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Tammy Duckworth Is Battle Tested. Could She Help Joe Biden in His Biggest Mission?

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The Biden campaign is vetting Ms. Duckworth, a senator and a veteran with a compelling life story, as a potential running mate. “I can push back against Trump in a way others can’t,” she says.

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‘Total Pandemonium’: What Went Wrong at a Veterans’ Home Where 76 Died

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An independent report on the coronavirus outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home describes “the opposite of infection control,” as administrators combined wards of infected and uninfected patients.

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Delroy Lindo on ‘Da 5 Bloods’ and Playing a Trump Supporter

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The actor says he had to “get my head around” the Vietnam vet character he plays in the Spike Lee drama. He also explains why he’s leaving “The Good Fight.”

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The V.A. Made Me Vomit. And That Was a Good Thing.

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After suffering from sleeplessness and anxiety for months, I finally saw a psychiatrist. I became so relaxed so quickly that I passed out.

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Trump’s Actions Rattle the Military World: ‘I Can’t Support the Man’

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The president’s threat to use troops against largely peaceful protesters, as well as other attempts to politicize the military, have unsettled a number of current and former members and their families.

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Did you know?

A veteran’s family must request a United States flag.

A flag is provided at no cost to drape the casket or accompany the urn of a deceased veteran. Generally, the flag is given to the next of kin. Only one flag may be provided per veteran. Upon the request of the family, an “Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes” (VA Form 21-2008) must be submitted along with a copy of the veteran’s discharge papers. Flags may be obtained from VA regional offices and most U.S. Post Offices.