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Do you want to mourn suicide? Mourn this. In 2013, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs released a study that covered suicides from 1999 to 2010, which showed that roughly 22 veterans were dying by suicide per day, or one every 65 minutes. Some sources suggest that this rate may be undercounting suicides.

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Here it is in a nutshell. The BDB’s main issue is that, in a school system that is 70 percent black and Hispanic, relatively few from those two groups take or pass the test. Asians, who constitute about 16 percent of the population, make up more than 60 percent of the elite-school population. He’s right that that’s a problem — but not one that will be solved by diluting entrance criteria to push unprepared students into competitive, academically rigorous high schools.

So, guess how he wants to change that.