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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.

Greene County could see a new "charter" form of government

A new form of government could be coming to one Northeast Tennessee county. The option to adopt a charter form of government in Greene County is on the August ballot for residents to decide.

Governor's executive order argued before Virginia Supreme Court

The voting rights of many in our area are at stake as a controversial executive order is in front of the Virginia Supreme Court.

Heightened security for Republican National Convention

Recent events involving police have put safety fears at the forefront of the agenda at the Republican National Convention. Security is on high alert in Cleveland, much more than previous conventions.

Early voting begins for Tennessee's August election

Early voting is officially underway for the August 4th election in Tennessee.

Early voting begins in Tennessee

Early voting for the county general and state primary elections continues through July 30. The election is set for August 4.

Newly appointed Bristol, Tenn. mayor running for state legislature seat

News 5 spoke to Chad Keen who was appointed mayor of Bristol, Tennessee at the start of the month.

Tennessee voter registration deadline approaching

The statewide deadline to register is Tuesday, July 5.


Roe announces re-election campaign

If re-elected, this will be Roe's fifth term as a US representative for Tennessee's first district. Roe said his campaign will focus on several issues including education, healthcare and national security.

Abingdon Town Council controversy over bond voting

Residents hoped newly elected council members would have a voice in last night's $10 million sports complex bond approval vote.


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Michelle Obama owns first night of DNC

The Democratic National Convention may be Hillary Clinton's nomination party, but the opening night belonged to Michelle Obama.

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Bernie supporters are vocal at DNC

Sanders protesters say they will be out all week in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention. Meanwhile, party leaders hope to get past an email leak that already forced DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to step down.

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Democrats call for unity on 1st day of DNC

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was the prime time speaker on the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The crowd roared for him and the other speakers as they made their case to unify under Hillary Clinton.

Bernie Sanders DNC speech

Sanders says his, Clinton's campaigns have come together

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said in his speech at the Democratic National Convention on Monday night that despite disagreements, "there was a significant coming together between the two campaigns."

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Michelle Obama speaks on hateful language

First Lady Michelle Obama said in her speech at the Democratic National Convention, "when they go low, we go high."

Paul Simon sings at DNC

Paul Simon performs 'Bridge Over Troubled Waters' at DNC

Paul Simon performed "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" on the first day of the Democratic National Convention as the crowd joined hands and sang along.

Sen Warren on Trump at DNC

Sen. Warren calls Trump campaign 'infomercial'

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren blasted Donald Trump's campaign at the DNC in a speech referring to it as a "late-night Trump infomercial."

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Protests at Democratic National Convention

As top DFL officials try to unify the party behind presumptive candidate Hillary Clinton, protesters and activists are demonstrating throughout Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention.

Eva Longoria at DNC

Celebs converge on Philly for DNC

A star-studded list of speakers, performers and attendees have descended upon Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention this week. Here are some of the most noteworthy attendees:

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DNC 2016: Convention Speakers

A mix of high-profile politicians, celebrities and community activists are scheduled to speak during the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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Feuds between politicians, musicians

The estate of George Harrison expressed its displeasure that a political candidate used his music without permission. Click through for more on that and other kerfuffles between politicians and musicians.

Trump air-kisses Pence

2016 Republican National Convention

The 2016 Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, wrapped up Thursday, July 22, with Donald Trump becoming the Republican presidential nominee.

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Protesters hit Cleveland streets for 2016 RNC

Just as many of the GOP's biggest names will be gathering in Cleveland this week for the 2016 Republican National Convention, so too will protesters and demonstrators of all stripes.

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RNC: Politics meets fashion

Political leaders and entertainers aren't the only ones getting attention at the Republican National Convention. Take a peek at the looks delegates and other participants are sporting at the Quicken Loans Arena.

RNC Stage

As the Republican National Convention gets underway in Cleveland, Ohio, details are emerging about who is scheduled to speak during the four-day convention. Take a look at who will be taking the stage at Quickens Loan Arena this week, according to CNN.

RNC 2016: Convention Speakers

As the Republican National Convention gets underway in Cleveland, Ohio, details are emerging about who is scheduled to speak during the four-day convention. Take a look at who will be taking the stage at Quickens Loan Arena this week, according to CNN.


National Political Coverage

Michelle Obama DNC dress

The politics behind Obama's Christian Siriano dress

Even the fashion choices of speakers have become political at the national party conventions.

Sanders, Clinton Miami debate

Camps in talks for Sanders to nominate Clinton

Bernie Sanders may propose Hillary Clinton's nomination Tuesday evening, as part of a last-minute deal being hammered out by the two camps as they seek party unity amid a chaotic convention in Philadelphia.

The Sanders campaign is asking the Democrati...

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Conservatives, liberals and celebrities praise Michelle Obama's speech

Politicians across party lines, celebrities and activists praised Michelle Obama for her Democratic National Convention speech, with some saying the remarks "embodied everything that is great about America."

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Indiana GOP taps Holcomb to replace Pence

Indiana Republicans have chosen the state's lieutenant governor, Eric Holcomb, to replace vice presidential nominee Mike Pence on the ballot in the state's competitive gubernatorial race this fall.

Susan Sarandon at 2016 Democratic National Convention

How Susan Sarandon became a DNC GIF

Susan Sarandon really did have the worst time Monday night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Michelle Obama, DNC speech

Democrats draw 26 million viewers, beating Republicans

The Democrats are ahead of the Republicans in the convention ratings race.

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