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Forum: Restoration projects are underway to help our Coast recover from Deepwater Horizon disaster

It is hard to believe, but April of this year marks the ninth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon (a/k/a BP) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Those nine years have involved not only the unprecedented response efforts in the immediate aftermath of the spill, but also settlement negotiations, and the implementation of projects to help restore the natural resources and the economy of the Gulf of Mexico region.

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Everyone benefits by ending our criminal approach to drug use

Opioid Overdoes. Drug Addictions. Lives Torn Apart. Those are the headlines today. These are terrible problems in our society and I think they have been caused in part because we don’t treat drug use and drug addiction as public health crises. Whenever we hear the word “drug,” our first response is, “let’s get law enforcement on this.” Instead, I think we should be calling public health officials.

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Hyde-Smith a serendipitous choice for U.S. Senate as trade war with China looms

Serendipity is a word with an unusual history. It derives from an Italian translation of a 14th century Persian fairy tale. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, serendipity was coined by English author Horace Walpole who had stumbled upon a “fairy tale called ‘The Three Princes of Serendip.’” Walpole said the three princes “were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of.”

Uncovering breastfeeding misconceptions

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