This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Wyatt Andrews) The nationwide review of V.A. hospitals after claims that dozens died waiting for care in Phoenix featured; details given about secret lists used to hide the delays at 4 hospitals. [Former V.A. hospital worker Troy BURMESCH, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric SHINSEKI - comment.]
(Boston: Eric Fisher) This storm system and the weather forecast featured; maps/diagrams shown.
(Abuja, Nigeria: Debora Patta) The kidnapping of Nigerian schoolgirls by the Boko Haram terrorist group updated; scenes shown of the charred remains of the school in Chibok. [MOTHER – comments.] [Activist Shehu SANI- says any attempt to use force will end up in a tragic circumstance.] Sani’s belief that the girls are still being held together discussed.
(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) The disagreement among Republicans & Democrats over the House vote to create a special committee to investigate the attack on the US embassy in Benghazi, Libya in September 2012 reviewed; details given about the fundraising plea on the National Republican Congressional Committee. [Representatives Gerry CONNOLLY, Pete SESSIONS, William CLAY, Speaker of the House John BOEHNER - comment.]
(New York: Vinita Nair) Protests by families of 9/11 victims over plans to move unidentified remains to a new museum featured. [Victim’s mother Rosemary CAIN- says it’s disrespectful.] [Museum board member Monica IKEN- says she’s here to give them peace.]
(Philadelphia: Michelle Miller) Charges against educators involved in a school cheating scandal at Cayuga Elementary School in Philadelphia examined; photos shown of the principal and 4 teachers charged; details given about claims that principal Evelyn Cortez gave cheating instructions over the PA system. [Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen KANE- says they would have the children change the answers.] [Teacher Jennifer Hughes’ attorney Leno THOMAS- denies the charges.] Last year’s test cheating scandal in Atlanta mentioned.
(Studio: Jeff Glor; Donetsk: Clarissa Ward) Sunday’s referendum on self-rule in eastern Ukraine discussed.
(Studio: Jon LaPook) A medical breakthrough at the Scripps Research Institute with the creation of artificial DNA examined; diagrams shown; details given about how new proteins could be used to make a new generation of drugs & vaccines. [NYU Langone Medical Center Genome Technology Center Adriana HEGUY- comments.]
(Albany, New York: Elaine Quijano) The Thompson Trio, brothers Lyle & Miles and their cousin Ty, who excel in lacrosse at the University of Albany, profiled; details given about their background on Indian reservations in upstate New York. [THOMPSONs – provide their Mohawk names; talk about the significance of lacrosse to Native Americans; comment on mutual respect with their teammates.] [Coach Scott MARR- says they’re on a different level.]