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Girls suicide rates gain on boys, especially for ages 10-14

Girls are experiencing a greater percentage increase in suicide rates than boys. (Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto)Ohio researchers already knew that girls are killing themselves more than ever before.Two recent studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that suicides rates for girls ages 10-14 tripled compared with other age groups from 1999 to 2014, and that suicide rates […]

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Black girls punished more harshly than white girls

Black girls don’t misbehave more, experts say, yet they often receive more severe penalties for the same behavior as white peers. Monica Rhor, USA TODAY For the first time in a long time, C’alra Bradley felt a glint of hope. It was an unfamiliar feeling for the then-18-year-old whose life had been disrupted and derailed by one […]