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5/24/2023 - STD Rates | Strengthening Gulf South Homes | Woolworth's Sit-in

A new study from the CDC says Mississippi's capital has the second highest STD rate in the nation.

Then, policy-makers in the gulf south are considering grants which could help improve homes and prevent roof damage during hurricanes.

Plus, this week's History is Lunch commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Woolworth's Sit-in.

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