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Vaccination: European Commission and World Health Organization join forces to promote the benefits of vaccines

Brussels, Belgium – Today, the European Commission and the World Health Organization (WHO) are co-hosting the world’s first Global Vaccination Summit in Brussels. The aim is to accelerate global action to stop the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases, and advocate against the spread of vaccine misinformation worldwide. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, said: “It is…

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PAHO issues $3.5 million donor appeal for humanitarian health response in the Bahamas

Nassau, Bahamas — The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is requesting an initial US $3.5 million from donors to cover short-term health care and other needs for the population in the Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian. The devastating category 5 storm made landfall exactly one week ago in northwest Bahamas, and severely affected…

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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 its world premiere Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival, drawing an emotional response for the courtroom drama led by Michael B. Jordan’s crusading attorney and Jamie Foxx’s wrongly imprisoned Death Row inmate. “Just Mercy” had been one of the…

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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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‘Hour of darkness’ for Bahamas; 43 dead, with toll to rise

ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — The hurricane death toll is rising in the Bahamas, in what its leader calls “this hour of darkness.” Search and rescue teams were still trying to reach some Bahamian communities isolated by floodwaters and debris Saturday after Hurricane Dorian struck the northern part of the archipelago last Sunday. At least 43…

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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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Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Launches Hurricane Dorian Relief Effort

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla.  – Following Hurricane Dorian’s devastating impact on Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line today announced a two-fold support initiative. As of today, the company is accepting monetary donations online through its partner, Mission Resolve, as well as donated supplies at its Riviera Beach warehouse. “Our hearts go out to all…

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Venice Film Festival opens with debate over Polanski, quotas

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venice International Film Festival got off to a contentious start Wednesday with the festival director and jury president discussing the merits of including a Roman Polanski film and debating the use of quotas to ensure gender parity. At the opening press conference, journalists from around the world pushed Venice Film…

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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

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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

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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…