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Walk up the white steps of the front porch where Mary Jo and Mike Picklo live, and you'll see three rocking chairs and a pair of binoculars.

The couple bought their home on five acres in 2003 and planned to spend their golden years overlooking a vista of green farmland and thick trees in western Pennsylvania.

In this week's edition of our education news roundup, we take you from school vouchers to AP exams to community college.

Betsy DeVos speaks to American Legislative Exchange Council

Protests greeted the education secretary in Denver this week at her speech to the American Legislative Exchange Council. Her family has close ties to the organization, which brings together state legislators, free-market conservatives and corporate sponsors to write model bills that get adopted all over the country.

NPR reporters are returning to their hometowns this summer to find out how they've changed – from job prospects to schools and how people see their community and the country.

Once home to thriving timber and fishing industries, Gold Beach, Oregon now subsists on tourists and retirees looking for a quiet beach, a nice river trip and, in a few cases, marijuana.

I left Gold Beach after graduating from high school in 1985. Back then, it was a blue-collar town dominated by the timber industry.

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Republican State Treasurer and U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel has sided on social media with the right-wing personality behind the online conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate."

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Ohio Department of Higher Education officials say the percentage of public college students who were trained in sexual assault prevention has increased significantly over the past year.

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Following years of legal battles, a military veteran from Coshocton County can now keep the pet ducks he says helped relieve his post traumatic stress disorder and depression.

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As general sessions judge for White County, Tenn., Sam Benningfield says the vast majority of cases he hears are drug-related offenses. The opioid epidemic has hit the state especially hard — resulting in more than 1,400 drug overdose deaths there in 2015 alone, according to the CDC — and he felt that an unusual solution would be necessary to drive home the dangers of illegal drugs for would-be parents.

An al-Qaida-linked suspect who prosecutors say conspired to murder a Swedish cartoonist has been charged in federal court in Philadelphia, despite the Trump administration's vow that alleged terrorists would be tried in military courts.

Prosecutors say Ali Charaf Damache, 52, an Algerian-born Irish citizen also known as "Black Flag," was allegedly part of an Ireland-based cell that included Colleen R. LaRose, a Pennsylvania woman known as "Jihad Jane." LaRose pled guilty in a U.S. court in 2011 to conspiracy and terrorism-related crimes. She is serving a 10-year sentence.

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On this program in 2014, Moziah Bridges told us about his dream.

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MOZIAH BRIDGES: I want to bring the bow tie back, and I want to make it look better than what it used to be.

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WCBE Presents Good Old War Live From Studio A Mon. July 24, 2017 @ 2PM!

The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania outfit Good Old War will drop by the WCBE studio to perform Live From Studio A during the Global Village ! That night you can catch them performing at the Rumba Cafe with Twin Bandit ! Tune in for live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets to the show! It's all waiting for you on 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on line at www.wcbe.org! LISTEN HERE !

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Science, Technology & Environment

CDC: Half Of All Female Homicide Victims Are Killed By Intimate Partners

More than half of female homicide victims were killed in connection to intimate partner violence — and in 10 percent of those cases, violence shortly before the killing might have provided an opportunity for intervention. That is according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , published Thursday, that takes a close look at the homicides of women. More than 55 percent of the deaths were related to partner violence, and the vast majority of those were carried out...

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Salvador Dalí's Remains Exhumed, Revealing A Perfectly Arranged Mustache

The remains of Salvador Dalí were exhumed Thursday night, pulled from their resting place by Spanish officials hoping to confirm whether the surrealist painter fathered a child in an affair. The closed procedure extracted some hair samples, nails, teeth and two long bones from the artist's embalmed body, the DNA of which might offer the conclusive answer to a high-profile paternity lawsuit long underway. For now, that answer remains elusive — but forensic experts did uncover at least one...

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