updated 8:50 AM 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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the ultimate @jimdykeJDA P.R. coup > http://t.co/s8jMLJR7bG
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.@jmartnyt's dream come true: @NYTMag piece with nods to Caro, John Sherman Cooper, college hoops, Fancy Farm http://t.co/3MIRBZbzEk
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.@jmartNYT on Mitch McConnell http://t.co/cfH0OClp7s
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A reminder, Time Warner Cable and Time Warner are 2 separate companies. And I am NOT experiencing any outages (so far) this morning.
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Jindal email: Gov filed suit in fed court arguing US Dept of Education has violated 10th Amendment by "coercing states to adopt Common Core"
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New on CNN: Jeanne Shaheen goes up with her first attack ad on TV against Scott Brown #nhpolitics http://t.co/xxK1NdUJRd
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"[Assad is] a Mafia-like regime. You can make a deal with the Mafia and they will usually keep it."--Fmr. Ab Ted Kattouf on @NewDay
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careful...RT @NewDay: Who's the first person you say good morning to?
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People are more likely to self-censor — on and offline — if others online disagree with them http://t.co/8IDwqGOrd1
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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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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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This is what President Obama did after his speech on #ISIS http://t.co/XUG3awdIgX http://t.co/8DSohz6DPt
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A man charged with unlawfully firing a shotgun no longer needs to blame it on Biden: http://t.co/mQ9Ev1ZWLW http://t.co/LmNk9FL1yG
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