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$2.4M spent on TV ads for Tenn. ballot measures

A proposed amendment to the Tennessee Constitution to give lawmakers more power to regulate abortion has caused a flood of television advertising to try to influence voters ahead next month's election.

Sullivan County passes resolution to support abortion amendment

Amendment One is a hot topic leading up to the election in November, and one local government is supporting it.

EARLY VOTE

Early voting starts for Tennessee

Election Day isn't for a few more weeks but early voting starts Wednesday

Deadline here for Virginians to register to vote

Virginians can register at local voter registrar's offices, DMV offices or on the State Department of Elections website

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Prepare to vote in November general election

Prepare to vote in November general election

Voter registration deadline approaches

If you're planning on voting in the November election and haven't registered to vote, the deadline is almost here.

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College campaign registers 1,000 new voters in Tennessee

More than 1,000 Tennesseans registered to vote during a month-long drive on college campuses in September.

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Voter education event

Education preparing voters for November election

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Haslam, Bredesen to talk judicial amendment at UT

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam and his Democratic predecessor, Phil Bredesen, are appearing at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville on Wednesday in support of a proposed constitutional amendment on the merit selection of appeals and Supreme Court judges.

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Ex-Blackwater guards guilty in Iraq killings

A jury in Washington convicts four former Blackwater security guards of killing 17 unarmed Iraqis seven years ago.

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Alaska lawmaker's suicide remarks offend students

Alaska Congressman Don Young took students' breath away during a recent visit to a Wasilla high school. But not for good reasons.

Ben Bradlee interview

Bradlee had his feet firmly on the ground

Legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee discusses what it was like to report the Watergate scandal.

Teens arrested on way to Syria

American teens stopped on their way to Syria

Three teenage girls from a Denver suburb apparently bound for Syria to join extremists after the trio was stopped in Germany, U.S. officials said.

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Voter tells Obama: 'Don't touch my girlfriend'

Casting his ballot in Chicago on Monday, President Barack Obama stood at a voting booth next to Aia Cooper, whose fiancé decided to joke around with the president.

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On camera: Obama votes early in Illinois

President Barack Obama went home to Illinois to cast a ballot ahead of Election Day on Nov. 4.

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Bill Clinton stumps for Dems in Hope

Hope's most famous son -- former President Bill Clinton -- made a quick trip back to his home town Saturday to drum up support for Arkansas’ Democratic candidates.

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America's most political states

Now that midterm election season is upon us, find out which state has the most passionate voters.

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America's most conservative states

More Americans are identifying as conservatives, according to a new poll. Find out what states are most likely to lean Republican.

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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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The reappearance of Kim Jong Un

North Korea tried to end speculation about the health of leader Kim Jong Un by releasing a new batch of photos. But they may have only raised more questions.

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13 top musicians in politics

Check out 13 top musicians who have found themselves in the political spotlight.

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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.

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History's steamiest political sex scandals

Politics has been marred by sex scandals throughout American history. Take a look at some of the steamiest.

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Strange but true campaign slogans

From the wacky to the downright weird, check out these strange but true campaign slogans.

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National Political Coverage

Don Young Alaska high school remarks

Congressman offends high school students

Rep. Don Young has never been known for mincing words, but his comments Tuesday regarding suicide to an Alaska high school took the "breath away" from his audience.

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Utah gun shop stirs controversy with Obama display

A Utah gun shop is prominently displaying a target bearing a resemblance to both President Barack Obama and Osama Bin Laden, and the shop's owner said he hopes the message attached to the target will resonate with those who see it.

New White House fence jumper

White House fence jumper quickly detained

A man who jumped the White House fence Wednesday night suffers from mental problems, and has been arrested there before, according to his father.

Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland, barely made it onto the lawn before he was subdued as he foug...

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Commissioners propose seceding from Florida

Miami-area lawmakers are proposing adding a 51st star to the American flag.

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Washington monitoring Canada shootings

Washington -- one of the world's most secure cities -- is reacting cautiously following the attacks at Canada's Parliament Hill.

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Obama calls, thanks Dallas hospital workers

President Barack Obama on Wednesday thanked health care workers at the hospital in Dallas where a patient died of Ebola and two nurses became infected with the virus earlier this month.

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