Quil Lawrence

BBC

Quil Lawrence appears in the following:

Brooklyn subway shooting suspect will have a court hearing on terrorism charges

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Police in New York City say they're not sure why a man boarded a subway car during rush hour Tuesday morning and fired 33 times. Authorities have arrested Frank R. James but they don't know a motive.

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A new iron curtain falls on a Norwegian town

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

The changed relations between Putin's Russia and Europe are having ripple effects along Russia's border with the EU, including in a town that had prided itself on good relations with Russia.

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How sanctions against Russia could set back climate change work in the Arctic

Monday, April 11, 2022

Scientists in the Arctic are concerned that the rift with Russia over Ukraine will set back crucial work on climate change.

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A NATO war game exercise in the Arctic no longer seems like just a game

Thursday, April 07, 2022

Troops from 27 countries wrapped up one of the largest NATO war games since the 1980s — in the Arctic. A it was scheduled two years ago, but Russia's war in Ukraine gave the exercise a Cold War feel.

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Russia invading Ukraine has added urgency to NATO troops conducting drills in Norway

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Long-planned NATO exercises in Norway are preparing troops for arctic warfare — but they are taking place just miles from the Russian border, as tensions simmer over Ukraine.

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NATO exercises near Russia: Is it a show of force or a provocation?

Monday, March 28, 2022

Tensions between Russia and NATO countries may be higher than at any time since the cold war. Why would the U.S. and its allies stage war games right on Russia's doorstep in northern Norway.

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Sick veterans demand medical coverage for illnesses caused by burn pits

Wednesday, March 09, 2022

President Biden is urging Congress to send a burn-pits bill to his desk.

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A bill to expand VA care for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits is moving slow

Tuesday, March 08, 2022

President Biden's son was one of many veterans who may have been sickened by burn pits. Advocates say the White House and Congress have been slow to officially link the health problems to the pits.

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A U.S. combat veteran tries to help former colleagues escape the Taliban

Monday, February 21, 2022

Combat veteran Christy Barry has been working to help her former Afghan colleagues escape the Taliban — including a former brigadier general, who was a key U.S. ally and is on the run.

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Veterans sick after toxic burn pit exposure are still struggling to get care covered

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Momentum on increased Veterans Affairs coverage for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits is building in Congress. None of it soon enough for sick veterans or advocates like comedian Jon Stewart.

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VA revamps caregivers program: Those who already qualified must reapply

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Veterans Affairs is expanding its popular post-9/11 caregiver program to include vets from Vietnam and Korea, but caregivers currently in the program say they're being purged in the process.

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Officials investigate deadly Bronx fire that killed 17 people

Monday, January 10, 2022

A day after a fire killed 17 people and injured dozens at an apartment building in the Bronx, residents try to regroup. An investigation is underway.

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New York City will have the nation's 1st vaccine mandate for private sector employers

Monday, December 06, 2021

New York City Mayor Bill deBlasio has announced what he called a "pre-emptive strike" before the winter — a vaccine mandate for private sector employers.

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The final, anguished years of a warrior-scholar who exposed torture by U.S. troops

Thursday, December 02, 2021

Ian Fishback was a Green Beret who exposed torture by U.S. troops in Iraq. After serving four combat tours and earning a Ph.D. in philosophy, Fishback died last month in a nursing home. He was 42.

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Ian Fishback's death spotlights the mental illness crisis suffered by veterans

Thursday, December 02, 2021

Ian Fishback was a green beret who exposed torture by U.S. troops in Iraq. After serving four combat tours and earning a PhD in philosophy, Fishback died last month in a nursing home at 42.

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Military vets with medical skills find it difficult to get civilian health care jobs

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

With the nation's health care system strained by the pandemic, veterans with medical skills say red tape prevents them from using their military credentials to qualify for civilian jobs.

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With many veterans waiting for care, the VA may change how it uses outside doctors

Monday, October 18, 2021

Veterans, along with the rest of the country, see long waits for mental health and other specialty care. Veterans Affairs has announced it will redesign how it schedules and pays for private care.

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Afghan Allies That Were Left Behind Face An Uncertain Future

Thursday, September 23, 2021

The White House now says it failed to evacuate most of America's Afghan allies in the airlift from Kabul. Even those evacuated may be stuck in immigration limbo for years unless Congress takes action.

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Veterans Discharged Under 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Get A Chance For VA Benefits

Monday, September 20, 2021

On the 10th anniversary of the repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell," the White House announced a policy change to help get VA benefits to veterans who were kicked out of the military for their sexuality.

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A Legendary Marine's Name As Code: The Ad Hoc Network That Helped Rescue Afghans

Saturday, September 04, 2021

The massive U.S. airlift out of Kabul was a feat of logistics and stamina. But it was also marred by chaos and violence. Somehow, an unlikely coalition formed to try and help get Afghans out.

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