Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a 20-week abortion ban into law Tuesday, the same day he vetoed legislation outlawing abortions once a fetus's heartbeat is detectable. Above, Kasich in Washington, D.C., last month. Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Across the Ohio River from Powhatan Transportation Center — owned by Murray Energy — is a power plant that services mines in West Virginia. Jessica Cheung/NPR hide caption

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In Ohio Coal Country, Job Prospects Lie With Neither Coal Nor Trump's Promises

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A large balloon in support of the Heartbeat Bill flies outside the Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, in June 2012. More than four years later, the measure, which would ban abortions as soon as six weeks after conception, has passed the Legislature — after being folded into a widely supported child abuse bill. Ann Sanner/AP hide caption

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Larry Greene, public information director of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, demonstrates how a curtain is pulled between the death chamber and witness room at the prison in Lucasville, Ohio. Kiichiro Sato/AP hide caption

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Students leave school at the end of the day at the Global Impact STEM Academy. Maddie McGarvey for NPR hide caption

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A City Looks To STEM School To Lift Economy, But Will Grads Stay?

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People attend the Independents' Day Festival in the Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio. The city has become a nearly recession-proof hub. Maddie McGarvey for NPR hide caption

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A Diversified Economy Cushions Columbus, Ohio, From Downturns

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Kids bike on Selma Road in Springfield, Ohio. "Springfield is a rather typical small city that has grown poorer over the years," former mayor Roger Baker says. Maddie McGarvey for NPR hide caption

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Springfield, Ohio: A Shrinking City Faces A Tough Economic Future

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Darren Holly steers coils of steel through Pentaflex, a manufacturer of parts for heavy trucks, in Springfield, Ohio. Maddie McGarvey for NPR hide caption

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Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., seen here in 2012, are both facing competitive elections in 2016. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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How To Lose The Senate In 82 Days

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, prime minister of United Arab Emirates, wears traditional dress as he listens to an Emirati employee while visiting al-Maktoum International Airport in Dubai. Kamran Jebreili/AP hide caption

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Factories have been closing in southwest Ohio for years. This Delphi factory in Dayton shut down in 2006. Economists say that to a large degree, the decline in middle incomes reflects the loss of factory jobs. J.D. Pooley/Getty Images hide caption

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Crime scene investigation vehicles drive to the location of a multiple shooting in Pike County, Ohio, on April 22. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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"I just found my cousin with a gunshot wound."

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