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Flagler County Republican Club Launches 2020 Election Season with Sweet Contest

PALM COAST, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The Flagler County Republican Club’s (FCRC) annual Blue Ribbon Cake and Pie contest returns this Saturday, June 8th, launching Flagler’s 2020 election cycle in earnest. Florida National News (FNN) political contributor, radio host and political influencer Randy Ross also returns as a celebrity judge. “As a big tent Republican Club,…

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Trump Delays Imposing Tariffs on Auto Imports and Parts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Caught in a sprawling trade dispute with U.S. rival China, President Donald Trump decided against declaring commercial war on America’s friends: The White House said Friday that he is delaying for six months any decision to slap import taxes on foreign cars, a move that would hit Europe and Japan especially hard.…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Signs CS/HB 107: Wireless Communications While Driving

Sarasota, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed CS/HB 107: Wireless Communications While Driving. The law authorizes the enforcement of texting while driving as a primary offense. Additionally, the bill specifies that a person may not use a handheld wireless communications device while driving in a designated sensitive area such as a school crossing, school zone,…

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U.S. Reps Darren Soto and Brian Mast To Hold Press Conference on Congressional Services Act in Kissimmee May 20

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – On Monday, May 20th at 9:30 am, U.S. Reps. Darren Soto and Brian Mast will hold a press event to announce introduction of the Improving Veterans Access to Congressional Services Act, legislation to streamline the opening of Congressional offices inside Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities across the nation. The legislation requires the…

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Meet Grenada’s New Ambassador to the U.S.: Her Excellency Yolande Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C. (FNN NEWS) – Her Excellency Yolande Smith very recently reached a unique and rare milestone: she has now been promoted to become her former boss’s boss. The former Deputy Consul General to the Grenada Consulate in Miami, headed by Ambassador at Large and Consul General Warren Newfield, has now officially become Grenada’s Ambassador…

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[OPINION]: Central Florida’s Regressive Prosecutor

In 2016, Central Florida elected Aramis Ayala as Florida’s first African-American State Attorney. Given her background and the backing of the George Soros funded PAC, Florida Safety & Justice, she was expected to be, and portrayed herself as, a progressive-minded prosecutordedicated to improving the criminal justice system. Yet, while other progressive-minded prosecutors have embraced “smart justice” policies…

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Grenada’s Ambassador to the U.S. Presents Credentials to President Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. (FNN NEWS) – Grenada’s Ambassador to the United States, Ms. Yolande Smith, this week presented her credentials to U.S. President Donald Trump. In discussion with President Trump, Ambassador Smith said Grenada continues to enjoy steady progress in human and economic development. Citing the long, friendly and harmonious ties between Grenada and the United…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Calls on State Colleges and Universities to Adopt Free Speech Resolution

Tallahassee, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – (Source: Governor Ron DeSantis’ Office) // Today, at Florida State University, Governor Ron DeSantis called on Florida’s state college and university presidents to adopt a resolution that protects and promotes the free speech of students on their campuses. The Governor requested that they frequently display their resolution throughout their campuses to…

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Commissioner Siplin & Disney Teamed Up to Inspire Students Over Spring Break

Orange County, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Source: Office of Commissioner Victoria Siplin // This past Monday, March 18, 2019, Commissioner Victoria P. Siplin treated forty-three high school students to an educational and thrilling day at Walt Disney World. As part of Commissioner Siplin’s Tourism, Leadership and Community (TLC) Mentoring Program, students discovered the Disney Youth Education…

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Kissimmee City Commission Candidate Andrew Jeng Rolls Out His Agenda for Diversity & Inclusion

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The Andrew Jeng campaign announced Jeng’s agenda for fostering diversity and inclusion in Kissimmee in a press release Sunday. Jeng, candidate for Kissimmee City Commission, Seat 2, aims to implement OneKissimmee, a new Kissimmee City Advisory Board for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. There is currently no advisory board of this kind…

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National Politics

Florida’s Randy Ross to Present “Grassroots Wins Elections” in Silicon Valley Sunday

SILICON VALLEY, Ca. (FNN NEWS) - Following a trend seen in the past year, a…

California governor signs law to limit shootings by police

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

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

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

[OPINION] Epstein: Suicide or Murder?

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

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

Rick Singh, 2019 State of Orange County Real Estate Lean into Tech

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Nearly 1,000 attendees filled Orange County Property Appraiser (OCPA) Rick…

Governor DeSantis: Florida Joins 29 States in Enhancing Voter Registration

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

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…

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…

FNN SPORTS

  • Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer (right of center) and Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings (right) look on as Special Olympics 2022 USA Games President & CEO Joe Dzaluk (center) unveils the completed logo, comprised of the unified designs of nine Special Olympics Athletes. Photo: Willie David/Florida National News.
    ORLANDO (FNN SPORTS) - Special Olympics Athletes Unite to Inspire and Design 2022 Special Olympics USA Games Logo

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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,…

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…

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…

Orlando Pride Defender Toni Pressley Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

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

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…

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

  • Apple's new emojis offer greater representation for those with disabilities, LGBTQ+ and an even greater variety of funny emoticons. Image: Apple.
    CUPERTINO, Ca. (FNN NEWS) - Apple Announces New Batch of Emojis on World Emoji Day (Image: Apple.)

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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

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Taylor Swift says she’s kicking off Pride Month by asking Tennessee’s Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander to protect LGBTQ rights and support the Equality Act.

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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

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

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Rick Singh, 2019 State of Orange County Real Estate Lean into Tech

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Nearly 1,000 attendees filled Orange County Property Appraiser (OCPA) Rick…

Lavish Orlando Boat Show Returns to Orange County Convention Center

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

City of Orlando Re-Opens Constitution Green Park

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

[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…

Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Passholder Appreciation Days Perks

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

[Cannabis 101] Bud Fact Sheet: Afghan Kush

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