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Country singer John Prine performs during the "An Evening at the Arch" concert at Yellowstone National Park on August 25, 2016.<br>Matt Ludin/National Park Service

John Prine, Grammy-winning country singer and Army veteran, dies at 73 of coronavirus

A onetime Army mechanic and mail carrier who wrote songs rooted in the experiences of lower-middle-class life, John Prine went on to record more than 20 albums, win three competitive Grammy Awards and help define a genre of music that came to be called Americana.


Nurses urge VA to send protective gear, medical staff to Brooklyn hospital

"I want some awareness of what’s going on,” said nurse Denise Bruno, who has worked at the VA for 12 years. “The government needs to ensure we have the supplies to protect ourselves."


Advocates ask VA to immediately distribute funding for homeless veterans

Advocates urged the Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday to immediately disburse millions of dollars included for homeless veterans in the sweeping $2 trillion stimulus bill Congress approved March 27.

VA is preparing 1,500 hospital beds for non-veteran patients

VA Secretary Robert Wilkie announced Sunday night that the VA would treat civilian patients in Louisiana, Michigan and Massachusetts, in addition to the help it’s providing for non-veterans in New York and New Jersey.


Coronavirus cases double at Miami veterans' hospital while mask concerns rise

With more coronavirus test results rolling in, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among veterans at the Miami VA hospital has almost doubled to 33 as of Friday morning, according to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs records.


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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton has played a major role in military history over the past 77 years, and John Farritor is one of the rare men who has seen that history unfold from the start.



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