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By not expanding Medicaid, Mississippi is hurting uninsured people with mental illness, many of whom often end up in jail or psychiatric wards, and putting medical providers at risk, some say. Others say expansion would only pump money into a broken mental health system.

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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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