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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces 66 Appointments and Reappointments to Florida’s Judicial Nominating Commissions

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the following appointments and reappointments to Florida’s Judicial Nominating Commissions: Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission Jeanne T. Tate, of Tampa, is the principal of Jeanne T. Tate, P.A. She received her bachelor’s degree and law degree from the University of Florida. Tate is reappointed from a list…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $40 million Available through Florida Job Growth Grant Fund

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) are accepting economic development project proposals for the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund. $40 million is available to fund job training and public infrastructure projects that support growth and employment in Florida. “We know the importance…

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Four Bills and Vetoes Two Bills

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Thursday, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills: CS/CS/HB 369 – Substance Abuse Services CS/CS/CS/SB 796 – Public Utility Storm Protection Plans CS/CS/CS/HB 1033 – Continuing Care Contracts HB 5303 – Child Support Enforcement Governor Ron DeSantis vetoed the following bills: HB 7067 – Registration Fees HB 7073 – Permit and Inspection Fees For…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Plan to Evaluate Security of Elections Systems in Florida and a Total of $5.1 Million for Election Cybersecurity

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Department of State (DOS) and Florida’s 67 County Supervisors of Elections will engage in a cooperative cybersecurity initiative ahead of the 2020 election. Governor DeSantis is also supporting the redistribution of $2.3 million in unexpended funds to Supervisors of Elections to support their continued…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Holds Roundtable on Timber Recovery with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue held a roundtable discussion at the Florida Governor’s Mansion to discuss the recovery of Florida’s agriculture and timber industry from the impacts of Hurricane Michael. The Governor and Secretary were joined at the roundtable by elected officials and stakeholders from…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Participates in Wreath Laying Ceremony at Yad Vashem, Honors the Memory of Jews Who Perished in the Holocaust

JERUSALEM, Israel – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis led the Florida delegation on a visit to Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. The Governor participated in a wreath laying ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance to honor the memory of the Jewish people who perished during…

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Commissioner Nikki Fried Participates in Ceremonial Israel Cabinet Meeting

Jerusalem, Israel — This morning, Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried joined the other members of the Florida Cabinet for a ceremonial Cabinet meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Israel, symbolizing the strength of Florida’s and the United States’ relationship with Israel. As the first Jewish woman on the Florida Cabinet, Fried shared her personal connection to Israel. She also shared…

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Florida Deploys Team to Assist Oklahoma with Flood Response

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is deploying a team of emergency management personnel to Oklahoma to assist with response to catastrophic flooding. The team will be deployed to Muskogee County Oklahoma where it will assist local operations, as well as assisting the Cherokee Nation, which encompasses…

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CONSUMER ALERT: Imposter Scammers Use Spoofing to Steal SSNs

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley Moody is issuing a Consumer Alert about a new twist on an old scam. Impersonating the Internal Revenue Service is a longstanding tactic used by scammers trying to coerce people to send money or provide sensitive financial information. Now, scammers are using robocalls and spoofing to impersonate the Social Security Administration…

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Rep. Soto’s $14 Billion Medicaid Parity Bill for Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories Passes Committee, One Step Closer Towards Becoming Law

WASHINGTON (FNN NEWS) - On Wednesday, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved…

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Police officer in ‘I can’t breathe’ death won’t be charged

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they won’t bring criminal charges against…

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House Democrats’ racially charged infighting escalates

An all-out racially charged fight within the House Democratic Caucus escalated Saturday when an African…

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Top Puerto Rican officials resign over profanity-laced chat

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced Saturday that his…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

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First Lady Casey DeSantis Holds Listening Session on Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Sanford

SANFORD, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis held a listening session on mental…

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First Lady Casey DeSantis to Make an Announcement at the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office Thursday

SANFORD, Fla. – Florida's First Lady Casey DeSantis will make an announcement at the Seminole…

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Florida's First Lady Casey DeSantis to visit First Coast High School in Jacksonville Monday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.– First Lady Casey DeSantis will visit First Coast High School on Monday, July…

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Getting to Know Orlando Commissioner Regina Hill: “It all started with a park bench.”

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - If I told you it was a park bench that…

FNN SPORTS

  • Only four players in 100 years have won six NFL titles

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Pride Mount Comeback But Fall in Stoppage to Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. - Orlando Pride (2-9-2, 8 points) erased a two-goal deficit, including a 90th-minute equalizer,…

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Orlando Pride to Celebrate World Cup Champions Alex Morgan, Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris on Tuesday Night

ORLANDO, Fla. – After helping lead the U.S. Women’s National Team to its fourth FIFA…

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Joel Smeenge Named No. 24 On Jagaurs All-25

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Former Jaguars DE Joel Smeenge has been named No. 24 on the…

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Daytona International Speedway to Launch Fireworks Extravaganza on Wednesday Night

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway is going to finish its Independence Day holiday…

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Philadelphia Union’s Explosive Plays Rout Orlando City 3-1 at Home

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Orlando City wasted no time upon their return home against…

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It begins: NBA free agency finally starts Sunday

Kawhi Leonard is planning meetings in Los Angeles. Kevin Durant will do the same in…

BUSINESS NEWS

  • FILE In this May 31, 2018, file photo a customer enters the Apple store in New York. Apple on Monday, March 18, 2019, unveiled a new iPad that's thinner and slightly larger than its current entry-level tablet. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
    NEW YORK (AP) - Apple refreshes iPad lineup, with larger entry-level model. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

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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…

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Celebration is Chick-fil-A’s largest, single-day customer appreciation event

ATLANTA, Ga. – Get your cow costumes ready – Chick-fil-A is celebrating its 15th annual…

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[WATCH] Nourishing Biologicals Launches Four-Piece Flagship Product Line

SAINT AUGUSTINE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Nourishing Biologicals, a science-based skin care company created to fight and…

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Getting to Know Sutherlin Nissan Co-Owner “U.S. Marine”

WINTER PARK, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - “U.S. Marine,” the man who owns Sutherlin Nissan, pretty…

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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…

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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…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

  • Oscar-nominated Lebanese film director Nadine Labaki, the 2019 Un Certain Regard President for the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, speaks in a special interview during Kering's "Women In Motion" in Cannes, France May 16, 2019. Photo: Patience Eding/Another Concept Magazine/Florida National News.
    CANNES, France (FNN NEWS) - 2019 Cannes Film Festival: Pioneer Lebanese Oscar-Nominated Director Talks Women in Motion (Photo: Patience Eding/Another Concept Magazine/Florida National News)

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New Orleans Brass Band The Soul Rebels Open For The Rolling Stones!

NEW ORLEANS - In true NOLA spirit, popular brass band The Soul Rebels have shown…

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Disney Skyliner Takes Flight Sept. 29, 2019, at Walt Disney World

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Disney Skyliner will begin carrying guests high above Walt Disney…

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The Super-Busy Person’s Guide to the Top 10 Summer Movies of 2019

ORLANDO (FNN NEWS) - Is the July Florida heat getting to your head? Need something…

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South Korea’s Top 3 Entertainment Companies Face an Intense Month of Scandals

SEOUL, South Korea (FNN NEWS) - South Korea’s top three entertainment companies, YG Entertainment, SM Entertainment,…

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Singer and Songwriter Darius Rucker Visits Walt Disney World Resort

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Singer and songwriter Darius Rucker poses with Woody during his visit…

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‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Will Blow You Away [Spoiler-Free Review]

Netflix hit series Stranger Things has finally released its third season, and it's just as amazing…

LIFESTYLE, TRAVEL & TOURISM

  • “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood” star Brad Pitt is all smiles on the 2019 Cannes Film Festival red carpet for the film's premiere Tuesday, May 21. Photo: Patience Eding/Another Concept Magazine/Florida National News.
    CANNES, France (FNN NEWS) - [PHOTOS] 2019 Cannes Film Festival: ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’ Stars Electrify the Red Carpet (Photo: Patience Eding/Another Concept Magazine/Florida National News)

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Disney Skyliner Takes Flight Sept. 29, 2019, at Walt Disney World

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Disney Skyliner will begin carrying guests high above Walt Disney…

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Before You Go: 5 Powerful Things You Must Know to Conquer College

College life can be rough, especially if you’re in a dorm or moved out on…

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[OPINION] Tampering with Our Food is a Crime!

Thanks to social media, it seems a new fad or trend emerges every other month.…

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Singer and Songwriter Darius Rucker Visits Walt Disney World Resort

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Singer and songwriter Darius Rucker poses with Woody during his visit…

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[OPINION] Why are We Voting on Whether LGBTQ Parents Can Adopt? Let Them.

The debate for LGBTQ+ rights rages on, and whether or not they should be able…

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Celebration is Chick-fil-A’s largest, single-day customer appreciation event

ATLANTA, Ga. – Get your cow costumes ready – Chick-fil-A is celebrating its 15th annual…