updated 2:45 PM EDT, Wed August 27, 2014

An official investigation into VA health care facilities in Phoenix found that 28 veterans had "clinically significant delays" in care, and six of them died, but investigators couldn't conclusively link their deaths to the delays. FULL STORY

GOP urges ISIS airstrikes in Syria

Republicans have begun their most forceful push yet in urging President Barack Obama to begin a military campaign into Syria to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. FULL STORY

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On soon w @andersoncooper from Kentucky to talk abt congress support for more military action vs ISIS & what @Team_Mitch told me today here
DanaBashCNN 106140 followers
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Check out my story from Kentucky: Mcconnell, the Democrats and the limits of a secret tape http://t.co/10GTBIFmur
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I mean, c'mon people! http://t.co/b9yT2WGYyU
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.@AC360 so good tonight on radicalization of young jihadists
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Of course Tony got whacked. If he didn't then none of it -- the bells, the communion onion rings, the Last Supper motif -- makes any sense.
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What a guy! Pittsburgh man turns canceled wedding into charity event http://t.co/oZurtSFko9 via @wpxi
AssignmentDesk1 6077 followers
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ESPN says it regrets Michael Sam shower report that drew criticism http://t.co/mpJVX7RoVn
MMStewartNews 8606 followers
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Daniel Gordis: "Gaza War's Clear Loser: Netanyahu" http://t.co/dDAnTsXlIo
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Vice President Biden goes to Pennsylvania Tuesday, for closed political fundraisers in Philadelphia midday and Pittsburgh at dinner time
stevebruskCNN 22828 followers
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Very classy goodbye from @DianeSawyer tonight.
DanaBashCNN 106140 followers
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Story abt our @WVaChamber panel today: http://t.co/tj80X6xdmR cc @rodell: began w the q I've been asking all year: what are '14 midterms abt
ErinMcPike 16812 followers
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Rick Perry does SC http://t.co/K9RTBcIJTM
PeterHambyCNN 47597 followers
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From American kid to jihadi in Syria http://t.co/j9jHgpwfD0 - @PamelaBrownCNN reports #TheLead
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Hillary Clinton, President Obama to headline Women's Leadership Forum http://t.co/ujbS7UCZJl reported by @brikeilarcnn
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Rep. Paul Ryan’s book sales “fairly disappointing” in first week of publication: http://t.co/HlCLeYfCPD http://t.co/yZJDCwlfOD
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New Hampshire Senate race heats up as Jeanne Shaheen goes on the attack against Scott Brown: http://t.co/96TgyOInpA http://t.co/EHp6qpe4Bk
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Sen. @clairecmc: If communities want federal law enforcement funds, cops should wear cameras http://t.co/wdDqEl0VxW http://t.co/ItvDda6lTY
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Mitt Romney cites "Dumb and Dumber" when discussing his chances of running in 2016 http://t.co/VNnWgioRxH http://t.co/TZWncHn169
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In South Carolina, Marco Rubio heals wounds on the right http://t.co/6sj0O4JjBZ by @PeterHambyCNN http://t.co/5FblHSxfCB
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New York Times editorial board passes on endorsing Gov. Andrew Cuomo http://t.co/P5F2qdM46J http://t.co/bKLIVLDc6Y
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To brighten up your Tuesday, here’s @SpeakerBoehner with a monkey: http://t.co/aPHH0BEO67 http://t.co/pFejFA1NT0
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Marco Rubio clashes with DREAMers at GOP event in South Carolina http://t.co/6sj0O4JjBZ by @PeterHambyCNN http://t.co/YG4WhksXb7
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Can the White House rectify shortfalls at the VA? Obama to announce new actions to improve services for veterans: http://t.co/tufuj1CGsV
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If Romney runs, he may end up at the top of the GOP ticket, says @julianzelizer http://t.co/sziMKHvb6x @cnnopinion http://t.co/fYZOeoISes
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James Foley killer featured in Republican campaign ad http://t.co/Ac5PVAuFWQ by @PeterHambyCNN http://t.co/1G8XH8FtqJ
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Things on the 2016 front have been quiet in South Carolina. That's about to change: http://t.co/KlaWyC9uYG #sctweets by @psteinhauserCNN
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Learn why a major Democratic operative joined Rick Perry's legal team: http://t.co/pbU75vpY6g http://t.co/uWBZWAOZre
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Hillary Clinton ignores questions on #Ferguson. She has yet to weigh in: http://t.co/ZlqIHpcked by @DanMericaCNN https://t.co/lTy5lNis6S
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"If our military commanders (want) ground forces to defeat ISIL ... so be it," @GrahamBlog said. http://t.co/ZOESMDDtUQ
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