1. VA DEATHS
Stunning allegations: Records of dead veterans were changed or physically altered, some even in recent weeks, to hide how many people died while waiting for care at the Phoenix VA hospital, a whistle-blower told CNN. “Deceased” notes on files were removed so veterans would not be counted as having died while waiting for care, Pauline DeWenter said. DeWenter should know – she is the actual scheduling clerk at the Phoenix VA.
2. IRAQ CRISIS
Fueling the fire: Apparently it’s not enough to capture towns across Iraq. Power-hungry militants are battling Iraqi forces for control of the country’s biggest oil refinery. Who’s winning? Depends on who you ask. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with the Kurdish president, who says we’re facing “a new Iraq.”
3. EBOLA EPIDEMIC
“Out of control”: The deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has hit “unprecedented” proportions, relief workers on the ground said. Officials say there have been 567 cases and 350 deaths since the epidemic began in March. And as if the symptoms aren’t scary enough, it’s possible for travelers to carry the virus for weeks without realizing they have it.
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