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Mississippians Suffer from Strokes at Higher Rate than others

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Mississippians suffer from strokes in greater numbers than any other state according to medical experts. One family's story of survival and the challenges faced.

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FBI to investigate hanging death in Scott County

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The Mississippi NAACP is joining a Scott County family in asking the FBI to take a deeper look into the hanging death of a black man.

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USM Honors Man Repeatedly Rejected for Admission

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A Mississippi university is honoring a man who longed to attend the institution, but was repeatedly rejected.

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Districts are losing young teachers

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Teachers with only a few years of experience are switching jobs at a higher rate than more experienced educators.

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Mississippi Edition: Wednesday, May 9th

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On today's show: Passions are running high as groups meet with the National Park Service about designating Civil Rights sites. Then, are political signage rules limiting your free speech? And after a Southern Remedy Health Minute, Mississippi after-school programs are coming together to help the state's youth.

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State Crime Lab Backlog Delays Cases, Causes frustration

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Mississippi's State Crime Lab is struggling to meet growing demands with limited staff. It's causing frustration on several fronts.

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Restrictions on Campaign Signs are unconstitutional, says Justice Institute

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An effort is underway to warn city governments not to infringe on the free speech rights of residents who display campaign signs.

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Tupelo mayor leaves special US Senate race in Mississippi

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A Democratic mayor is dropping out of a special U.S. Senate race in Mississippi, leaving four candidates in the contest to serve the final two years of a term.

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Mississippi Edition: Tuesday, May 8th

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On today's show: Find out how the state crime lab's backlog is impacting serious crime cases in Mississippi. Then, Mississippi families are headed to the nation's Capitol to urge legislators to think babies and act. And, the latest as Mississippi continues to be the most food insecure state in the nation.

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Food security hasn't improved in Mississippi

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Mississippi continues to be the most food insecure state in the nation. MPB's Ashley Norwood reports on recent data.

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