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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 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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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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Congress scrambles as DHS shutdown looms

Two attempts by Congress to fund DHS failed Friday ahead of a midnight deadline. Polo Sandoval reports.

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Walker says protesters prepared him for global issues

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says his home-state battles against labor unions prepare him to take on terrorism -- but he denies he's comparing the two.

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Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Mosul, Iraq

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.

Pope Francis speaks at Copacabana

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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Netanyahu speaks at AIPAC amid controversy

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu struck a conciliatory tone Monday, reaffirming the U.S.-Israeli relationship remains strong and, despite controversy surrounding his Tuesday address to Congress, said the two nations "will weather this storm."

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Israeli leader seeks to bolster ties with Jordan

Poll: Nearly half of Americans disapprove of Netanyahu invite

As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to make his case on Iran's nuclear abilities in a controversial speech to Congress on Tuesday, nearly half of Americans believe it was wrong to invite him to deliver it, according to a new poll.

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Netanyahu to lay out elements of Iran deal

During his upcoming speech to Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will lay out the details of what he understands to be the nuclear agreement between world powers and Iran, hoping it will prompt lawmakers to question the administratio...

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Scott Walker reverses immigration stance

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Sunday that his "view has changed" on immigration and he no longer supports reforms that would allow undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States.

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WH, groups outraged by anti-Susan Rice ad

The White House slammed a full-page ad Sunday that appeared in The New York Times attacking National Security Adviser Susan Rice.

The ad, claiming "Susan Rice has a blind spot: Genocide," appeared in Saturday's paper promoting a talk by American Rabbi...

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Top conservative says Boehner's job is safe

A leading conservative House member says there's no move afoot to oust Speaker John Boehner.

Rep. Jim Jordan, the Ohio Republican who chairs the hard-line House Freedom Caucus, said Sunday that Boehner's decision to advance a one-week measure to keep...

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