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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.

No stopping Greene County wheel tax increase

Car owners in Greene County are going to have to pay a higher wheel tax, after all. The grassroots effort to stop the increase has fallen short in its tracks. The group didn't collect enough valid signatures.

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Brash brothers: Chris Christie vs. Donald Trump

CNN's Dana Bash looks at Chris Christie vs. Donald Trump, both straight-talking GOP presidential candidates looking to separate themselves from the pack of 2016 contenders.

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Chris Christie announces presidential run

Gov. Chris Christie announces his presidential run.

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Trump's Mexican remarks lead to Chicago protests

Demonstrators protested outside Donald Trump's campaign event in Chicago Monday after the GOP presidential candidate made disparaging remarks about Mexican immigrants.

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Donald Trump: 'I'm giving up millions to run'

Donald Trump talks about his relationship with the other presidential nominees and how much money he is giving up to run for president.

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Obama leads 'Amazing Grace'

President Barack Obama sang "Amazing Grace" while eulogizing the Rev. Clementa Pinckney.

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Obama: Same-sex ruling will strengthen communities

President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court's decision will end many uncertainties for gay couples aren't sure where their marriage is valid.

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Affordable Care Act remains intact on high court ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court voted 6-3 on Thursday in favor of upholding subsidies for millions of Americans who rely on them to help for their health care.

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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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George H.W. Bush through the years

Look back at the life and career of former President George H.W. Bush, who was released from the hospital today.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Wisconsin man threatens to kill President Obama

A criminal complaint and arrest warrant were issued Thursday against a 55-year-old Tomah, Wisconsin man accused of threatening to kill President Barack Obama.

Brian D. Dutcher, 55, allegedly told a security guard at a La Crosse library, "the usurper i...

Bree Newsome

Activist who took down flag OK with jail time

The woman who shimmied up a flagpole at the South Carolina state capitol last week and removed the Confederate battle flag told CNN she has no regrets about doing it, even if she serves time for it.

Bree Newsome, a filmmaker and activist from Charlott...

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Donald Trump's Miss USA back on TV: Reelz channel steps in

Days after the Miss USA pageant was dropped by Univision and NBC, the July 12 event has found a new home on television, the Reelz channel.

Reelz, a relatively obscure cable channel, saw an opportunity to fill the space left by NBC. It says it's helpi...

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Obama touts OT plan in Wisconsin

When President Barack Obama flew into La Crosse, Wisconsin, on Thursday, he was greeted by Gov. Scott Walker, and the two were seen shaking hands and smiling.

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Ex-Va. Sen. Jim Webb announces presidential bid

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb announced Thursday that "after many months of thought, deliberation and discussion" he has decided to run for president of the United States.

In an over 2,000-word blog post, Webb writes that he decided to run because the...

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

Sanders' campaign raises $15M in first quarter

Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign has raised about $15 million since it launched in late April, aides to the campaign told CNN on Thursday.

The aides added that the 400,000 donations came from about 250,000 individual donors.

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