CBS investigation finds alarming rate of veteran suicides.

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Last night, CBS News reported that their five-month investigation of veterans’ deaths revealed data that shows a startling rate of suicide. Chief Investigative Reporter Armen Keteyian reported that veterans were more than twice as likely to commit suicide in 2005 than non-vets. Veterans committed suicide at the rate of between 18.7 to 20.8 per 100,000, compared to other Americans, who did so at the rate of 8.9 per 100,000. Watch it:

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