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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.

UT report lays out options for boosting road funding

A new University of Tennessee study is laying out some options for the state to boost its funding for road projects, ranging from charging drivers by the mile to tapping the state's general fund for new money.

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Newman, Cumbow celebrate victories

Emotions were running high in Washington County, Virginia Tuesday night.

Voters heading to polls across Virginia until 7pm closing

It's Election Day in Virginia. Voters are headed to the polls across the commonwealth. The state races in our area are all uncontested, but others across the state could sway control of the state legislature. Polls are open until 7pm.

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Polls closed in Virginia election with state Senate at stake

Polls have closed in Virginia, capping a hard-fought and expensive election season that will determine which party controls the state Senate.


Fred Thompson Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of actor and former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson.

Personal: Birth date: August 19, 1942

Death date: November 1, 2015

Birth place: Sheffield, Alabama

Birth name: Freddie Dalton Thompson

Father: Fletcher Thompson, a car salesman


Fred Thompson remembered by Ramsey, others

People from the political and entertainment worlds are coming together to remember former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, who passed away Sunday after a long battle with lymphoma.

A challenge, getting young voters to the polls

Election day in Virginia is less than one week away, and voter registrar's offices have been busy getting voters signed up.    

In-person absentee voting this Saturday and next in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Elections says all election offices in the state will be open for in-person absentee ballot voting Saturday.

Second reading of Johnson City re-zoning plan passes; Stout on becoming mayor

More student housing may be coming to Johnson City. 

Commissioners voted in favor of the second reading of the rezoning plan to build more student housing just a few miles from ETSU. 

News 5 also talked to vice mayor Clayton Stout who said he does plan to step up and fill the position once mayor Ralph Van Brocklin steps down. 


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Man arrested after jumping White House fence

Charges are pending after a man jumped over a White House fence Thursday afternoon. It happened as the president and the first family was inside the white house.

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Argentine president-elect dances after runoff win

Argentine president-elect Mauricio Macri couldn't help himself when he won he defeated Daniel Scioli in a runoff election. He just had to dance.

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Protester describes violent confrontation at Trump event

The Black Lives Matter activist who protested at Donald Trump's campaign rally on Saturday said the half-dozen white attendees who shoved, tackled, punched and kicked him also flung racial epithets his way.

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Carson compares some refugees to rabid dogs

Ben Carson on Thursday compared safeguarding Americans from Islamic terrorists who may sneak into the country as refugees to parents protecting their children from rabid dogs.

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Clinton reveals 3-point plan to defeat ISIS

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton calls for more allied planes, more airstrikes and a "broader target set" -- though no large-scale mobilization of U.S. ground troops -- to combat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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Feuds between politicians, musicians

On Nov. 19, Survivor guitarist Frankie Sullivan, co-writer of "Eye of the Tiger," filed suit against Mike Huckabee for using the song without first getting permission. Click through for more kerfuffles between politicians and musicians.

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Who is ISIS?

ISIS-affiliated attackers killed at least 129 people in Paris Friday in coordinated attacks at six locations throughout the city. The attacks set off police raids, arrests and other detentions in France, airstrikes in Syria against ISIS and condemnation around the world. Here's more info on ISIS and a timeline of ISIS-related incidents.

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World's most powerful people

Forbes has released the 2015 edition of its annual ranking of the world's most powerful people. Take a look at who topped this year's list.

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Hillary Clinton through the years

With Hillary Rodham Clinton celebrating her 68th birthday on Monday, take a look back at the former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state through the years.

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Sanders, Clinton dominate Dems debate

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders dominated the stage at their first debate Tuesday night.

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The Nobel Prize: Fast facts

As more of this year's Nobel Prize winners are revealed, find out more about the 103-year-old awards for physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, economics and peace.

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.

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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.


National Political Coverage

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2016 candidates buy in on #BlackFriday

In the heat of the presidential primaries, when every dollar counts, Black Friday deals aren't just for retailers.

On the biggest shopping weekend of the year, several candidates were looking to capitalize by offering deals in their online stores -- w...

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Trump faces challenge on NH eligibility

A complaint alleging Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is not eligible to be on the New Hampshire primary ballot was dismissed Tuesday.

Former state party chairman Fergus Cullen, who has been an outspoken critic of Trump's, appeared i...

Education advocacy group pushes for Tennessee vouchers

A leading advocacy group for the creation of a school voucher program in Tennessee says it will renew efforts to pass a proposal in the next legislative session.

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Donald Trump denies mocking reporter's disability

The New York Times is angry that Donald Trump appeared to mock one of its reporters who has a physical disability, but the candidate denied Thursday that he was mimicking the reporter.

Trump accused the reporter of "using his disability to grandstand....

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White House fence jumper detained

A man is in custody after jumping over a White House fence while the first family was inside celebrating Thanksgiving, officials said.

Joseph Caputo scaled a fence on the North Lawn at 2:45 p.m., according to Secret Service spokesperson Robert Hoback...

President Obama's Thanksgiving address

Obama calls troops, offers refugees welcome on Thanksgiving

President Barack Obama issued a Thanksgiving address welcoming refugees on Thursday and spent part of his holiday calling troops to thank them for their service.

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