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Banks, Tritch Spar In Statements Over Debate Scheduling

Democratic Third District House candidate Courtney Tritch repeated her request to Republican Representative Jim Banks to have four debates before the November 6 elections during a campaign rally Wednesday night.

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Filmmakers Uncover Legend Of Fort Wayne's Mullet Man

Local filmmaker, Ryne Hastings and his producer, Dan Epple, are leading a team that is hot on the trail of legendary local figures, with a new documentary in the works that residents are invited to take an actirc part in this Friday evening.

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Indiana Native Tracks The Freedom Riders And Their Message

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Lawmaker Plans To Block Money From Voucher Schools With Anti-LGBT Policies

A private religious school’s plan to terminate a guidance counselor’s job for her marriage to a woman is throwing the state’s voucher system into the spotlight once again. The school received more than $1.5 million through school vouchers last year. Last week, Shelly Fitzgerald’s superiors at Roncalli High School discovered her marriage to a woman and gave her the option to resign, end her marriage, or be fired, according to a Facebook post shared online . The situation has sparked protests...

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The Trap Door: Coming Of Age

This week on WBOI Presents, we bring you The Trap Door: Coming Of Age storytelling showcase. In the four stories still to come, we'll hear about puberty, drug addiction, and how going to see "Transformers" led to the end of a relationship.

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Sports: Talking Wimbledon Match-Ups

Jun 30, 2012

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Egypt's New President Officially Sworn In

Jun 30, 2012

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Firefighters are slowly gaining ground on the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado. It's scorched about 17,000 acres and believed to have claimed two lives.

More than 300 homes have burned. There's been a lot of talk about how many houses were lost in the fire, but Colorado Springs Fire Chief Rich Brown wants you to know there's a flip side to that: He says crews worked hard to minimize damage.

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It's been hot. Like sweat-rolling, thirst-inducing, hack-a-fire-hydrant hot. The heat cooked up storms that lashed the Eastern U.S. overnight, and more than 2 million homes lost power.

It came down to the wire, but finally, Republicans and Democrats agreed on a deal that keeps the interest rate on government-backed student loans from doubling. It will save the average borrower about $1,000 a year, but the compromise is likely to cost students a lot more than that over the long term.

The agreement that lawmakers passed Friday will keep interest rates at 3.4 percent for another year. Anthony DeLaRosa, a 23-year-old University of Colorado graduate, says it's a big victory.

As Mexicans prepare to elect a new president Sunday, the clear front-runner is Enrique Pena Nieto, who is seeking to return his PRI party to power after 12 years.

The PRI, or Institutional Revolutionary Party, ruled Mexico for more than 70 years before being ousted in 2000. Most polls show Pena Nieto with a comfortable double-digit lead in the race.

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