A steady overall suicide rate for children ages 5-11 obscured an increase in suicide among young black children over the last 20 years, a study finds.
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December 12, 2014
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November 13, 2014
Schools will use grants funded by the marijuana tax to hire student-support staff like nurses, counselors, and social workers.
September 12, 2014
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September 11, 2014
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