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Hillsborough School Social Worker’s Teams Gunning for 2019 Black History Brain Bowl 4-Year Scholarship

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – On February 13, 2019, Hillsborough County Center of Excellence held the county and regional History and Culture Brain Bowl competition from November 2018 through February 2019, underwritten by the Florida Education Fund. Julina Dolce Gurganious, a school social worker with Hillsborough County Public Schools, had her two teams sweep…

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[WATCH] Judge Victoria Pratt Talks Procedural Justice and MLK in Exclusive Interview

WINTER PARK, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Social justice activist and global speaker Judge Victoria Pratt, fresh from her trip to Dubai, stopped in Winter Park to speak at Rollins College’s annual MLK Vigil, whose theme was “Stay Woke.” Judge Pratt believes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fully embodied procedural justice–the concept that proffers that people…

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First Amendment Foundation Seeking Nominations for the 2018 Lucy Morgan Award for Open Government Reporting

The First Amendment Foundation’s 2018 Sunshine Awards recognize those who have made significant contributions to furthering open government through service, litigation, and reporting. We are currently seeking nominations for the 2nd Annual Lucy Morgan Award for Open Government Reporting. The Lucy Morgan Award for Open Government Reporting is named for Lucy Morgan, the Pulitzer Prize-winning…

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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 Supervisor Daisy Morales issued a statement Thursday following Governor Ron DeSantis‘ water reforms Executive Order 19-12, Achieving More Now For Florida’s Environment. “The Orange Soil & Water Conservation District is pleased to know that Governor DeSantis is committed to protecting…

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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 Environment), implementing major reforms to ensure the protection of Florida’s environment and water quality. “Our water and natural resources are the foundation of our economy and our way of life in Florida,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “The protection of water resources…

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[WATCH] Governor Ron DeSantis, Florida Cabinet Sworn In at Historic 2019 Inauguration

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Governor Ron DeSantis and the other elected members of the Florida cabinet were sworn in at the 2019 inauguration Tuesday morning at the Florida Capitol: Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez, Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nicole “Nikki” Fried, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and re-relected Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis.…

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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 23,000 jobs in November and unemployment at 3.3%. Governor Scott made his announcement at the Wyndham Destinations headquarters in Orlando Friday, December 21, 2018 as a testament to his promise to increase jobs in Florida. Wyndham Destinations came to Orlando on June…

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Day 3: DeSantis Still Ducking Gillum’s Debate Challenge

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In a major break with tradition, Ron DeSantis is refusing to debate Andrew Gillum. Three days ago, Gillum challenged DeSantis to three general election debates — including one hosted by Leadership Florida and Univision 23. Yesterday afternoon, Gillum renewed that challenge and committed to a third town hall debate hosted by CNN. DeSantis has…

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Gov. Scott: Florida Continues to Break Visitation Records

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced Florida set another record in tourism by welcoming the highest amount of visitors during any six months in the state’s history with 65.5 million visitors. This record amount of visitors represents a 5.9 percent increase over the same period in 2017, and includes 58 million domestic visitors, 5.2…

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Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin Crowned Miss America 2019

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (FNN NEWS) – Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin was crowned Miss America 2019 and also won a $50,000 scholarship in Atlantic City Sunday night. The new Miss America competed before a nationally televised audience in the new format of Peer-to-Peer Interview, Red Carpet Competition, and her Operatic Talent Presentation. The remaining Miss…

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VIDEO NEWS

National Politics

Step by step: Democrats play the long game against Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — First came the sternly worded letters. Then the subpoenas. Now the votes…

Once again, Iraq caught up in tensions between US and Iran

BAGHDAD (AP) — When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials…

Trump Delays Imposing Tariffs on Auto Imports and Parts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Caught in a sprawling trade dispute with U.S. rival China, President Donald…

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…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

Gov. DeSantis: ‘Dumping’ migrants in Florida is unacceptable

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s governor plans to fight any federal plans to fly hundreds…

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…

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…

Governor Ron DeSantis, Gary Sinise and Westgate Resorts Honor Thousands of Military Families

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Westgate Resorts, Gary Sinise and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis hosted thousands of military families in Kissimmee…

FNN SPORTS

MORE SPORTS NEWS

The Latest: Tiger on wrong side of cut at PGA Championship

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black on Friday…

Only four players in 100 years have won six NFL titles

Tom Brady will soon slip on his sixth Super Bowl ring, and Herb Adderley is…

Jaguars Make Roster Moves Following Day Two of Rookie Minicamp

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Source: Jacksonville Jaguars // Following the the team’s annual rookie minicamp,…

MATCH RECAP: Orlando City Falls 1-0 in Atlanta

ATLANTA (FNN SPORTS) - Source: Orlando City SC // Orlando City (3-5-3, 12 points) fell 1-0…

Portland Thorns FC Rout Orlando Pride 3-1 at Home

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - The Orlando Pride have an uphill battle this season. With…

Bucks beat Celtics 116-91 to advance to East final

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks found another gear after their first…

BUSINESS NEWS

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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…

US to Add 30,000 Seasonal Worker Visas as Soon as This Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration plans to allow 30,000 more foreign workers temporarily into…

Shark Tank Star Daymond John, DWTS's Lindsay Arnold, Joey Fatone to Host Runway to Hope 2019 Gala

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Runway to Hope co-founder Attorney Mark NeJame announced on Facebook Wednesday…

Bank of America Raising Hourly Minimum Wage to $20

NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America plans to raise its starting pay to $20…

Pinterest sets sites on $1.5B in first public share offering

NEW YORK (AP) — Pinterest, among a gaggle of tech companies planning to go public…

Gone in 6 minutes: an Ethiopian Airlines jet’s final journey

From nearly the moment they roared down the runway and took off in their new…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

  • Supermodel Bella Hadid outdid the red carpet she walked on at the "Dolor Y Gloria" premiere during the 2019 Cannes Film Festival Friday. Photo: Patience Eding/Another Concept Magazine/Florida National News.
    CANNES, France (FNN NEWS) - [PHOTOS] Bella Hadid Stuns for “Dolor Y Gloria” Premiere at Cannes Film Festival (Photo: Patience Eding/Another Concept Magazine/Florida National News)

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Review: Egerton glitters in glossy, conventional ‘Rocketman’

Whatever you say about Dexter Fletcher’s glossy, glittering Elton John blinged-out biopic ”Rocketman ,” a shiny…

[PHOTOS] Bella Hadid Stuns for “Dolor Y Gloria” Premiere at Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France (FNN NEWS) - Supermodel and Bvlgari ambassador Bella Hadid is no stranger to…

Pop Icon Dionne Warwick Releases New Album “She's Back”

NEW YORK, N.Y. (FNN NEWS) - Legendary Grammy Award-winner Dionne Warwick releases her new album, She’s Back (Kind Music/Entertainment…

Grumpy Cat, Who Entertained Millions Online, Dies at Age 7

MORRISTOWN, Ariz. (AP) — Grumpy Cat, whose sourpuss expression entertained millions on the internet and…

[PHOTOS] Shailene Woodley Bucks Trend, Steals Show During “Rocketman” Premiere at Cannes

CANNES, France (FNN NEWS) - "Big Little Lies" actress Shailene Woodley bucked the red carpet…

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…

LIFESTYLE, TRAVEL & TOURISM

  • LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - 26th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Blooms for 90 Days at Walt Disney World Resort (Photo courtesy Walt Disney World)

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[PHOTOS] The Most Stunning Celebrity Looks from 2019 Cannes Film Festival’s Opening Night

CANNES, France (FNN NEWS) – Stunning celebrity fashion filled the red carpet on Opening Night…

Governor Ron DeSantis, Gary Sinise and Westgate Resorts Honor Thousands of Military Families

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Westgate Resorts, Gary Sinise and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis hosted thousands of military families in Kissimmee…

Expedia Unpacks the Best Time to Book, Cheap Places to Visit, and Everything Else You Need to Know About Summer 2019

BELLEVUE, Wash. (FNN NEWS) - Searches for "summer 2019" have been on the rise for the…

3 black women win Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America

NEW YORK (AP) — When Cheslie Kryst won the Miss USA crown, it marked more…

Cinematic Horror Icons Come to Life in All-New “Universal Monsters” Mazes at Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights”

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., ORLANDO, Fla. – “Universal Monsters” will come to life in all-new terrifying Halloween Horror…