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Military Veterans / V.A. Hospitals #1131144

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 22, 2014
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(Nashville: Brian Williams) Report introduced. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Phoenix: Kelly O’Donnell) The V.A. hospital scandal involving long wait times updated; scenes shown of White House Deputy Chief of Staff Rob Nabors†† visiting the Phoenix facility and the empty chairs meant for V.A. officials at a House committee meeting; photo shown of V.A. Secretary Eric Shinseki with Senator Richard Durbin; letter from Senator Mark Kirk† questioning performance bonuses quoted. [Department of Veterans Affairs Dr. Robert JESSE†- says he’s not going to say it’s systemic.] [Representatives Michael MICHAUD†, Jeff MILLER†- comment on the investigation.] [Former V.A. employees Dr. Sam FOOTE†, Troy BURMESCH†- notes officials received bonuses for lower wait times.]

Williams, Brian;
O’Donnell, Kelly

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