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  • Margo Jarvis takes part in video teleconference at Cohen Veteran's Network's on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in Fayetteville, N.C. (Sarah Blake Morgan/AP)
    VA, veterans groups brace for surge in mental health needs

    The VA kicked off a “Now is the Time” campaign aimed at alerting veterans and their families to the mental health resources that are available to them.

  • Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House on April 5, 2020, in Washington. (Patrick Semansky/AP)
    VA defends use of unproven malaria drug on veterans for coronavirus

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie on Wednesday defended the use of an unproven drug on veterans for the coronavirus, insisting they were never used as “test subjects” but given the treatment only when medically appropriate.

  • Michele Fitzpatrick, a retired lieutenant commander in the Coast Guard, poses for a photograph at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Female veterans, both current and former service members, were more likely to vote in the 2018 midterm elections for Democrats than Republicans, 60 percent to 36 percent, according to data from VoteCast. (Jessica Hill/AP)
    Military women, female veterans are shifting away from GOP

    Both current and former female service members were more likely to vote in the 2018 midterm elections for Democrats than Republicans, 60 percent to 36 percent, according to the data from VoteCast.

  • In this Dec. 14, 2017, boxes for sorted mail are stacked at the main post office in Omaha, Neb. The U.S. Postal Service is reporting another quarterly loss after an unrelenting decline in mail volume and costs of its health care and pension obligations overcame strong gains in package deliveries. (Nati Harnik/AP)
    Postal Service: More financial loss as mail delivery slumps

    The U.S. Postal Service reported another quarterly loss on Friday after an unrelenting drop in mail volume and costs of its health care and pension obligations outweighed strong gains in package deliveries.

  • Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's choice to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, leaves a Senate office building after meeting individually with some members of the committee that would vet him for the post, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
    His nomination in peril, Jackson fights for VA post

    Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson fought Tuesday to convince lawmakers of his leadership abilities as more details emerged over his alleged misconduct, ranging from repeated drunkenness to a toxic work environment, as he served as a top White House doctor.