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Minneapolis VA faulted for suicide policy lapses

The Minneapolis Veterans Medical Center was "deficient" in its handling of a suicidal Vietnam War veteran who killed himself while under the agency's care last year, according to a critical report into the man's death by the national VA office that investigates wrongdoing, the Star Tribune reports.
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The Minneapolis Veterans Medical Center was "deficient" in its handling of a suicidal Vietnam War veteran who killed himself while under the agency's care last year, according to a critical report into the man's death by the national VA office that investigates wrongdoing, the Star Tribune reports.

The case puts a state focus on one of the U.S. military's most pressing problems: a staggering suicide rate. The Star Tribune examined the issue in a series last year.

Time magazine tackled the topic in a recent cover story, noting that military service members kill themselves at a rate of one a day.

Time also has a video on the story:

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