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CNN Evening News for Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The expansion of the investigation into appointment wait times for military veterans at V.A. hospitals introduced. [At hearings, V.A. Secretary Eric SHINSEKI - says there are only isolated cases.] [March 1, CNN's Drew GRIFFIN - says they do not respond to interview requests.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Phoenix: Drew Griffin) The allegations of problems with wait times at 26 facilities discussed; 2010 V.A. memo quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) what the White House knew and when they knew it about the V.A. problems discussed. [In response to reporter's question, White House press secretary Jay CARNEY†- says the president has long talked about V.A. problems, so he committed resources.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with former V.A. doctor Sam Foote about V.A. problems. [Whistleblower FOOTE - talks about the V.A. system and how the investigation will get to the bottom of this; explains why Shinseki should stay on and get pro-active.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Griffin, Drew;
Acosta, Jim

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