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Click here for November 2014 election results

Click here for the November 2014 election results, updated live as they come into the newsroom.

Herring to run for re-election as Virginia attorney general

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says he will seek another four-year term as the state's top attorney. The Democrat was widely considered to be a likely candidate for governor in 2017.

Naturalized U.S. citizen can now vote for husband

The U.S. gained 13 new citizens Thursday following a Naturalization Ceremony in Abingdon. News 5's Emily Carrier met one new citizen who says she's excited to vote in her first U.S. election, for a special person.

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'In God We Trust' on Lee County Sheriff Cars Causing Controversy

You see the saying on our dollar bills and on the side of courthouses. Now, you’ll also see the phrase, “In God We Trust,” on the back of Lee County sheriff cars.

2014 Elections

Election Day Thursday for voters in Greeneville

Thursday will be Election Day in the town of Greeneville. Voters will elect a water commissioner at large, a school board member in the 1st Ward, and two aldermen in the 1st Ward.

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.


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Trump: 'I have signed the pledge'

Donald Trump met privately with a Republican National Committee leader on Thursday, later declaring he signed a loyalty pledge, promising to support the party's eventual nominee and that won't run as a third party candidate.

Rahm Emanuel handshake

Man snubs Rahm Emanuel handshake

A man at a budget hearing snubs Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s handshake offer.

Obama busts a move

President busts a move with Alaska students

President Barack Obama dances with middle school kids in Alaska on Wednesday.

Kentucky clerk denying licenses

Ky. clerk says she's acting under 'God's authority'

Same-sex couple challenges Kentucky county clerk on her refusal to issue marriage licenses despite Supreme Court order.

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Obama: Climate change is real

President Barack Obama, visiting Alaska, condemns those who deny the effects of climate change.

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Kanye West for president?

When Kanye West got onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards and said he'd decided on a presidential run, it had imaginations running wild. How about west vs. Trump?

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Donald the dragon slayer billboard creator comes forward

A man behind a Donald Trump billboard says the American people have grown timid in the face of government agencies.

Photo Galleries

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.

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Mosul, Iraq

Who is ISIS?

In August 2015, a young couple was accused of conspiring and attempting to provide material support and resources to ISIS. Read more about ISIS in the news, and learn more about the group.

President Barack Obama

How presidents have aged while in office

There's a saying that presidents age twice as fast while in office. If that's true, be sure to wish President Barack Obama a happy 54th birthday on Tuesday and then see how he and other presidents have aged while in office.

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.

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.


National Political Coverage

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Trump slams questions about terror leaders

Donald Trump said Thursday he believes getting asked about the heads of major terrorist organizations amounts to a "gotcha question."

Trump, the front-runner for the GOP nomination, blasted conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt in an interview and said ...

Ted Cruz

In 2016, Ted Cruz dreams of a 2012 replay

Ted Cruz's team thinks they already beat Jeb Bush -- three years ago.

That's when Cruz, a young lawyer with a thin resume but political talent, elbowed his way through a crowded field with just enough cash and just enough endorsements to topple an est...

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Biden: Family biggest factor in 2016 decision

Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that he "would not hesitate" to run for president if he concludes that he can launch a "viable" campaign and that his family can make it through a presidential bid following the recent death of his son.

"If I can...

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Bush vows to 'fight back' against Trump

A fiery Jeb Bush ramped up his rhetoric against presidential rival Donald Trump Thursday night in yet another show of force as the former Florida governor changes tactics to go after the Republican front-runner.

Taking questions from voters at a Veter...

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Trump signs RNC loyalty pledge

Donald Trump has signed the pledge.

The Republican presidential front-runner met privately with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus Thursday afternoon, and soon after, came out to the lobby of Trump Tower to declare that he has sign...

Ex-major leaguer tweeted about Muslim extremists and Nazis

ESPN benches Curt Schilling for the rest of MLB season

Curt Schilling's suspension from helping ESPN broadcast the Little League World Series was extended Thursday to include the big leagues.

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