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Mayor reelected, Vice Mayor surprised

There was a surprise when Bristol, Tennessee, held its reorganization meeting like it does in July of every election year. The result wasn't what Vice Mayor Chad Keen had expected.

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Local politicians, groups react to ObamaCare ruling

The Supreme Court upheld nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The ruling preserves health insurance for millions of Americans. Local politicians and groups reacted immediately.

Jeb Bush reportedly in town, talking about coal

Possible presidential candidate Jeb Bush has reportedly spent the past three days in our area, not campaigning but taking part in a secret coal industry retreat.

Suing Tennessee for assisted suicide

Should assisted suicide be legal in Tennessee? A well-known attorney and politician with terminal cancer is suing the state for that right.

Greene Co. election deadline Thursday

Want to run for office in Greeneville? You'd better file soon. Thursday is the deadline to throw your name into the ring for the August 6th municipal election.

Final results, Clark elected new Kingsport mayor

Your votes have been counted. Election results are in for Kingsport, Bristol, and Bluff City. John Clark will be Kingsport's new mayor. Be sure to watch Fox Tri-Cities News at 10 and News 5 WCYB Tonight at 11 for reaction.

(img1)More early voting: Bristol, Kingsport, Bluff City

Sullivan Co. early voting, new locations

Early voting in Sullivan County began on April 29th, and now the voting locations have been expanded.

The Sullivan County election office has opened two more voting locations.

These elections are just for residents of Bristol, Kingsport and Bluff City to elect aldermen, school board members and the Kingsport mayor.

Unicoi County now officially has a property assessor.

Wayne Peterson has the job after the county commission voted five to three.

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Trump aide apologizes for rape comment

A top adviser to Donald Trump apologized for comments he made about marital rape.

President Barack Obama speaking in Ethiopia

Obama: 'I think if I ran I could win, but I can't'

President Barack Obama can't run for re-election next year, but he told African Union delegates in Ethiopia that if he could run again he thinks he could win.

Obama on Huckabee

Obama: Huckabee's Iran comments 'so sad'

President Barack Obama is firing back at the latest criticism of his nuclear deal with Iran.

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Trump tops poll as Huckabee courts controversy

A new poll has Donald Trump on top of the Republican field and it's a different member of his party causing controversy over the weekend.

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Trump doing well in the polls

Despite Donald Trump's often controversial campaign, he's leading a new poll of Republican presidential candidates. He is now drawing criticism for what he said on the campaign trail this weekend.

Obama to Kenya

Kenyans anxious to welcome Obama

President Obama is on his way to a country eager to welcome home the man some call ‘son.’ Obama is flying to Kenya -- his father's homeland -- where he still has family. This will be his first trip as president to the East African nation.

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Boehner: America not safer under Iran deal

Hours before top Obama administration officials began briefing Congress on the classified details of the nuclear accord with Iran, House Speaker John Boehner vowed Republicans would "do everything possible to stop" the agreement.

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George H.W. Bush through the years

Former President George H.W. Bush fell Wednesday, July 15, 2015 while at his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine, breaking a vertebrae in his neck, but it was not a life-threatening injury, according to his spokesman. Look back at the life and career of former President George H.W. Bush.

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Mosul, Iraq

Who is ISIS?

ISIS forces have extended their control around the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. The capture of Syria's ancient city, about 150 miles northeast of Damascus, threatens a UNESCO World Heritage Site described as having "stood at the crossroads of several civilizations," Learn more about the group.

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What to know about Obama's immigration initiative

President Barack Obama's executive actions that would implement major changes to the country's immigration policies suffered a major blow after a federal judge ordered Obama's programs halted Tuesday. Click on to find out more about Obama's proposed changes.

Immigration debate

Immigration in America: A history

With the president set to unveil a major immigration plan tonight, look back at the tumultuous history of this issue in America.

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The women of political sex scandals

From Monica Lewinsky to Sydney Leathers, take a look at the women involved in steamy political sex scandals.

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Things more hated than Congress

What's more hated than Congress in America right now? Not much, but there are a few things.

Immigration protesters

States with the most undocumented immigrants

The immigration debate is heating up again. Find out which states are home to the most undocumented immigrants, according to the latest data available.

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World's most powerful people

Who is the most powerful person in the world? This year's answer may surprise you.

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National Political Coverage

George H. W. Bush

George H.W. Bush tweets hospital update

George H.W. Bush appears to be doing well after his hospitalization at Maine Medical Center earlier this month.

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Senate passes long-term highway plan

The Senate overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan six-year plan for highway, bridge and transit construction on Thursday, the first time such a long-term bill has cleared the chamber since 2005.

It passed 65-34.

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Poll: GOP top tier breaking away, led by Trump

A new poll from Quinnipiac University finds Donald Trump with a significant lead over his closest rivals for the Republican nomination for president, and provides further evidence the field of 16 candidates vying for the GOP nomination has a clear to...

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House approves federal highway bill

The House of Representatives approved a bill extending the federal highway program for three months, giving Congress more time to negotiate an agreement on a longer term deal to pay for road, bridge and transit projects across the country.

The vote w...

Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart on White House meetings: It's not a secret

On Wednesday's "Daily Show" Jon Stewart opened the show with a discussion of his reportedly "secret" White House meetings with President Barack Obama.

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Clinton calls for Cuban embargo to be lifted

Hillary Clinton will call on Congress to lift its longtime trade embargo against Cuba, her campaign said Wednesday.

Clinton, the Democratic presidential frontrunner, will make her case Friday in a speech in Miami, four weeks after President Barack Oba...

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