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Click here for November 2014 election results

Click here for the November 2014 election results, updated live as they come into the newsroom.

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.


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.

Unicoi County calls special meeting for school board appointment

Several people have shown interest in the opening for a seat on the Unicoi County school board.

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Unicoi County Mayor in middle of political controversy

The death of a school board member in Unicoi County has set off a political controversy.


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YouTube stars interview President Obama

In an attempt to connect to a younger audience, President Barack Obama sat down with, and took questions, from three YouTube stars.

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King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia dead at 90

Saudi Arabian authorities are preparing to bury their late king, in accordance with Islamic tradition. King Abdullah passed away Thursday at the age of 90.

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Pre-schooler to Obama: 'What was your dream?'

While talking to some kids at a pre-school in Kansas, President Barack Obama talks about wanting to be an architect when he was young.

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YouTube stars to interview Obama

CNN's Jake Tapper looks at the YouTube stars who will sit down with the president.

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'If you believe you can support a family on less than $15,000 a year, try it'

President Obama made the case for raising the minimum wage during the State of the Union message Tuesday. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.

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'This country does best ... when everybody does their fair share'

In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Barack Obama told Congress 'that's what middle-class economics is - the idea that this country does best when everyone gets their fair shot.'

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12 landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases

Forty-two years ago the U.S. Supreme Court made one of its most divisive rulings ever in the Roe vs. Wade case. Take a look back at some of the other landmark cases that shaped our nation.

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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 announced an executive action Thursday that implements major changes to the country's immigration policies. Click on to find out more about the changes.

Immigration debate

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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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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Who is ISIS?

Analysts tell CNN it is too early to say ISIS has "peaked," but the first 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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World's most powerful people

Who is the most powerful person in the world? This year's answer may surprise you.


National Political Coverage

Mike Huckabee, April 2014

Huckabee straddles line on immigration

Mike Huckabee says deporting immigrants who were brought into the United States as children is like ticketing a child riding in the back seat of a car when the child's father is pulled over for speeding.

"You don't punish a child for something his pa...

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Netanyahu visit continues to stir emotion

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough says the United States shouldn't wade into Israeli politics -- even if the country's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, plans to weigh in on American policies.

His comments come days after House Speaker Joh...

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Obama on Russia: 'Large countries don't bully'

The military option is out, President Barack Obama said Sunday, but the U.S. will be looking at all other options to "ratchet up the pressure on Russia" on the issue of Ukraine.

"We have no interest in seeing Russia weakened or its economy in shamble...

Obama's meeting with India's leader shortened

Expectations high for Obama in India

The leaders of India and the United States, testing the diplomatic extent of their personal friendship, said on Sunday they'd made progress on a deal allowing U.S. firms to cooperate on civilian nuclear power plants in India.

U.S. companies are reluct...

GOP presidential campaign season gets unofficial start

Protesters interrupt Perry, Christie in Iowa

A man was arrested Saturday at a conservative gathering widely considered the kickoff event for the 2016 Republican presidential race in Iowa.

Marco Malagon, 32, was part of a group of protesters who interrupted Rick Perry's speech at the Iowa Freedom...

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Bailout in mind as Greeks vote in election

Greek voters began voting Sunday in an election that could lead to a dramatic showdown with the debt-laden nation's lenders.

The left-wing party Syriza, which has vowed to renegotiate the terms of Greece's multibillion-euro bailout if it wins, has bee...

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