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[VIDEO] Aloft Orlando Downtown Welcomes RedCarpetMonday Orlando’s Best in Business

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Red Carpet Monday returned to Aloft Orlando Downtown to host its final business networking event of the year. Orlando’s movers and shakers descended on the Aloft Hotel to make meaningful connections, in for-profit and nonprofit sectors alike. ______________________________________________ Mellissa Thomas is Editor for Florida National News. | mellissa.thomas@floridanationalnews.com…

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Amway Founder and Orlando Magic Owner Richard DeVos Dies at 92

DETROIT (AP) — Billionaire Richard DeVos, co-founder of direct-selling giant Amway, owner of the Orlando Magic and father-in-law of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, died Thursday. He was 92. Family spokesman Nick Wasmiller says DeVos died at his western Michigan home due to complications from an infection. DeVos was born in Grand Rapids, not far from…

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Florida Hospital Secures Naming Rights to Tampa Bay Buccaneers Training Facility and Business Headquarters

TAMPA, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Source: Tampa Bay Buccaneers // Florida Hospital, which will soon be known as AdventHealth, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers unveiled a new name and logo for the NFL team’s training facility and business offices, which will now be named the AdventHealth Training Center. The team’s headquarters includes a new air-conditioned…

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VIDEO: Grenada Consul General Warren Newfield Discusses the Island Nation’s Growth

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Grenada Ambassador-at-Large and Consul General in Miami Warren Newfield, who has just returned from Grenada, spoke exclusively with Florida National News about the latest economic and tourism initiatives currently underway on the island and what it means for the Grenadian Diaspora. Current initiatives include investors building businesses in the…

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Comcast Challenges Disney with $65B Bid for Fox

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast made a $65 billion bid Wednesday for Fox’s entertainment businesses, setting up a battle with Disney to become the next mega-media company. The bid comes just a day after a federal judge cleared AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner and rejected the government’s argument that it would hurt competition in cable…

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Florida National News Launches the Florida 100

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Florida National News (FNN News) is pleased to announce the launch of the Florida 100–the state’s leading changemakers, working tirelessly to make their communities better. On Wednesdays, Florida’s most influential people will weigh in on current events each week. Be sure to read their bios and insights every Wednesday. This coming…

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2017 Don Quijote Awards Celebrate 20-Year Milestone, Puerto Rico

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Epcot’s World Pavilion was packed with a thousand Central Florida business and community leaders Saturday for the 20th Annual Don Quijote Awards, hosted by Prospera and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro-Orlando (HCCMO). Given the historic 20-year milestone and the aftermath of the 2017 hurricane season, this year’s ceremony…

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Hispanic Chamber Announces 2016 Don Quijote Award Finalists in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla.—November 15, 2016 — Excitement builds for the 19th Annual Don Quijote Awards as the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO) and Prospera (formerly HBIF) announce this year’s finalists. The organizations revealed the 12 finalists for the four categories recognized at the event along with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Hispanic…

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Emmy Award®-Winning Actress Viola Davis, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Albertsons Launch Child Hunger Campaign

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (FNN NEWS) via PRNewswire-USNewswire — Emmy Award®-winning actress Viola Davis, the Albertsons Companies Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) have come together to produce the new Hunger Is “Hungry for More” campaign which focuses on the importance of daily breakfast for children, seeking to provide five million more breakfasts this year…

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POLITICS & POWER NEWS

  • FLORIDA | TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Governor-elect Ron DeSantis Announces 2019 Inaugural Events
    FLORIDA | TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Governor-elect Ron DeSantis Announces 2019 Inaugural Events

National Politics

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US says Alabama woman who joined Islamic State can’t return

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State group…

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US mining sites dump 50M gallons of fouled wastewater daily

RIMINI, Mont. (AP) — Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic,…

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Trump calls for bipartisanship, a hard line on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Face to face with emboldened Democrats, President Donald Trump called on Washington…

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Turmoil over governor tests Democrats’ zero-tolerance policy

The denunciations began within hours of the disclosure that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

Governor Ron DeSantis Participates in Florida Space Day

Tallahassee, Fla. – Tuesday, Governor Ron DeSantis participated in several events to commemorate Florida Space Day…

Governor Ron DeSantis Asks President Donald Trump to Headquarter United States Space Command in Florida

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting that the…

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Noah Valenstein as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Noah Valenstein to serve as…

U.S. Postal Service Operations Don’t Stop – Even On Holidays

ORLANDO FL –   On Monday, Feb. 18, the country will mark the Presidents’ Day national holiday. …

FNN SPORTS

  • The Tampa Bay Lightning proved too much for the Dallas Stars at Amalie Arena Thursday. Photo: Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports.
    NHL: Lightning Erupt in First Period to Blank Stars, 6-0 (Photo: Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports)

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Andre Ellington

TAMPA, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Tuesday the team has signed running back Andre…

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Jacksonville Jaguars cut kicker Kai Forbath

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars have released seventh-year K Kai Forbath, the club announced today. Forbath appeared…

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Michael Annett Wins NASCAR Racing Experience 300 for 1st NASCAR Xfinity Series Victory

DAYTONA BEACH – Michael Annett led the last 45 laps Saturday to win the NASCAR Racing Experience…

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Orlando City Invitational: Orlando City Lions Bind NYCFC with 2-1 Win

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - The Orlando City Lions hosted NYCFC in the second matchup…

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NHL: Lightning Erupt in First Period to Blank Stars, 6-0

TAMPA BAY, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos scored two goals…

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Inside the Magic: 30 Years of Legends: 2000-2019

ORLANDO, Fla. – FOX Sports Florida, the exclusive television home of the Orlando Magic, will premiere…

BUSINESS NEWS

  • WORLD | BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) —World waits to see if Trump-Xi dinner brings trade peace (Photo AP)
    WORLD | BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) —World waits to see if Trump-Xi dinner brings trade peace (Photo AP)

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Craigslist founder donates $15 million for journalism ethics

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The founder of Craigslist says he will donate $15 million to…

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US charges against Huawei could inflame China trade talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s unveiling of criminal charges against the Chinese tech giant…

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[VIDEO] Governor Rick Scott Announces Florida Gained 23,000 New Jobs in November

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Florida Governor and Senator-elect Rick Scott announced that Florida gained…

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[VIDEO] Aloft Orlando Downtown Welcomes RedCarpetMonday Orlando's Best in Business

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Red Carpet Monday returned to Aloft Orlando Downtown to host its final…

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Stocks plunge to 8-month lows on China fears; J&J nosedives

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are staggering Friday after weak economic data from China has…

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U.S. Postal Service Prepared For The Holidays

ORLANDO, FL — The U.S. Postal Service is prepared for the holiday season and will offer extended…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

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[OPINION] Jussie Smollett Case Leaves More Questions than Answers

CHICAGO, Ill. (FNN NEWS) - The healines blared, "Empire star Jussie Smollett attacked in possible…

21 Savage’s English origins stun fans of the Atlanta rapper

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a shock for fans when 21 Savage was taken…

Patriots Stars Tom Brady and Julian Edelman Celebrate Super Bowl Win with Parade at Walt Disney World Resort

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Source: Walt Disney World Resort // Amid a throng…

2019 Oscar nominations list

LOS ANGELES, CA – Actor-comedian and Oscar®–nominated writer Kumail Nanjiani and actress–producer–director Tracee Ellis Ross…

Bad headlines for Trump also means ratings slump for Hannity

NEW YORK (AP) — The drumbeat of bad news for President Donald Trump hasn't been good for…

Kevin Bacon's SixDegrees.org is Partnering with SOS Children's Villages USA to Support Vulnerable Children and Youth in the United States through the #HomecomingChallenge

WASHINGTON -- Kevin Bacon's SixDegrees.orgis partnering with SOS Children's Villages USA to raise money and awareness for SOS's extraordinary work, using…

LIFESTYLE, TRAVEL & TOURISM

  • TRAVEL AND TOURISM | MIAMI (FNN NEWS) - A World of Adventure Awaits: Royal Caribbean Brings Together Bold Itineraries and Unrivaled Innovations for 2019-2020 Season. Credit: Royal Caribbean International

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26th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Blooms for 90 Days at Walt Disney World Resort

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – New sights, sounds and flavors of spring will envelop Walt…

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Orange Soil & Water Conservation Chair Daisy Morales Issues Statement on Gov. DeSantis Water Reforms

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Board Chair and…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Major Water Policy Reforms

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 19-12 (Achieving More Now For Florida’s…

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Chairman Daisy Morales Pursues Hundreds of Thousands in Funding for Orange Soil & Water Conservation District

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orange Soil and Water Conservation District Board Chairman and Supervisor…

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[WATCH] Lake Nona Holds its First-Ever Latino Community Event

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Nonahood Latino, sister to Nonahood News, hosted the Vispera De…

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Connected cars accelerate down data-collection highway

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — That holiday trip over the river and through the woods to…