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Drew Griffin answers your questions on the VA scandal

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Anderson Cooper 360

A controversial new report on the VA facilities in Phoenix looked at more than 3,000 cases and found that dozens of veterans faced ‘clinically significant’ delays in care. The report also said investigators could not conclusively link their deaths to those delays.

How could this be?

Anderson Cooper & Drew Griffin respond to questions from viewers submitted on Facebook and Twitter.

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September 16, 2014 at 18:25

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Mystery surrounds the 24-year-old American being held in North Korea

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Anderson Cooper 360

24-year-old Matthew Miller is the youngest of the three Americans being held in North Korea and allowed to speak to CNN yesterday. He was arrested last April for what North Korean authorities describe as “rash behavior.” The circumstances surrounding Miller’s arrest remain murky, but he is accused of tearing up his tourist visa and seeking asylum. Kyung Lah is in Miller’s hometown of Bakersfield, California and found few people are willing to talk about the situation.

Former Ambassador Bill Richardson has negotiated with the North Koreans several times. He tells Anderson that this interview with the three Americans is likely a sign that Kim Jong Un’s regime is ready to deal.

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September 16, 2014 at 18:25

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Why was a plane carrying Americans forced to land in Iran?

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Anderson Cooper 360

Land or be intercepted. Officials say that’s the choice the crew of a charter plane had to make over Iran. He was flying a group of American military contractors from Afghanistan to Dubai. Tom Foreman explains how this plane ended up in that situation and what Iranian authorities did before allowing them to take off again.

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September 16, 2014 at 18:24

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Why are hundreds of kids getting sick? 

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Anderson Cooper 360

It starts out seeming like an ordinary cold, but in a matter of hours it could leave a child gasping for air. So far, hundreds of children in at least ten states have been sickened and the virus appears to be spreading to kids and not adults. Health officials fear the outbreak is still in its early stages. Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Anderson about what to do if you suspect your child may be suffering from enterovirus.

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September 16, 2014 at 18:24

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AC360 Exclusive: Who betrayed Steven Sotloff?

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Anderson Cooper 360

Barak Barfi is not just the spokesman for the Sotloff family, he and Steven were childhood friends. He tells Anderson that Steven was targeted by ISIS, sold at the border and was kidnapped at a fake checkpoint. Barfi also criticizes the government’s handling of the situation.

Barak Barfi wanted to share photos of Steven when he was young.

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September 16, 2014 at 18:24

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Diane Foley: I feel our country let Jim down

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Anderson Cooper 360

When her son, journalist James Foley, was kidnapped in Syria by ISIS, Diane Foley, along with the rest of her family, became tireless advocates for his safe return. For 21 months, they showed strength and grace, even as they learned the very worst happened to him.

Diane Foley spoke exclusively to Anderson Cooper about the son she loved and the James Foley Legacy Foundation. She also candidly discussed her belief that the U.S. government did not do enough to bring James and Steven Sotloff home safely.

She explained the situation saying:

‘Jim was killed in the most horrific way. He was sacrificed because of a lack of coordination, lack of communication, and a lack of prioritization.’

Watch part 2 of Anderson’s interview with Diane Foley.

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We invited the White House to provide someone to comment on Diane Foley’s assertions, but they declined. However, during an interview with…

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September 16, 2014 at 18:23

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AC360 Exclusive: James Foley’s mother on receiving a massive ransom demand by e-mail

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Anderson Cooper 360

Diane Foley spoke exclusively with Anderson Cooper about the kidnapping and murder of her son, journalist James Foley. She put the blame squarely on ISIS, but she also said that she felt “our country let Jim down.” She also spoke to Anderson about her son’s time in captivity, the handling of an e-mail demanding an impossible random, the release of Bowe Bergdahl and the launch of the James Foley Legacy Fund and Foundation.

Justice Correspondent Pam Brown reports on the government’s response to Diane Foley’s allegations.

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September 16, 2014 at 18:22

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