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May 22nd, 2014
09:39 PM ET

VA's Eric Shinseki not offering resignation

The man at the center of the Veterans Affairs health care scandal is speaking out to America's veterans.

Secretary Eric Shinseki writes the allegations of misconduct that may have resulted in the deaths of at least 40 veterans are of "great personal concern" and if any of the claims are substantiated the agency will act.

Shinseki indicated Thursday after meeting with President Obama and top Senate Democrats he has no intention of resigning.

OutFront, Democratic strategist Paul Begala, Republican Strategist Terry Holt and CNN Contributor David Gergen.


Filed under: News • Politics • VA Scandal
May 22nd, 2014
09:30 PM ET

Nearly 15,000 pounds of hummus & dips recalled

(CNN) - This has been a big week for food product recalls and the risk of food borne illness.

Seven confirmed and three likely cases of E. coli infection linked to raw clover sprouts have been reported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

The patients are all in either Idaho or Washington. Half the people who have fallen ill have been hospitalized.

Preliminary investigations indicate the likely source of this outbreak are raw clover sprouts produced by Evergreen Fresh Sprouts LLC of Idaho, the CDC said. The state departments of health in Washington and Idaho are telling consumers not to eat raw clover sprouts produced by Evergreen Fresh Sprouts.

Meanwhile, hummus and dip products totaling about 14,860 pounds are being voluntarily recalled by Lansal Inc. amid concerns about possible bacterial contamination.

At the same time, Sherman Produce is recalling some bulk and packaged walnuts sold to retailers in Missouri and Illinois.

These two recalls are precautionary measures against possible Listeria monocytogenes, which may cause serious and even fatal infections in people with weakened immune systems, such as the elderly.

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May 22nd, 2014
09:21 PM ET

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban race remarks - the hard truth or racist?

High-profile businessman Mark Cuban has set off a firestorm of controversy after speaking his mind about his own bigotry.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban: I have prejudices; everyone does

"If I see a black kid in a hoodie and it's late at night, I'm walking to the other side of the street," Cuban said in a magazine interview. "And if on that side of the street, there's a guy that has tattoos all over his face–white guy, bald head, tattoos everywhere–I'm walking back to the other side of the street. And the list goes on of stereotypes that we all live up to and are fearful of."

Is that the hard truth, or racism?

OutFront, Don Lemon, CNN Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin, and CNN Political Commentator Marc Lamont Hill.


Filed under: News • Sports
May 22nd, 2014
09:13 PM ET

Did the Tsarnaevs have help in building bombs in Boston Marathon attack?

There are new details about the chilling note allegedly written by Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

According to prosecutors, this is the note Tsarnaev wrote while he hid from authorities in a boat in Watertown, Massachusetts.

Prosecutors: Tsarnaevs used Christmas lights to make bomb fuses

In it, he writes: "God has a plan for each person. Mine was to hide in this boat and shed some light on our actions."

We're also learning the Tsarnaevs used Christmas lights and model car parts to make the explosives.

David Mattingly has this Outfront investigation on just how dangerous these devices can be.


Filed under: Boston Marathon Explosion • News • Terrorism
May 22nd, 2014
09:01 PM ET

Michigan Man: I 'almost died' from a hamburger with E.coli

A massive beef recall has forced retailers in nearly 40 states to pull tainted meat from their shelves.

Food safety inspectors say nearly two million pounds of ground beef may be contaminated with potentially deadly E-Coli.

E. coli outbreak linked to sprouts; hummus, dips, walnuts recalled

And as many are getting ready for Memorial Day weekend, some of it may be their fridge.

Chris Frates is Outfront with the story.


Filed under: Food • Health • News
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