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06/11/2024: Certificate of Need | American Heart Association | John Batiste

Lawmakers are considering cuts to red tape to increase competition in the healthcare field.

Then, the American Heart Association celebrates its centennial.

Plus, A Grammy-award-winning star from the South recently launched his first solo tour, saying he wants to bring even more attention to the music legacy of the Gulf States.

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