MORNING HEADLINES: Facebook users are better people

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Luna and Otter tour Idaho to talk education — Idaho schools chief Tom Luna was in Coeur d'Alene yesterday to defend his education reforms, part of a campaign he and Gov. Butch Otter have been on since three referenda to repeal the reforms were certified. (CdA Press)

Veteran to get brain surgery after all — Almost two years after being injured by a mortar explosion in Afghanistan and diagnosed with a brain injury, helicopter mechanic Jennifer Barcklay, of Chattaroy, was OKed by her insurance company to get surgery. (SR) 

Man steals sheet of aluminum foil, will serve four years (KXLY)

Facebook users are social animals — A new study finds Facebook users have more friends, are more trusting and are more civically engaged. (SR)

NASA gets best-yet pictures of Mercury (Seattle Times)

Spokane man grinds up clay pots to fill potholes: