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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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Six takeaways from the NRA convention

A pack of 2016 Republicans made their pitch for president Friday before the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Nashville.

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.

Greene County roads need fixing, no money in budget

Harsh winter weather created road problems throughout Greene County, but the holes in the road aren't the only thing causing issues - it's the money to fix them that isn't there.

Carter County election office moving to old 911 center

An empty building in Carter County will soon be remodeled and back open for county workers. Moving the election commission to the old 911 center could get more people to come out and vote.

Francis predicts he won't be pope for long

It's two years since Pope Francis' surprise election and he used the occasion to predict he won't be pope for long.

Hundreds sign petitions to send wheel tax to public vote

Hundreds of people are petitioning against a Greene County wheel tax hike but county leaders say taxes will go up no matter what.

Kingsport Alderman announces candidacy for mayor

The race for Kingsport mayor is off and running, and another candidate has put his name in the hat.

Possible 2016 presidential candidate coming to the Tri-Cities

One of the Republican Party's biggest names is making two stops in the Tri-Cities this week.

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Huckabee joins growing field of GOP candidates

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee announces he's running for president, joining a large group of Republican candidates.

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Huckabee to join GOP sweepstakes

Eighteen months before Election Day, the Republican presidential field is growing by leaps and bounds. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee throws his hat into the ring today in Hope, Arkansas, one day after Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina declared their intention to seek the Republican presidential nomination.

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Waitress gives Kansas gov. something to chew on

Topeka waitress Chloe Hough waited on Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback when he ate at Boss Hawg’s Barbeque. Hough, whose family has been affected by Brownback’s education budget cuts, wrote on the tip line of the bill “tip the schools” rather than tip her. The photo has gone viral.

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Supreme Court to hear gay marriage arguments

The debate over same-sex marriage moves to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, where justices will hear arguments about whether there's a constitutional right to such unions nationwide.

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Loretta Lynch sworn in as US attorney general

Loretta Lynch becomes the first African-American woman to be U.S. attorney general. She was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden on Monday.

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SNL comedian skewers all at gathering of Washington politicos

"Saturday Night Live" comedian Cecily Strong delivered a long string of political one-liners at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, sparing no one.

Obama uses 'anger translator' for White House Correspondents Dinner monologue

President Obama uses 'anger translator' during WHCD monologue

President Obama used 'anger translator' comedian Keegan-Michael Key to help him deliver his White House Correspondents Dinner monologue.

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Who is ISIS?

Signs are emerging that a combination of coalition airstrikes and more assertive Iraqi and Kurdish forces are forcing ISIS to change its behavior. 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

Mitch McConnell

McConnell moves to shut down Rubio, Cotton over Iran bill

Brushing aside attempts by two fellow Republicans senators to add controversial changes to the Iran nuclear bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moved Tuesday to cut off debate on the bill prematurely in order to prevent votes on those so-cal...

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Clinton calls for full citizenship path

Hillary Clinton is inviting -- and practically baiting -- Republican presidential contenders into a battle over immigration.

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Congress' first day included several awkward moments that caused a raucous on social media.

Senate moves forward with GOP budget proposal

The Senate on Tuesday passed a Republican-backed budget blueprint that boosts defense spending while cutting $5 trillion in spending, largely on social programs, to balance the budget in a decade.

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Huckabee running for another White House bid

Mike Huckabee launched his second presidential bid here Tuesday, casting himself as a guy with small town roots who can relate to the economic and security concerns of average American families.

"I truly am from Hope to higher ground," Huckabee told ...

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Obama 'heartbroken' about Dave Goldberg

Add President Obama to the list of prominent people offering kind words about Dave Goldberg.

The president on the White House's Facebook page drafted touching memories of the late SurveyMonkey CEO and husband of Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg.

"Dav...

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WH: Texas shooting was terror attack attempt

A shooting attack at a cartoon contest in Texas over the weekend was an attempted act of terrorism, the White House said Tuesday, but added that it was too early for American intelligence to link the culprits to ISIS, also known as ISIL.

"At this poin...

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