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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.

Man receives Purple Heart 47 years later

One of the military's most distinguished honors - given to those wounded or killed in the line of duty - is the Purple Heart.

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Erwin continues liquor store discussion

People in Erwin voted in this past election to allow liquor by the drink and liquor stores in the town, but the Board of Mayor and Aldermen still has a few details to discuss.

Wheel tax passes in Greene County

 It will cost more to own a vehicle in Greene County now the commission has passed a $35 wheel tax increase. The final vote was 17 to 3, with one commissioner absent.

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Sheriff Fred Newman to seek another term in office

Long-time Washington County, Virginia Sheriff Fred Newman hopes to stay in office another four years.

Parham first to sign petition for mayoral run in 2015

Back in November, Alderman Tom Parham was the first to pick up a petition to run for mayor of Kingsport in the 2015 election. Monday, he was also the first to turn it in.

Bud Hulsey pushing for change in DUI bill

A well-known businessman lost his life when he was hit by a man charged with driving drunk.

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Netanyahu: Deal won't stop Iran from getting bomb

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tuesday that a proposed deal between world powers and Iran would not stop Tehran getting nuclear weapons.

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Netanyahu to speak to Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint session of U.S. Congress Tuesday at the invitation of Speaker John Boehner. Netanyahu is expected to use the speech to criticize ongoing negotiations between six world powers and Iran over sanctions used to curb Iran's nuclear program.

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Netanyahu appears before AIPAC

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Monday to talk about his country's national security.

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The Israeli leader argued that proposed deal in an address to Congress on Tuesday, against the wishes of the White House, at the invitation of GOP House Speaker John Boehner.

Netanyahu: 'I appreciate Obama's actions'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he is deeply grateful for everything President Obama has done for his country.

Sen. Rand Paul addresses CPAC

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEB. 27: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) addresses the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Feb. 27, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Conservative activists attended the annual political conference to discuss their agenda.

CPAC one-liners, zingers and flops

Homeland Security shutdown avoided

Congress approves funding for Homeland Security Department

With a vote of 357-60, the U.S. House of Representatives decided to fund the Department of Homeland Security for a week.

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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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14 Memorable State of the Union moments

As President Barack Obama prepares to deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday night, look back at some of the memorable moments in State of the Union addresses through the years.

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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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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

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McConnell wants to fast-track Iran bill

A bill that would give the Senate sign-off on an international agreement with Iran over its nuclear program will be on the Senate floor next week, despite objections from Democrats.

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House clears DHS bill for Obama

The U.S. House passed a bill Tuesday to fund the Department of Homeland Security through September, averting a partial shutdown of the department.

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Relationship gets worse for Obama, Netanyahu

U.S. presidents and Israeli prime ministers, however sharply they disagree, simply do not take public pot shots at one another for the world to see. Until now.

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Report: Shots fired near NSA in Maryland

A reported shooting on a Maryland highway may have caused damage to a nearby National Security Agency building, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

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Team Clinton: 'Nothing nefarious' at State

Hillary Clinton's office said "nothing nefarious was at play" when the former secretary of state used her personal email address, rather than one provided by the State Department, during her four years as America's top diplomat.

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Netanyahu: Deal will enable Iran nukes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tuesday that a proposed agreement between world powers and Iran was "a bad deal" that would not stop Tehran from getting nuclear weapons -- but would rather pave its way to getting lots of them and lea...

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