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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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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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Obama: Hostages were killed during mission

President Obama says two hostages were accidentally killed during a counterterrorism operation targeting an Al Qaeda compound in January.

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Obama: Families deserve to know truth

President Barack Obama says he declassified information about a mission that accidentally killed two hostages so their families and the public could know the truth over what happened.

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Paul, Reid share fist bump on Senate floor

At the end of a long day in the Senate on Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, donned a pair of sunglasses as he approached the Senate floor and went in for a fist bump with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada.

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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

Obama sells trade deal to House Democrats

President Barack Obama is promising his personal support to fellow Democrats who end up supporting a proposed Pacific trade deal that is controversial to many of his supporters.

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South Korean reportedly arrested in the North

A South Korean who lives in New Jersey was arrested last week for crossing into North Korea illegally, the North Korean Central News Agency reported Saturday.

Won-moon Joo is a U.S. permanent resident and student living in Tenafly, New Jersey, accord...

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Boehner: Obama needs Clinton on trade

House Speaker John Boehner says he believes Hillary Clinton supports President Barack Obama's free trade push, but "she just won't say so."

Boehner's comments on Sunday morning come as congressional Democratic opposition mounts against a bill that wo...

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John Kasich: WH run 'looks pretty good'

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Sunday that the likelihood he'll enter the race for the Republican presidential nomination "looks pretty good."

Kasich set up a political action committee to test the waters two weeks ago. He told Fox News Sunday that he's ...

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Lindsey Graham on 2016 plans: 'Get ready'

A small group of 2016 presidential contenders took turns Friday making their pitch to a large gathering of South Carolina's Republican activists, keenly aware of the state's first-in-the-South primary status.

While Ted Cruz, Rick Perry and Rick Santo...

Reported sexual assaults down significantly in U.S. military

Study: Sexual assault in U.S. military plummets

The percentage of military personnel who said they were victims of sexual assault dropped dramatically over the past two years, plunging by about 27%, the Pentagon said Friday.

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