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Virginia ELECTION RESULTS: November 3, 2015

Click here to see the November 2015 Virginia election results. They're updated LIVE as they come into the News 5 WCYB newsroom.

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Police driver acquitted of all charges in Freddie Gray death

A judge acquitted a police van driver of all charges including "depraved-heart" murder on Thursday in the death of 25-year-old arrestee Freddie Gray.

Republican PAC awards Tennessee Senate Speaker Ramsey

Ramsey was elected to the Tennessee Senate in 1996.

Abingdon Town Council controversy over bond voting

Residents hoped newly elected council members would have a voice in last night's $10 million sports complex bond approval vote.

Manning, Spurrier debut on College Hall of Fame ballot

Peyton Manning, Marshall Faulk and Steve Spurrier will be on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot this year for the first time.

No Republican nominee for Unicoi County assessor of property

The Unicoi County Republican Party Executive Committee decided not to nominate anyone for the position of assessor of property. That decision comes after one of the most confusing elections in the county's history.

Meet the candidates running for Ramsey's state senate seat

The contest for Ron Ramsey's state senate seat is heating up. After nearly a dozen expressed interest and picked up paperwork, last month, just four candidates remain.

These candidates have a lot in common. All four tout themselves as conservatives, have served in the military, and live in Sullivan County.

Meeting date to determine GOP nominee for Unicoi Co Property Assessor set

The decision was put on hold back on March 18 because two out of the three candidates on the primary ballot died before votes were cast.

Newcomers prepare to take seats on Abingdon town council

There were some close races on Tuesday night as Virginians voted for local leaders. And the race for Abingdon town council was one of the most controversial.

Both people who won are newcomers. Wayne Craig and Cindy Patterson said they were shocked to have edged out incumbents, Mayor Ed Morgan and Jayne Deuhring.


Tight race for Grundy Mayor

This is one of the first times a tie vote has happened in Grundy, so the electoral board turned to state law to figure out what to do.


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Turkey eyes immigration, EU’s future after Brexit

Anxiety about what comes after the Brexit vote isn't limited to Europe. Turkey is also concerned about its relationship with Great Britain and its chances of joining the European Union.

Panama canal expansion

Panama Canal expansion set to open

The $5.25 billion expansion to the Panama Canal is set to open Sunday. The drop in world oil prices, the slowdown in China and other factors are affecting traffic and income at the canal, but the expansion will allow larger ships to pass, increasing efficiency.

Brexit results

Wall Street, Washington react to Brexit

Wall Street and Washington react to the U.K.'s historic vote to leave the E.U.


Brexit vote: US markets plummet

The U.S. markets plummet following the U.K.'s vote to leave the European Union.


Sanders: Vote likely going to Clinton

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says in all likelihood the nomination will go to Hillary Clinton.


Obama: Immigration ruling is 'heartbreaking'

President Obama expresses frustration after the U.S. Supreme Court announced Thursday it was evenly divided in a case concerning his controversial executive actions on immigration.

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Democrats continue House floor sit-in

House Democrats are discussing possibly staying on the floor through Friday as they continue their push for gun control legislation. Wednesday's late drama on Capitol Hill came in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Photo Galleries

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Notable presidential endorsements of 2016

Oprah Winfrey endorsed Hillary Clinton on June 15. Take a look at other notable endorsements as Republican and Democratic candidates battle for presidential nominations.

George H. W. Bush

George H.W. Bush through the years

With former President George H.W. Bush celebrating his 92nd birthday on Sunday, take a look back at his life and career.

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Feuds between politicians, musicians

Queen is the latest act to express their displeasure at a political candidate using their music without permission. Click through for more on that and other kerfuffles between politicians and musicians.

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Female world leaders currently in power

Hillary Clinton may be making history as the first female presumptive U.S. presidential nominee of a major party, but many other countries got there first.

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Hillary Clinton through the years

Take a look back at the former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state through the years.

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Protesters, supporters clash at Trump events

As Donald Trump has emerged as the front-runner of the Republican presidential candidates, increasingly violent protests and demonstrations have plagued his campaign events across the country.

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Democrats focus on Kentucky, Oregon primaries

Two states are holding presidential primaries Tuesday, May 17: Oregon and Kentucky.  

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8 hated things more popular than Donald Trump

Despite being the presumptive GOP nominee for president, Donald Trump remains quite unpopular, even among many Republicans. But just how unpopular is he really?


National Political Coverage

Bob McDonnell sentenced to prison

Supreme Court vacates former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's conviction

The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously threw out the conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.

The 8-0 decision leaves open the possibility McDonnell can be retried, but his current conviction is vacated.

McDonnell, once a rising star in Repub...

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Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion law

In a dramatic ruling, the Supreme Court on Monday threw out a Texas abortion access law in a victory to supporters of abortion rights who argued it would have shuttered all but a handful of clinics in the state.

The 5-3 ruling is the most significant ...

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Elizabeth Warren joins Hillary Clinton on trail

Elizabeth Warren unleashed a blistering attack against Donald Trump Monday in her debut on the 2016 campaign trail as one of Hillary Clinton's top surrogates.

Highlighting sharp contrasts between Clinton -- whom Warren endorsed earlier this month -- ...

Supreme Court

SCOTUS sides against Maine man in gun ownership case

The Supreme Court ruled Monday against a Maine resident who argued he should not have been stripped of his ability to possess a firearm despite a prior domestic violence charge in state court.

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Trump to give policy speech in Pennsylvania

Donald Trump will give a economic policy speech in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, his campaign announced Monday.

Trump's address -- titled "Declaring American Economic Independence" -- in Monessen will be his first appearance on the campaign trail since hi...

Isaac Lee, Univision

Isaac Lee: Trump has 'gone too far' to regain Hispanic vote

Donald Trump has doomed his candidacy by promoting a "speech of hate and divisiveness," irrevocably alienating himself from the vast majority of Hispanic voters, according to one of America's top Hispanic news executives.

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