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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.

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.

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Harry Reid: 'I'm not running for re-election'

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid releases a video on Friday saying he won't seek reelection in 2016.

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Bergdahl saga still not over

The night Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his post in the summer of 2009, he was 23 years old.

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Indiana businesses: We’re open for everyone

Indiana's religious freedom bill is on its way to the governor's desk. Businesses across the state are reacting by advertising that they’re open to everyone regardless of sexual orientation.

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Obama makes major Afghanistan announcement

President Barack Obama made a major announcement today in Washington relating to troop levels in Afghanistan.

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Health care controversy hits Cruz

Ted Cruz says that he will sign up for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act -- a law he has been on a crusade to kill.

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Ted Cruz officially launches campaign

The first high profile candidate for the 2016 election – GOP Sen. Ted Cruz – has officially launched his campaign.

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Cruz: 'I'm running for president'

While speaking in Lynchburg, Virginia, Sen. Ted Cruz announces he is running for president in 2016.

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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

Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio (Republican) -- The freshman senator is considered an extremely attractive presidential hopeful with foreign policy experience. A leading Hispanic conservative, the Cuban-American appeals to Republicans reeling from a disastrous showing in the Latino vote.

Rubio planning mid-April announcement

Sen. Marco Rubio is planning a major announcement for mid-April in Miami, sources tell CNN, with that announcement likely to be the launch of his presidential campaign.

Elizabeth Warren testimony

These people are REALLY ready for Warren

Ground zero for the grassroots effort here to persuade Elizabeth Warren to run for president is headquartered in a small office park where a yard sign taped to a door is the only marker of the activity inside.

One recent weekday afternoon, about 20 vo...

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Clinton deleted all mail from personal server

Hillary Clinton permanently deleted all the emails on the private server she used to do official business as secretary of state, the Republican lawmaker who subpoenaed the emails said late Friday.

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Harry Reid, Senate minority leader, to retire

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Friday he won't seek reelection in 2016, and endorsed New York Sen. Charles Schumer as his successor for his leadership post.

The fifth-term Nevada Democrat has spent months denying retirement rumors, which grew...

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Obama, Pope Francis meeting scheduled

The Obamas will host Pope Francis at the White House during his first visit to the U.S. on Sept. 23.

When Obama met the Pope for the first time at the Vatican in March 2014, he urged him to visit the U.S., and the two discussed a range of issues inclu...

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Kansas to allow concealed guns without permit

Kansas will join a handful of other states that allow their residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit after a bill backed by the National Rifle Association was approved, The Associated press reported.

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