront a brutal September workload…

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VIDEO: New Smokey Bear Digital-First Creative Highlights Lesser Known Wildfire Causes

WASHINGTON, (FNN NEWS) — In honor of Smokey Bear’s 73rd birthday, the Ad Council, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters launched new digital-first videos and artwork inspired by beloved Smokey Bear posters to raise awareness of lesser known wildfire starts in an effort to decrease human-caused wildfires. The new artwork was created by Brian Edward Miller, Evan Hecox, Janna Mattia and Victoria…

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Orlando Labor Day Deals

ORLANDO, Fla., (FNN NEWS) — Signaling the end of the summer travel season, Labor Dayweekend is the ideal time for travelers seeking a last-minute getaway at great prices. In Orlando, Labor Day weekend is traditionally the most affordable holiday weekend of the year offering savings on average of 10-30 percent over other holiday weekends such as Christmas, New Years and the Fourth of…

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CDC invests more than $200 million to help states respond to infectious disease threats

ATLANTA, Aug. 4, 2017 (FNN NEWS) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded more than $200 million through the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) cooperative agreement to help states, cities, counties, and territories prevent, detect, respond to, and control the growing threats posed by emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. State programs are the foundation…

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DICK’S Sporting Goods Announces Grand Opening of Five New Stores in Three States

PITTSBURGH, (FNN NEWS) — DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, will be opening two new DICK’S Sporting Goods stores and three new Field & Stream stores in the first half of August. Grand Opening events will be held for stores in the following cities: Prosper, TX – Aug. 4 – 6 A new…

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6,200 Cyclists Ride in 2017 Pan-Mass Challenge with Goal of Raising $48 Million for Research and Treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

NEEDHAM, Mass., (FNN NEWS) — Today, the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) kicked off the bike-a-thon’s 2017 event as more than 6,200 cyclists from 40 states and seven countries crossed the starting line. Participants are riding up to 192 miles with the goal of collectively raising $48 million for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Dana-Farber). If accomplished, the PMC’s…

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Congressman Darren Soto Statement On Proposed Legislation To Limit Legal Immigration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Darren Soto released the following statement after Republican Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue introduced the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act, a proposal to drastically reduce legal immigration into the United States: “The RAISE Act is a flagrant attack on legal immigration; it goes against American values…

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Rubio, Nelson Introduce Legislation to Improve Florida Fisheries

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) today introduced the Florida Fisheries Improvement Act, legislation that would enhance, protect and sustain Florida’s fishery resources and the communities that rely on them. “Fishing remains an integral part of Florida’s history, economy and allure for residents and visitors alike,” said Rubio. “This bipartisan bill reflects…

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Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) Presents The 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Honoring Patti LaBelle As A BMI Icon

ATLANTA, (FNN NEWS) — Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), is pleased to announce that Patti LaBelle will be named the BMI Icon at the 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. LaBelle will receive this honor in recognition of her extraordinary career achievements and countless contributions to the musical landscape over the past five decades. The event will be held Thursday, August 31st at The Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall in Atlanta and…

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Estée Lauder Names Misty Copeland Global Spokesmodel for Modern Muse Fragrance

NEW YORK, (FNN NEWS) — Estée Lauder today announced Misty Copeland, principal ballerina at American Ballet Theatre, as the new global spokesmodel for the brand’s Modern Muse fragrance. Misty will front the new Modern Muse fragrance campaign across digital, TV, in-store and print, debuting August 2017. “When Estée Lauder launched the Modern Muse fragrance in 2013, we embraced the…

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POLITICS & POWER

Orlando City Commissioner Jim Gray Endorses Chadwick Hardee for Orange…

ORLANDO, Fla. (August 15) - Jim Gray, Orlando City Commissioner for District 1, today announced…

Judge's Ruling A Victory For Lake Pickett's Residents "See Order"

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Administrative Law Judge Suzanne Van Wyk ruling gave Lake Pickett's…

Supervisor Daisy Morales Appointed To Florida Urban Forestry Council

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Honorable Daisy Morales, an elected Supervisor with the Orange…

U.S. NEWS

Trump spat with Senate leader complicates tough agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s attacks on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell come at the worst possible time, if the president’s goal is actually to accomplish the agenda on health care, infrastructure and taxes he’s goading his GOP ally to pass. Congress, now on its August recess, will return to confront…

VIDEO: New Smokey Bear Digital-First Creative Highlights Lesser Known Wildfire…

WASHINGTON, (FNN NEWS) -- In honor of Smokey Bear's 73rd birthday, the Ad Council, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters launched new digital-first videos and artwork inspired by beloved Smokey Bear posters to raise awareness of lesser known wildfire starts in an effort to decrease human-caused wildfires. The new artwork was created…

Orlando Labor Day Deals

ORLANDO, Fla., (FNN NEWS) -- Signaling the end of the summer travel season, Labor Dayweekend is the ideal time for travelers seeking a last-minute getaway at great prices. In Orlando, Labor Day weekend is traditionally the most affordable holiday weekend of the year offering savings on average of 10-30 percent over other holiday weekends such…

ORLANDO / CENTRAL FLORIDA NEWS

Judge's Ruling A Victory For Lake Pickett's Residents "See Order"

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Administrative Law Judge Suzanne Van Wyk ruling gave Lake Pickett's residents a victory against Orange County Friday. The judge ruled that Lake Pickett South Development – also known as “The Grow” – is inconsistent with Rural Service Area development patterns. Commissioner Emily Bonilla Statement "I am very pleased with the results of the order. Finally, after over three…

Supervisor Daisy Morales Appointed To Florida Urban Forestry Council

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Honorable Daisy Morales, an elected Supervisor with the Orange Soil & Water Conservation District was recently appointed to Florida Urban Forestry Council during the August 9th meeting in Sumterville, Florida. “I look forward to working with the council members to find new ways to promote the organization and create public awareness about urban forestry in Florida,”…

State Senator Victor Torres and Representative Amy Mercardo To Hold…

KISSIMMEE. Fla. (FNN NEWS) - State Senator Victor Torres, Jr., and House Representative Amy Mercardo (D-Orlando) will be holding a community roundtable on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 6:30pm at Meadow Woods Community Center, 1751 Rhode Island Circle, Orlando FL 32824. We will have representatives from Orange County Sheriff's Department, Supervisor of Elections, Tax Collector, Property Appraiser, Clerk of Courts and…

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Discovery Village at the Forum Celebrates Brand New Independent Living…

FORT MYERS, Fla., (FNN NEWS) -- Discovery Village At The Forum, one of the top senior living communities in Southwest Florida, hosted a formal ribbon cutting ceremony on August 2nd to celebrate the completion of the area's newest, and most luxurious, independent living community. Discovery Village at the Forum's new independent living community is owned and operated by award-winning Discovery…

Medicaid cut in GOP health bill worries the nursing home…

Amy Bernard and her brother kept their mother out of a nursing home as long as they could, until Parkinson's and dementia took their toll and she was seriously injured in a fall. Bernard is happy with her mother’s nursing home care, but it comes at a steep price: $7,000 per month, an amount that would…

Florida school board will challenge new charter school law

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school district is challenging a new state law that steers more money to privately-run charter schools. The Sun Sentinel reported Wednesday that the Broward County School Board voted to sue over the sweeping legislation pushed by House Speaker Richard Corcoran. An attorney working for the district said that other school…

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