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Morgan Freeman, FLOTUS Lend Star Power to Prince Harry’s Invictus Games Opening Ceremony

ORLANDO, Fla (FNN News) – ESPN Wide World of Sports’s Champion Stadium was filled to overflow for Prince Harry’s 2nd Invictus Games Opening Ceremony Sunday evening. The international athletic competition, co-sponsored by Disney and Jaguar Land Rover, celebrates wounded warriors and their unconquerable will to overcome their injuries—physical and invisible—to push themselves to excellence through…

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Orlando Citrus Bowl Celebrates Action-Packed First Year

ORLANDO, FL (FNN News) – November 19, 2015 marks the first anniversary since the newly-reconstructed Orlando Citrus Bowl opened its gates and welcomed the Central Florida community to a completely modernized stadium. Since November 19, 2014, the venue has hosted numerous sports and entertainment events including 22 soccer matches, 13 football games and two concerts.…

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Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs Kicks Off Holiday Season at Holiday at Heritage Square

ORLANDO, FL (FNN News) – Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs kicks off the holiday season by flipping the switch to light up Heritage Square. This free annual tradition will feature Santa Claus, musical performances, holiday storytelling, games, pet adoption opportunities and special holiday prizes. Children can enjoy holiday crafts, milk and cookies and hot apple…

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City of Orlando Happily Welcomes Florida Blue Florida Classic at Kickoff Luncheon

ORLANDO, FL (FNN Sports) The Florida Blue Florida Classic Kickoff Luncheon opened the annual “family reunion” weekend at the Rosen Centre on International Drive Friday morning. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Central Florida Region Market President Tony Jenkins emceed the event, which began with the procession of the Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats and Florida A&M University…

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2015 Global Peace Film Festival + CFABJ Media Dialogue: Social Issues and the Media

WINTER PARK, FL (FNN News) – The media, press, news, blogs—whichever name works best—is a pivotal factor in promoting and achieving global peace because of its rapid global reach. Between twenty-four-hour cable news networks, news websites, social networks, and blogs, news of any kind, whether accurate or otherwise, can reach millions in seconds. The 2015…

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Global Peace Film Festival 2015 Panel Discussion: What is Peace?

ORLANDO, FL (FNN News) – What is peace? The multi-layered, open-ended question was the focus of Thursday night’s Global Peace Film Festival panel discussion in Rollins College’s Suntrust Auditorium. The three-speaker panel included Brian Rusch, Executive Director for the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation; Andrea Eliscu, Founder of Dueling Dragons Orlando, an organization that pairs at-risk…

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Haiti Ambassador-at-Large Dr. Rudolph Moise Talks Upcoming North Miami Hall of Fame Ceremony, Giving Back

by Mellissa Thomas Kevin Spacey once said, “If you’re lucky enough to do well, it’s your responsibility to send the elevator back down,” and Haiti Ambassador-at-Large Dr. Rudolph Moise has been living it for years now. The multi-talented physician, who will be inducted in the North Miami Hall of Fame Friday, May 8, 2015, loves…

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POLITICS & POWER

One Orlando Alliance Honored with Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ 2017 Distinguished…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Board of County…

Chadwick Hardee Files and Announces Bid for Orange County School…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHADWICK HARDEE ANNOUNCES BID FOR ORANGE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 2 July 24, 2017 (ORLANDO,…

Congressman Darren Soto Helps Secure Nearly $675,000 For Haines City…

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) announced today that Haines City Fire Rescue will…

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Leading On-Demand Massage Provider Soothe Arrives in Tampa Bay and…

LOS ANGELES, (FNN NEWS) -- Soothe (www.soothe.com), the world's largest and fastest-growing on-demand massage service, has officially launched in Tampa Bay and Sarasota. Soothe brings vetted, certified massage therapists to one's home, office, or hotel in as little as one hour, in a total of 55 cities across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia. "We're pleased to serve the residents of Tampa Bay, Sarasota, Bradenton and…

34th National Night Out is Tuesday

WYNNEWOOD, Pa., (FNN NEWS) -- Citizens, law enforcement agencies, community groups, businesses and local officials in over 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide will join forces to mark the 34th Annual National Night Out (NNO) – a police-community partnership event sponsored by the National Association of…

Trump says transgender people should be barred from military

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he wants transgender people barred from serving in the U.S. military “in any capacity,” citing “tremendous medical costs and disruption.” Trump’s announcement on Twitter would reverse the effort under President Barack Obama to open the armed services to transgender people. He did not…

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One Orlando Alliance Honored with Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ 2017 Distinguished…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Board of County Commissioners recognized several Community Champions and the 2017 Distinguished Citizen of the Year at the 22nd Annual Community Conference held at the Orange County Convention Center on July 15. The One Orlando Alliance was honored with Mayor Jacobs’ 2017 Distinguished Citizen of the Year award. Since its inception in…

Buccaneers place DE Jacquies Smith on PUP list ahead of…

TAMPA, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that the team has placed defensive end Jacquies Smith on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list. Players on the Active/PUP list still count on the team’s 90-man roster and can be activated at any time prior to the 53-player roster cuts. Buccaneers training camp opens Friday morning.

Orlando Magic Signed Rookie Forward Wesley Iwundu

Orlando, FL – The Orlando Magic have signed rookie forward Wesley Iwundu (ih-WON-doo), President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. Iwundu (6’7”, 193, 12/20/94) was selected in the second round (33rd overall) of NBA Draft 2017. He played in 132 career games (124 starts) during four years at Kansas State University, averaging…

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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…

Maya Moise of Davie Florida Wins the Junior Individual Exhibit…

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Maya Moise of Davie, Florida won first place in the Junior Individual Exhibit category at the national finals for the National History Day® Contest. Moise, a 7th grade student at American Heritage School, captivated judges with a project titled "Service Not Servitude" and was presented with this prestigious honor on June 15, 2017, the day…

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