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Retired Sgt. Chris Kurtz wheels himself up to his front door as his wife and caretaker, Heather Kurtz, follows behind. The Department of Veterans Affairs told him last summer that he no longer needs a caregiver. Erica Brechtelsbauer for NPR hide caption

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VA Says It Will Stop Arbitrarily Dropping Caregivers From Program

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Ret. Sgt. Chris Kurtz and his wife Heather Kurtz pose for a portrait on the couch in their living room. Erica Brechtelsbauer for NPR hide caption

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

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Veterans gather at the site of the 1776 Battle of Fort Washington in Manhattan. They are calling on the VA to rename the Manhattan VA Medical Center in honor of Margaret Corbin, who took her husband's place during the battle after he was killed. Quil Lawrence/NPR hide caption

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

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Burke deployed to southern Afghanistan in 2009. Based in a remote village, he was friendly with the local children and then scarred when several died when they found a piece of unexploded ordnance. Courtesy of Thomas Burke hide caption

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Connecticut VA Opens Its Doors To 'Bad Paper' Veterans

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

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Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie said his department is on the mend after a tumultuous 2018. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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

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Pittsburgh Community Reels Following Mass Shooting At Synagogue

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Pittsburgh Holds Vigil To Honor Victims In Synagogue Shooting

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Major Investigation Underway After Suspicious Packages Mailed To Government Officials

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Post-Michael: Hard-Hit Florida Residents Consider Whether To Rebuild

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Jason Kander addresses a rally last year. He withdrew from the race for mayor of Kansas City, Mo., on Tuesday, saying he suffered from PTSD related to his military service in Afghanistan. Holly Ramer/AP hide caption

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Kansas City Mayoral Candidate Jason Kander Drops Out, Citing PTSD

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