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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Fatima Navarrete, a participant in the 2019 National Fellowship. Other stories in this series include:  
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After Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi's coastal economy never fully recovered — and neither have its people.
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The consequences of prenatal alcohol exposure include devastating, long-term conditions that range from difficulty learning to mental and physical disabilities and brain damage.
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Two children are born in Tallahassee: one lives in the ZIP code 32304, the other in 32312. They only live 24 miles apart, yet their experiences growing up are as if they were born in separate countries.
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When people talk about our county, they often talk about vineyards, fine dining and upscale hotels. But that's not the reality for many of us who call the Napa Valley home.

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The nation’s overdose epidemic has entered a devastating new phase. Drugs laced with fentanyl and even more poisonous synthetics have flooded the streets, as the crisis spreads well beyond the rural, largely white communities that initially drew attention. The death rate is escalating twice as fast among Black people than among white people. This webinar will give journalists deep insights, fresh story ideas and practical tips for covering an epidemic that killed more than 107,000 people in the U.S. last year. Sign-up here!

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