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Trump announces help for certain historically black colleges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Historically black colleges and universities with a religious affiliation will no longer be restricted from accessing federal funding for capital projects, President Donald Trump announced Tuesday.   Trump said federal law had restricted more than 40 faith-based HBCUs and seminaries from fully tapping a program that provides federal loan guarantees for their…

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Trump dismisses John Bolton, says they ‘disagreed strongly’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday forced out John Bolton, his hawkish national security adviser with whom he had significant disagreements on Iran, Afghanistan and a cascade of other global challenges. The two men offered opposing accounts on Bolton’s less than friendly departure, a leave-taking example of what had been a fractious relationship…

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Congresswoman Val Demings calls for increased Diversity in American Media

ORLANDO, FL – Today, Rep. Demings introduced a bipartisan, bicameral resolution calling for increased diversity in American media. Co-leading the resolution is Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón (R-PR) in the U.S. House, and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) in the U.S. Senate. Said Rep. Demings, “I am glad to join with Representative González-Colón,…

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White House adviser compares China trade talks to Cold War

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow compared trade talks with China on Friday to the U.S. standoff with Russia during the Cold War. In other words, negotiations could continue for a long time. U.S. and Chinese officials have agreed to hold their next round of talks in Washington next month. Kudlow discounted…

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Russia and Ukraine trade prisoners, each fly 35 to freedom

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and Ukraine conducted a major prisoner exchange that freed 35 people detained in each country and flew them to the other, a deal that could help advance Russia-Ukraine relations and end five years of fighting in Ukraine’s east. The trade involved some of the highest-profile prisoners caught up in a bitter…

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U.S. Congressman Darren Soto and Kissimmee Mayor Pro Tem Angela Eady Hold Bahamas Hurricane Relief Roundtable

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – U.S. Congressman Darren Soto, Kissimmee Mayor Pro Tem Angela Eady, local elected officials and community leaders held a roundtable discussion on Bahamas hurricane relief at Kissimmee City Hall Friday morning. Hurricane Dorian caused major devastation in the Bahamas, leaving at least seven reported dead and tens of thousands of homes…

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Facebook tightens political ad rules, but leaves loopholes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is tightening its rules around political advertising ahead of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, acknowledging previous misuse. But it’s not clear if it will be enough to stop bad actors from abusing its system. The changes include a tightened verification process that will require anyone wanting to run ads pertaining…

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US moves FEMA, Coast Guard money to fund border programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security is moving $271 million from other agencies such as FEMA and the U.S. Coast Guard to increase the number of beds for detained immigrants and support its policy forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases play out. The news comes as hurricane season is…

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National Politics

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Trump Campaign to Fly Massive Banner Before Democratic Debate in Houston

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is taking to the skies and local print ahead of…

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Trump announces help for certain historically black colleges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Historically black colleges and universities with a religious affiliation will no longer…

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Trump dismisses John Bolton, says they ‘disagreed strongly’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday forced out John Bolton, his hawkish national…

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Congresswoman Val Demings calls for increased Diversity in American Media

ORLANDO, FL – Today, Rep. Demings introduced a bipartisan, bicameral resolution calling for increased diversity…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

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Orlando Mayor Dyer, Commissioner Ortiz Launch Hispanic Heritage Month at City Hall

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - To celebrate the commencement of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September…

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Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 2 City Commissioner Tony Ortiz Kickoff Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 2 City Commissioner Tony Ortiz will…

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Orange County Celebrates 2019 Pine Hills Small Business Appreciation Week

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -  Orange County Government’s Pine Hills Neighborhood Improvement District is celebrating 2019 Pine Hills…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights More Than $11 Million in Donations and Announces 590,000 Bottles of Water to be Sent to the Bahamas

West Palm Beach, Fla. - On Tuesday, Governor Ron DeSantis highlighted more than $11 million…

FNN SPORTS

  • Camping World Kickoff: Gators Chomp Hurricanes 24-20 in High Octane Rivalry
    ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Camping World Kickoff: Gators Chomp Hurricanes 24-20 in High Octane Rivalry (Photo by Willie David / Florida National News)

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Walt Disney World Resort Sponsors the UCF Knights

ORLANDO, Fla. –  With a new sponsorship agreement, Walt Disney World Resort hopes to spread some…

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NFL Week 2 Prediction: Buccaneers Offense Has Chance Against Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FNN SPORTS) - After greeting Week 1 with losses, the Buccaneers and the…

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Orlando Magic Youth Basketball Academy to Host Her Time To Play All-Girls Youth Clinic

Orlando, Fla. – The Orlando Magic will team up with the WNBA, NBA and Orange…

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Disney: Arnold Palmer’s 90th Birthday

Walt Disney World Resort joined other golf courses and the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation…

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NFL Week 1: Cleveland Browns Add Another Losing Season Opener to Their Belt

CLEVELAND, Oh. (FNN SPORTS) - One is the loneliest number when it sits in front…

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What to Expect in Week 1: Buccaneers vs. 49ers

TAMPA, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - The 100th NFL season home opener is finally in view.…

BUSINESS NEWS

  • FILE - This July 21, 2012, file photo shows signage at the corporate headquarters of Equifax Inc., in Atlanta. Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with the Federal Trade Commission and others over a 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 million people. The proposed settlement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, if approved by the federal district court Northern District of Georgia, will provide up to $425 million in monetary relief to consumers, a $100 million civil money penalty, and other relief. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
    NEW YORK (AP) - Equifax to pay up to $700M in data breach settlement (AP Photo)

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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…

Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Passholder Appreciation Days Perks

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

Orlando Continues to Support Small Businesses

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

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…

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…

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

  • Dierks Bentley was a crowd pleaser despite the Florida weather at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater Saturday, July 20, 2019. Photo: Johanna Tomossone/Florida National News.
    TAMPA (FNN NEWS) - Dierks Bentley Rocked On, Thunderstorms and All (Photo: Johanna Tomossone/Florida National News.)

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Jordan, Foxx debut injustice drama ‘Just Mercy’ at film fest

TORONTO (AP) — The starry based-on-a-true-story social-justice tale “Just Mercy” made a powerful impression in…

Ariana Grande Accused of Stealing a Drag Queen’s Likeness After Suing Forever 21 for Trademark Infringement

Arianna Grande recently sued fashion retailer Forever 21 for $10 million claiming the brand launched…

Ariana Grande Sues Forever 21 for $10 Million Over Trademark Infringement

TMZ reports that Pop singer Ariana Grande has filed a lawsuit against Forever 21 over…

The Walt Disney Company to Donate More Than $1 Million to Relief and Recovery Efforts in The Bahamas

BURBANK, Calif. – The Walt Disney Company, led by Disney Cruise Line, has committed more…

[Photos] 2019 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion Rocks One More Time, Despite Hurricane

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The 2019 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion (ATJFR), the “Party…

Review: Cage the Elephant Energizes and Preps Tampa Crowd for Beck with Big Antics

TAMPA (FNN NEWS) - In the midst of hurricane season, Thursday, August 29th turned into a…

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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Universal Orlando Resort Rolls Out New Year’s Eve Celebrations Across the Entire Destination

ORLANDO, Fla. – At Universal Orlando Resort, New Year’s Eve isn’t just another holiday – it’s…

Orlando Mayor Dyer, Commissioner Ortiz Launch Hispanic Heritage Month at City Hall

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - To celebrate the commencement of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September…

Disney: Arnold Palmer’s 90th Birthday

Walt Disney World Resort joined other golf courses and the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation…

“Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” to Make its Highly-Anticipated Debut at Universal Orlando Resort on September 14

Orlando, Fla. – Next week, the all-new light projection experience, “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle,”…

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line's Grand Celebration Turns Into Humanitarian Ship

PALM BEACH, Fla. -  The Grand Celebration, owned and operated by Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, which…