Quil Lawrence

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Quil Lawrence appears in the following:

Trump Administration Has Drastically Dropped Visas For Afghan And Iraqi Interpreters

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Veterans and dozens of lawmakers say they're afraid the promise they made to protect families who assisted U.S. forces is being broken.

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News Brief: Barr On Capitol Hill, Venezuela Update, Visas For Veterans

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Attorney General Barr heads to Capitol Hill to testify. Also, Venezuela's opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, continues to mount his strongest calls yet to oust disputed President Nicolás Maduro.

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Balancing Safety And Privacy When A Veteran Goes Missing

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Wisconsin created the Green Alert - a statewide call-out when family, friends or caregivers report a troubled veteran is missing. That may save lives, but it exposes a personal crisis to all.

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Among False Claims, Trump Attacked McCain For Failing Veterans

Thursday, March 21, 2019

President Trump's attack on the late Sen. John McCain included an inaccurate claim about McCain's role in reforming the VA. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., called Trump's remarks "deplorable."

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GOP Sen. Martha McSally Says She Was Raped While Serving In The Military

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., revealed she was the victim of sexual assault in the military. She joins a growing number of female veterans who are defying a long-standing code of silence.

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VA Expands Vets' Access To Private Care But Gives No Plan To Pay For It

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The VA has published new rules on how it will spend billions of dollars on private health care. Proponents say it will give veterans more choices, but others fear it's a move toward privatization.

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VA Releases Rules For Law That Would Increase Access To Private Care

Friday, February 22, 2019

The Department of Veterans Affairs released rules for a law that changes how the VA pays for outside, private care. Critics say the move is a stealth effort to privatize the VA.

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New York Jury Considers Allegations In Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Case

Monday, February 04, 2019

Jury deliberations have begun in the case of alleged narcotics kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. It follows an 11-week trial in which his defense attorney presented a 30-minute case with one witness.

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Jury In New York To Decide Drug Lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's Fate

Monday, February 04, 2019

After an 11-week trial, a jury will begin deliberating the fate of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Mexican drug kingpin accused of operating a criminal enterprise, money laundering and other crimes.

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Closing Arguments Heard In Trial Of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzmán

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Closing arguments were heard Thursday in the trial of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, accused of being one of the world's premier drug traffickers. The case now goes to the jury.

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Benefits For Navy Victims Of Agent Orange – Just 50 Years Later

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Navy veterans who served off the coast of Vietnam were long denied benefits for exposure to Agent Orange. A federal appeals court now has ruled that service at sea was the same as service on land.

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Veterans Claiming Illness From Burn Pits Lose Court Fight

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Hundreds of veterans sued military contractor KBR Inc., alleging toxic smoke from burn pits at military bases made them ill. A federal appellate court said compensation must come from Congress.

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Militant Suspected Of USS Cole Bombing Is Killed In U.S. Airstrike

Monday, January 07, 2019

The military strike killed Jamal al-Badawi, one of the alleged al-Qaida planners of the USS Cole bombing, more than 17 years ago. He was on the FBI's most wanted list.

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VA Says It Will Stop Arbitrarily Dropping Caregivers From Program

Friday, December 21, 2018

The temporary suspension comes three days after a report from NPR exposed concern from veterans that their caregivers were arbitrarily cut, despite no change in their status.

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VA Still Arbitrarily Cutting Caregivers From Program, Even As It Aims To Expand

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Congress told the VA to expand its caregiver program to include pre-Sept. 11 vets, but the VA has failed to meet a deadline in the law.

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'To Care For Him': Female Veterans Ask VA To Include Them In Its Motto

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

The VA motto, which is taken from Lincoln's second inaugural speech, addresses veterans with the male pronoun. Some veterans want to change the wording to include women.

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Connecticut VA Opens Its Doors To 'Bad Paper' Veterans

Monday, November 26, 2018

Veterans who were kicked out of the military often get no VA health care or benefits — even if combat trauma caused their misbehavior. Connecticut has passed a law to change that.

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Dan Crenshaw, Navy SEAL And Congressman-Elect, Takes To 'SNL' For A Teachable Moment

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Republican Dan Crenshaw is one of at least 16 veterans who were newly elected to the House in the midterm elections.

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Why It's Notable That A Slew Of New Members Elected To Congress Are Military Veterans

Friday, November 09, 2018

For the midterm elections, many candidates in both parties were military veterans, and they relied heavily on their biographies in seeking votes. The results were mixed.

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After A Year Of Turmoil, New VA Secretary Says 'Waters Are Calmer'

Friday, November 09, 2018

Robert Wilkie is President Trump's second VA secretary; his first was fired after clashing with political appointees. Wilkie insists he's put an end to infighting at the department.

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