Quil Lawrence is a BBC correspondent based in Baghdad.
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020
The newest monument on the National Mall, which opens on Veterans Day, will provide a quiet shrine for Native vets to visit. Native Americans have traditionally served in high numbers.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
According to exit polls four years ago, Donald Trump won the votes of military veterans by a big margin. NPR discusses whether they will help the president stay in office.
Thursday, October 08, 2020
Despite this year's Gold Star event landing amid the pandemic, the White House didn't cancel it. President Trump says when he met these family members, he couldn't bear to keep them at arms-length.
Wednesday, October 07, 2020
A White House event for the families of deceased U.S. troops has come under scrutiny after it was disclosed that a Coast Guard admiral who attended the event has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Monday, October 05, 2020
New York's governor has overruled some of Mayor Bill de Blasio's plans for combating the coronavirus. The two disagree over allowing businesses in some neighborhoods to keep operating as cases rise.
Friday, September 25, 2020
Homelessness among veterans has dropped by about half in the past decade. Now there's concern that some of that progress could unravel, with the effects of the pandemic and economic crash.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
The comedian and activist is helping to launch a new campaign to fight for war veterans who say they are sick because of exposure to burn pits and other toxins in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
The Trump Administration's new suicide prevention strategy mentions the touchy subject of gun-safety. It will aim to fight the stigma around people seeking help during a mental health crisis.
Monday, August 03, 2020
The White House's new suicide prevention plan for veterans includes restricting access to guns. It's politically charged, but experts say it's the most obvious way to help.
Thursday, July 16, 2020
The Department of Veterans Affairs is no longer blocking several schools that the Federal Trade Commission penalized for deceptive advertising from enrolling GI Bill students.
Sunday, June 28, 2020
The Department of Veterans Affairs has a male-focused motto that some veterans and lawmakers say needs updating.
Friday, June 26, 2020
The officer, 39-year-old David Afanador, was suspended the same day the cellphone video appeared to show him choking a Black man on a Queens boardwalk.
Monday, June 22, 2020
Video shows an officer using an apparent chokehold on a man who had been shouting invective at passersby and police. Chokeholds have been banned in New York City since 1993.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Commissioner Dermot F. Shea says he will move toward more high tech, intelligence-based policing and away from "brute force." "It will be felt immediately in the communities that we protect," he says.
Saturday, June 13, 2020
The mayor of Atlanta announced the resignation of the city's police chief, just hours after police shot and killed a black man outside a fast food restaurant.
Friday, June 12, 2020
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has approved changes that have been vehemently opposed by police unions for years — including allowing the public to access police officers' past disciplinary records.
Thursday, June 04, 2020
Some military officials have come out against the deployment of active-duty troops to police nationwide protests. Others, including some army veterans, have supported the idea.
Monday, May 25, 2020
Thousands of people who were planning to visit war memorials in Washington, D.C., on Memorial Day had to cancel this year. That includes veterans traveling with the nonprofit network Honor Flight.
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Veterans' homes have been ravaged by the virus. The VA has just announced new rules for its caregivers program, but veterans' groups fear thousands will be left behind.
Saturday, May 02, 2020
The Department of Veterans Affairs has been criticized for its lack of preparation and response to the coronavirus crisis and how its serving its vulnerable population.