Quil Lawrence


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The Latest Coronavirus Relief Bill Includes A Provision That Will Help Veterans

Friday, March 12, 2021

For years, veterans have been targeted by online schools offering what can be worthless degrees. Vets hope a provision tucked inside the new COVID-19 relief bill will finally address the problem.


New Book Features Work Of NPR Photographer Killed On Assignment In Afghanistan

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

NPR photographer David Gilkey was killed in Afghanistan while on assignment in June 2016. A new book, Pictures on the Radio, collects some of his most vivid images in one place for the first time.


After The Capitol Riot, Officials Promise To Crack Down On Extremism In The Military

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Dozens of people who took part in the January 6th insurrection had a military history. Officials have repeatedly pledged to root out extremism in the ranks, with little to show for it so far.


Biden Selects Denis McDonough As VA Secretary

Thursday, December 10, 2020

McDonough, who did not serve in the military, is a longtime aide of former President Barack Obama.


New Memorial Recognizes Generations Of Military Service By Native American Veterans

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.


Will Veterans Vote For Trump This Year?

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.


New Scrutiny On Trump's Gold Star Family Event After COVID-19 Outbreak

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.


Gold Star Mothers Reception Scrutinized After News Of An Attendee Testing Positive

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.


Governor And De Blasio Split On Approach To Curbing Coronavirus Spread

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.


COVID-19 Pandemic Threatens Homeless Veterans

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.


Jon Stewart Uses His Celebrity To Bring Attention To Vets Exposed To Burn Pits

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.


White House Plan Breaks Taboo: A Focus On Guns And Veteran Suicide

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.


The White House's New Suicide Prevention Plan For Veterans Addresses Access To Guns

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.


Trump Administration Clears For-Profit Colleges To Register Veterans Again

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.


As The Country Reexamines Statues And Symbols, The VA Resists A Gender-Neutral Motto

Sunday, June 28, 2020

The Department of Veterans Affairs has a male-focused motto that some veterans and lawmakers say needs updating.


NYPD Officer Accused Of Using Chokehold Charged With Strangulation

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.


NYPD Suspends Officer Over Using Apparent Chokehold During Arrest

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.


NYPD Eliminates Plainclothes Anti-Crime Units Implicated In Many Shootings

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.


Atlanta Police Chief Resigns

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.


New York Criminalizes Use Of Chokeholds By Police

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.