Quil Lawrence David Aquila ("Quil") Lawrence is an award-winning correspondent with NPR News.

Thousands Of U.S. Military Interpreters Wait For Visas

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AK, in a tan T-shirt on the left, his face blurred for his protection, was an Afghan interpreter who worked for the U.S. military. He poses with Afghan commandos in front of a controlled explosion. AK worked closely with American Jonathan Schmidt, in the dark tan shirt and a baseball cap (in the center). AK was with Schmidt when he was killed in a 2012 firefight. AK is now seeking a U.S. visa. Courtesy of Phil Schmidt hide caption

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American Dad Fights For The Afghan Interpreter Who Aided His Fallen Son

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U.S. Office Of Special Counsel Calls Out VA Firing Of Whistleblowers

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Melissa Stockwell Among Triathletes Aiming To Make Rio's Paralympics

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Some Veterans Affairs Reforms Undermine Medical Recruitment Efforts

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In New Orleans, There's Hope That Veteran Homelessness Can Be Solved

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Daniel Harmon, a veteran of the wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq, looks out the window of his room at the Hollywood Veterans Center in Los Angeles. The facility provides housing to homeless vets. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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The U.S. Declared War On Veteran Homelessness — And It Actually Could Win

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Obama Calls For More Veterans Affairs Spending At VFW Convention

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As Vet Group Grays And Ages, New Blood Tries To Inspire Change

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Sloan Gibson, deputy secretary of Veterans Affairs, speaks in April at the construction site of the VA hospital in Aurora, Colo. The unfinished hospital is more than $1 billion over its original budget and congressional funding runs out this week. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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The Unfinished VA Hospital That's More Than $1 Billion Over Budget

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When Civilians Accuse Troops Of Rape, Military Courts Often Decide

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President Obama Visits Phoenix Hospital At Center Of VA Crisis

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9 Iraqi Interpreters Sue U.S. Government Over Visa Delays

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VA Secretary Apologies For Exaggerating Military Service

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End Of Life Care Can Be Different For Veterans

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