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Naturalized U.S. citizen can now vote for husband

The U.S. gained 13 new citizens Thursday following a Naturalization Ceremony in Abingdon. News 5's Emily Carrier met one new citizen who says she's excited to vote in her first U.S. election, for a special person.

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'In God We Trust' on Lee County Sheriff Cars Causing Controversy

You see the saying on our dollar bills and on the side of courthouses. Now, you’ll also see the phrase, “In God We Trust,” on the back of Lee County sheriff cars.

2014 Elections

Election Day Thursday for voters in Greeneville

Thursday will be Election Day in the town of Greeneville. Voters will elect a water commissioner at large, a school board member in the 1st Ward, and two aldermen in the 1st Ward.

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.

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Frontrunners on the ropes in Iowa

The latest poll in Iowa shows the leads slipping even more for the Republican and Democratic frontrunners. Ben Carson and Sen. Bernie Sanders are gaining ground.

Michigan trooper dragged several miles

Michigan trooper dragged to death

Michigan State Police Trooper Chad Wolf died after being dragged several miles by an unwitting driver.

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New Orleans still healing 10 years after Katrina

It's been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina forever changed the city of New Orleans. President Obama touted recovery efforts on Thursday but concedes more work remains.

Caltrans

California State Auditor finds $4 million in waste

The California State Auditor has found more than $4 million in waste at more than half a dozen state agencies.

Univision reporter Ramos

Trump to reporter: 'Go back to Univision'

A Univision reporter was escorted out of a Donald Trump press conference.

Trump in Dubuque

Trump boots Univision anchor from press conference

What Donald Trump said in Dubuque, Iowa, on Tuesday may have been important, but it was drowned out by the ejection of Univision anchor Jorge Ramos from a press conference when Ramos wouldn’t wait his turn to ask a question.

Reporter thrown out blurb

Reporter thrown out of Trump event

An anchor for Univision was thrown out of a Donald Trump news conference in Iowa Tuesday after the candidate said he was speaking out of turn. He was later allowed back in to ask his question.

Photo Galleries

Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation Proclamation

On this day: August 16

Politics get ugly on the White House lawn, Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation, the Bambino and The King both die, and the Beatles find a new drummer, all on this day.

Jimmy Carter blurb

Jimmy Carter through the years

Former President Jimmy Carter has cancer that has spread from his liver to other parts of his body, he announced Wednesday. Take a look the life and career of the 39th president of United States.

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Mosul, Iraq

Who is ISIS?

In August 2015, a young couple was accused of conspiring and attempting to provide material support and resources to ISIS. Read more about ISIS in the news, and learn more about the group.

President Barack Obama

How presidents have aged while in office

There's a saying that presidents age twice as fast while in office. If that's true, be sure to wish President Barack Obama a happy 54th birthday on Tuesday and then see how he and other presidents have aged while in office.

Bush blurb

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.

Barack Obama

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.

Monica Lewinsky

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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National Political Coverage

Mount McKinley

Why Ohio pols don't want McKinley renamed

Ohio lawmakers are knocking President Barack Obama's decision to pull home-state legend William McKinley's name from the highest peak in America and rename it "Denali."

Obama said Sunday he would use his executive authority to rename the peak after it...

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U.S. Supreme Court: Ex-Virginia gov to remain free for now

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will not have to go to prison while the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether to consider his appeal of his public corruption convictions.

Bear Grylls

Obama to appear with Bear Grylls on survival show

While on his three-day trip to Alaska -- aimed at promoting climate change action -- President Barack Obama will tape an episode of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls," NBC and the White House announced Monday.

Wisc Gov Scott Walker

Scott Walker

Jerry Kilgore joining Scott Walker's presidential campaign

A former Virginia attorney general from Scott County is coming out for Scott Walker in the Republican presidential race.

Cheney Interview

Cheney calls Clinton e-mail handling 'sloppy'

In a wide-ranging interview, former Vice President Dick Cheney described how former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton handled her email by using a private server as "sloppy and unprofessional."

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Walker: U.S.-Canada wall a 'legitimate' idea

It's not just the southern border: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says it's "legitimate" to discuss building a wall separating the United States from Canada, as well.

The Republican presidential contender said the idea of a northern border has come up w...

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