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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 available to more than 30,000 Medicare-eligible retirees participating in the State Group Health Insurance Program starting in 2020. The new choices are Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug (MA-PD) plans, which combine the benefits of Medicare and prescription drug coverage into…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces New VISIT FLORIDA Eco and Sustainable Travel Hub

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, in an effort to promote tourism and visitation to the Sunshine State, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the launch of a new VISIT FLORIDA eco-friendly travel hub on VISITFLORIDA.com. The hub features tips and resources for green, sustainable travel throughout the state. Visitors can find information about environmentally friendly attractions, activities, dining,…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Thanks U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for Breaking the Deadlock Regarding the Release of Funds for Florida Communities Impacted by Hurricanes Hermine, Matthew and Irma

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis applauded the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for clearing the issues surrounding the release of up to $633 million in funding for mitigation efforts for communities impacted by Hurricanes Hermine, Matthew and Irma. The funding will come to the state through the Community Development Block…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Michelle Branham to the Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Committee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Michelle Branham to the Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Committee. Michelle Branham Branham, of Jacksonville Beach, is vice president of public policy for the Alzheimer’s Association. She currently serves as co-chair of the State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) Priority 9 and the Trust for America’s Health…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Steven Hudson and Rodney Barreto to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. “I am pleased to appoint Steven Hudson and Rodney Barreto to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to help advance our state’s conservation mission and help preserve Florida’s natural resources for…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Reappoints Two to the Tallahassee Community College District Board of Trustees

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reappointments of Karen Moore and Eric Grant to the Tallahassee Community College District Board of Trustees. Karen Moore Moore, of Tallahassee, is the chief executive officer of Moore, Inc., a national integrated communications firm. Moore has served as a Tallahassee Community College Trustee since 2007. She…

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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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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

  • blink-182 and Lil Wayne (center) launch their North American Tour June 27, 2019. Photo: Live Nation.
    LOS ANGELES (FNN NEWS) - blink-182 and Lil Wayne Join Forces for Co-Headlining Summer Tour

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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

  • UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Cinematic Horror Icons Come to Life in All-New “Universal Monsters” Mazes at Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights”

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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…