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VA audit reveals many facilities mishandled appointments

cbsnews.com — An internal audit found 95 facilities mishandled appointment requests. The chairs of the Veterans Affairs Committees in the House and Senate have struck a deal on a bill allowing veterans to seek care at a private facility if they have been waiting for an appointment. Nancy Cordes reports.
Jul 29, 2014

Internal audit finds widespread manipulation of appointment schedules at 90+ VA clinics, @CBSEveningNews learns: cbsn.ws/1AwcxgV

Some criticize Obama's phone-based diplomacy

cbsnews.com — So far, Barack Obama's summer has been full of international issues. Based on an analysis of his phone logs, the president is spending more time talking with foreign leaders than he has in months. But just how effective is telephone diplomacy?
Jul 29, 2014

Nice CBS story with Bill Plante based on @gregorykorte's nice enterprise piece on Obama phone cals. cbsnews.com/news/some-crit…

Jul 29, 2014

RT @gregorykorte: I spoke with Bill Plante on @CBSThisMorning about my analysis of Obama's calls to world leaders. Here's the segment: cbsnews.com/news/some-crit…

Jul 29, 2014

I spoke with Bill Plante on @CBSThisMorning about my analysis of Obama's calls to world leaders. Here's the segment: cbsnews.com/news/some-crit…

U.S. military investigating Air Force stowaway death

cbsnews.com — During a post-flight inspection of a flight from Africa to Germany, the body of a young black male was found lodged into a compartment near the wheel well of an Air Force cargo plane. Officials are trying to determine how and where the boy could've boarded the supposedly heavily-guarded aircraft.

Who is responsible for explosion in Gaza street?

cbsnews.com — Following a heavy barrage by Israeli forces, more than 100 Palestinians are dead, including several children. A power plant was also struck, leaving Gaza without electricity. The growing hardships are causing many to wonder if support for Hamas may be waning inside Gaza. Barry Petersen reports.

Theodore VanKirk, last survivor of Enola Gay crew, dies

cbsnews.com — ATLANTA - The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died in Georgia. Theodore VanKirk, also known as "Dutch," died Monday of natural causes at the retirement home where he lived in Stone Mountain, Georgia, his son Tom VanKirk said. He was 93.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @CBSNews: Theodore VanKirk, last survivor of Enola Gay crew, dies cbsn.ws/1uESHj1

George Zimmerman working security for Florida gun shop? Not so, says owner

cbsnews.com — ORLANDO, Fla. - The manager and owner of a Florida business are denying reports that George Zimmerman has been hired to provide security for their business. DeLand police report that two officers approached Zimmerman - who was acquitted of murder last summer in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin - after midnight Sunday when he and his dog were spotted parked behind Pompano Pat's motorcycle and gun store in Volusia County.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @48hours: MT @Crimesider George Zimmerman providing security for gun shop? Business owner says no: cbsn.ws/1uExSUO