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Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats over election hacking

WASHINGTON, (FNN NEWS) On Thursday, Obama ordered a number of actions in response to the Russian government’s aggressive harassment of U.S. officials and cyber operations aimed at the U.S. election. These actions follow repeated private and public warnings that we have issued to the Russian government, and are a necessary and appropriate response to efforts…

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U.S. National Republican Asian Assembly (NRAA) To Host “Asian-American Inaugural Gala” in Honor of President-elect Donald J. Trump

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Asian American Inaugural Gala Committee (AAIGC), with support from the National Republican Asian Assembly (NRAA), and other Asian and American business and community leaders announce hosting a special inaugural gala celebration to commemorate the election of President-Elect Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States…

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Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016 Heads To President Obama

WASHINGTON, DC — During its final session of the 114th Congress, the Senate passed the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016 (S.2854/H.R.5067).  In the Senate, the bill was led by Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO).  In the House, original sponsors…

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Obama Orders Review Of Election-Season Hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence officials to conduct a broad review of election-season cyberattacks, including the email hacks that rattled the presidential campaign and raised fresh concerns about Russia’s meddling in U.S. elections, the White House said Friday. The review, led by intelligence agencies, will be a “deep dive” into a…

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MGM National Harbor Sets Unforgettable Impression With Monumental East Coast Debut

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., (FNN NEWS) By MGM National Harbor — MGM National Harbor made its historic debut in the Capital Region during a series of official grand opening festivities on Thursday, December 8. Delivering incredible views of Washington, D.C.’s iconic monuments and unrivaled room, spa, entertainment, shopping and dining offerings, the $1.4 billion resort introduced…

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Americans’ Optimism Rises Post-Election, Tempered by Concern over Racial, Class and Partisan Divides, According to Allstate/Atlantic Media Poll

WASHINGTON, (FNN NEWS) By Allstate Insurance Company — Following the most contentious election in recent history, a new poll released today by Allstate and Atlantic Media revealed a surprising level of positivity among Americans. But that optimism is tempered by fear that the election will further divide the nation along lines of class, race and party.…

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President Obama Grants 79 More Commutations, Including Nine Florida Inmates

WASHINGTON, D.C. (FNN NEWS) – Today, the President granted commutation of sentence to the following 79 individuals: (including nine inmates from Florida) Lawrence Daro Adams – Houston, TX Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, aiding and abetting; Southern District of Texas Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release;…

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Official 2016 White House Ornament Commemorates Fire Trucks from 1929 White House Christmas Eve Fire

WASHINGTON, (FNN NEWS) By White House Historical Association – The White House Historical Association, exclusive creator and manufacturer of the Official White House Christmas Ornament, continues the tradition of issuing the iconic collectible with the 36th ornament in the series. The festive design is inspired by fire trucks that responded to the five alarm West Wing fire on…

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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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