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Save the Children Responds Urgently to Child Victims of Hurricane Harvey with Child-Friendly Spaces in Shelters, Essential Items

SAN ANTONIO, (FNN NEWS) Save the Children — Tornadoes, lightning, heavy rain and flash floods related to Hurricane Harvey continue to put millions at risk, including nearly 3 million children. Save the Children is on the ground responding to the needs of children and their families who have been forced from their homes and into emergency shelters.…

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Trump pardons ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio over federal conviction

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spared his ally former Sheriff Joe Arpaio a possible jail sentence on Friday by pardoning his conviction, reversing what critics saw as a long-awaited comeuppance for a lawman who escaped accountability for headline-grabbing tactics during most of his 24 years as metropolitan Phoenix’s top law enforcer. The White House…

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BMI presents the 2017 BMI R&B/HIP-HOP Awards honoring Patti LaBelle as a BMI Icon

WHO: Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, announced that legendary songstress Patti LaBelle will be named 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. Special guest T-Pain will DJ the pre-show, warming up the crowd…

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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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AARP Launches Campaign to Root Out Social Media Scams

WASHINGTON (FNN NEWS) -- AARP -- With scams and fraud schemes proliferating on social media, the AARP Fraud Watch Network has launched a campaign to educate Americans about social media hazards and provide information about how they can protect themselves. "Scammers have been using email and telephone calls to target unsuspecting victims for years.  Now, with…

Apple Pay, Android Pay and other forms of contactless payment…

BATAVIA, Ill., (FNN NEWS) -- ALDI Inc.  -- Committed to making grocery shopping smart, fast and easy, ALDI now accepts Apple Pay, Android Pay and all other forms of contactless payment. ALDI, known for its super-speedy checkout process, will offer the new payment option at all of its nearly 1,700 stores nationwide. "We're continually innovating to…

The CBCF 47th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, September 20…

WASHINGTON, DC (FNN NEWS) -- The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and CBC members kick off the 47th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, DC., Wednesday morning. The annual event is scheduled from September 20 to 24. The Annual Legislative Conference is considered the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the…

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“I-4 for Puerto Rico” Hurricane Relief Drive Kicks-Off, Saturday, September…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) -- Randy Ross --  What began as a relief effort for Texas in “I-4 for Texas” 3 weeks ago, morphed into “I-4 for Florida” following hurricane Irma, and is now “I-4 for Puerto Rico.” The donation drive kicks-off Saturday, September 23rd, with multiple drop points for the convenience of donors.  “Our community is stepping up yet again. …

Three LEGOLAND® Parks to Transform Roller Coasters into Supercharged Virtual…

POOLE, England (FNN NEWS) -- Prepare to take a ride on the wildest LEGO® race ever imagined when cutting-edge virtual reality technology combines with roller coaster thrills in an exhilarating new attraction opening in late 2017 at LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort, followed in 2018 at LEGOLAND Florida Resort and Germany's LEGOLAND Deutschland Resort, UK parent company Merlin Entertainments Group (LONDON: MERL) announced today. Developed under the supervision of…

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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…

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