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2019 Cannes Film Festival: Pioneer Lebanese Oscar-Nominated Director Talks Women in Motion

CANNES, France (FNN NEWS) – Nadine Labaki made history last year as the first Lebanese female filmmaker to ever be nominated for an Oscar in the best foreign language film category for Capernaum. This year, she is president of the prestigious Un Certain Regard competition at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, which runs parallel with the competition…

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VIDEO: Trayvon Martin’s Parents Talk Latest Trayvon Martin Foundation Efforts at ABFF

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – While promoting the newly released Trayvon Martin docuseries “Rest In Power” during the 2018 American Black Film Festival, Trayvon Martin’s parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin also discussed their foundation’s latest intiatives and strides it has made in the six years following their son’s death. ___________________________________________ Mellissa Thomas is…

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VIDEO: “Star” Actress Ryan Destiny Talks Body Image and Her Character at ABFF

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – “Star” co-lead actress Ryan Destiny talks with Florida National News about her journey to self-acceptance and her “Star” character Alexandra Crane at the Loews Hotel during the 2018 American Black Film Festival. _______________________________________ Mellissa Thomas is Editor for Florida National News. | mellissa.thomas@floridanationalnews.com.…

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[VIDEO] Actress Rossy de Palma’s Traveling Lady Premieres at the 34th Miami International Film Festival

MIAMI, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Spanish actress, fashionista, and singer Rossy De Palma‘s avante garde short film “Traveling Lady,“ directed by Jessica Mitrani, premiered to an eager audience at Olympia Theater in Downtown Miami on Saturday during the 34th Miami International Film Festival. Florida National News Editor Mellissa Thomas interviews De Palma, Mitrani, and MIFF…

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Model-Actress April Wilkner Talks America’s Next Top Model and New Film ‘Chasing Taste’

LOS ANGELES, CA. (FNN NEWS) — Thrill-seeking model and actress April Wilkner is perfectly comfortable with disruption. The Providence, Rhode Island native became known around the world as a contestant on Tyra Banks’ hit reality series America’s Next Top Model (ANTM) and maximized her time on the show, despite having no prior modeling experience. She…

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National Politics

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California governor signs law to limit shootings by police

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Spurred by the fatal police shooting of a young unarmed black…

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Omar: Go to Israel, see ‘cruel reality of the occupation’

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib sharply criticized Israel…

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[OPINION] Epstein: Suicide or Murder?

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - According to the Bureau of Prisons, on the morning of…

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[OPINION] How Do We End Mass Shootings? It's Simpler than We Think.

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - So many years and so many lives...How long will mass…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

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Governor DeSantis: Florida Joins 29 States in Enhancing Voter Registration

ORLANDO, Fla. – (FNN NEWS) - On Wednesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced at the…

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Governor DeSantis Announces New Health Plans for State Retirees that Offer Access to Affordable, High-Quality Care

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis announced today that new health plan options will be…

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Orange County Property Appraiser to Host 2019 State of Orange County Real Estate Event

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh, CFA, will deliver the 2019 State…

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Real Estate Veteran Khalid Muneer Files to Unseat Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orlando community leader and real estate veteran Khalid Muneer filed…

FNN SPORTS

  • Courtesy: Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
    TAMPA BAY (FNN SPORTS) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Make Roster Moves

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Jaguars Sign Quadree Henderson and Davis Tull, Cut Two

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed second-year WR Quadree Henderson and second-year LB Davis Tull,…

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Special Olympics Athletes Unite to Inspire and Design 2022 Special Olympics USA Games Logo

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Source: Special Olympics // Today, the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games Organizing Committee…

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Jaguars Launch New Mobile App and Introduce Secure Digital Ticketing

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars today introduced an all-new mobile app through a partnership…

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Orlando Pride Defender Toni Pressley Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Source: Orlando Pride // Orlando Pride defender Toni Pressley has…

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Orlando City Brings Out Big Guns in 2-0 Victory Against FC Dallas

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Orlando City SC, fresh from MLS All-Star Week and the…

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Governor Ron DeSantis to Attend the 2019 MLS All-Star Game

ORLANDO, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis to attend the 2019 MLS All-Star Game and visit…

BUSINESS NEWS

  • An African American family has fun flexing for the camera at Universal Orlando Resort.
    ORLANDO (FNN NEWS) - Universal Orlando Resort Reveals First-Time Passholder Appreciation Days Perks

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Mass Shootings Give Rise to Bullet-Resistant Backpacks

NEW YORK (AP) — Companies like Guard Dog Security, TuffyPacks and Bullet Blocker are peddling…

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Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Passholder Appreciation Days Perks

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Source: Universal // Universal Orlando Resort revealed that for the…

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Orlando Continues to Support Small Businesses

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Small businesses play such an important role in the economies…

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S&P 500 posts its worst week of 2019 as trade tensions flare

Investors rattled by President Donald Trump’s latest escalation in his trade war with China drove…

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ID theft stings, but it’s hard to pin on specific data hacks

NEW YORK (AP) — Equifax 2017. Marriott 2018. Capital One 2019. Data breaches through hacking attacks…

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Apple Announces New Batch of Emojis on World Emoji Day

Cupertino, CA (FNN NEWS) — July 17th is National Emoji Day! What better way to celebrate…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

  • CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly’s lawyers ask judge to dismiss sex abuse lawsuit

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Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Passholder Appreciation Days Perks

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Source: Universal // Universal Orlando Resort revealed that for the…

Orange TV Shines throughout a Quarter Century of Excellence

In 1995, when Orange TV began as a 24-hour broadcast station that televised programming related…

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison Dead at 88

NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern…

US presidential envoy sent to Sweden for A$AP Rocky’s trial

HELSINKI (AP) — American rapper A$AP Rocky pleaded not guilty to assault as his trial…

Photos: Wall Street Plaza Comes Alive with Orlando City Viewing Party & MLS All-Star Concert

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Soccer fans from all over the world gathered at Wall…

Man in A$AP Rocky case allegedly hit with bottle, kicked

HELSINKI (AP) — The man allegedly assaulted by American rapper A$AP Rocky and two other…

LIFESTYLE: TRAVEL, TOURISM, THEME PARKS

  • UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Cinematic Horror Icons Come to Life in All-New “Universal Monsters” Mazes at Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights”

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Lavish Orlando Boat Show Returns to Orange County Convention Center

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Orlando Boat Show has taken over the Orange County…

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City of Orlando Re-Opens Constitution Green Park

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Residents and their dogs gathered in Downtown Orlando to be…

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[VIDEO] Exclusive: Orlando Flash Flooding Causes Stalled Cars and Traffic Delays at Fashion Square

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - One of Florida’s typical “afternoon monsoons,” in this case a…

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Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Passholder Appreciation Days Perks

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Source: Universal // Universal Orlando Resort revealed that for the…

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[Cannabis 101] Bud Fact Sheet: Afghan Kush

If you're pursuing medical marijuana for your wellbeing, you may think all marijuana is created…

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Theme Park Giant Universal Orlando to Build 4th Park, Epic Universe

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – A top official for theme park giant Universal Orlando said…