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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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White House: Cut carbon emissions 32% by 2030

The White House announces a major push for reforms to tackle climate change.

Obama environmental plan

Obama to announce climate change plan

The Obama Administration Monday will unveil a major climate change plan. The announcement is expected to help shape the president's legacy.

Christie on Trump

Christie on Trump: Anybody can do well for a month

Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie weighs in on the staying power of Donald Trump's popularity surge.

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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.

Mike Huckabee at podium

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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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.

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.

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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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

Biden at podium

Can Joe Biden beat Hillary Clinton?

Joe Biden might run for president -- but his own relationships and political chops are the only elements of a campaign he has in place right now.

Amid questions about Hillary Clinton's authenticity, the vice president's aides and associates see his g...

Ted Cruz at NH forum

NH forum offers preview of first GOP debate

Republican presidential candidates vying for their party's nomination hewed to a tight script on Monday during the first field-wide forum of the race, hedging their answers and sidestepping tough questions. Their performances provide a hint of what t...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, January 2015

Senate vote to defund Planned Parenthood fails

The fight over funding for Planned Parenthood shifts to a must-pass government funding measure this fall after a procedural vote in the Senate on legislation that would have barred all federal funds for the group failed on Monday.

The vote was 53-46, ...

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Republican forum begins Monday without Donald Trump

The proverbial elephant of the GOP primary season, Donald Trump, won't be in the room on Monday night as most of his rivals answer questions at a Republican presidential forum in New Hampshire.

Trump's absence is the result of his annoyance with the s...

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Gawker publishes Donald Trump's phone number

Donald Trump just got a taste of his own medicine.

Two weeks after Trump publicized the phone number of Sen. Lindsey Graham, a competing Republican presidential candidate, the Gawker website published what it claimed was the billionaire businessman's ...

Haslam says guns-in-parks bill worth reviewing for clarity

Gov. Bill Haslam says he believes lawmakers should consider reviewing the law that allows handgun carry permit holders to bring firearms to parks, playgrounds and sports fields.

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