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(VIDEO) Margaret Heffernan: The dangers of “willful blindness” — which Mississippians know nothing about

August 12, 2013


Gayla Benefield was just doing her job — until she uncovered an awful secret about her hometown that meant its mortality rate was 80 times higher than anywhere else in the U.S. But when she tried to tell people about it, she learned an even more shocking truth: People didn’t want to know. In a […]

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