Afternoon Lede Check – 5.28.14

New VA report ignites wave of outrage. 11 trips on the 495 Express Lane cost one woman $10,000. And thunderstorms possible through this evening.

From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump…

The Washington Post‘Troubling’ new VA report ignites wave of outrage

USA TodayIt’s on: Apple cranks up the Beats for $3B

POLITICO: Pressure intensifies on Shinseki

The HillIs it Ted Cruz’s Texas now?

Roll CallIn VA Scandal, More Senators Call for Shinseki’s Ouster, FBI Investigation

Daily Caller: The Case Against Reparations – ANTLE: Atlantic Writer Almost Makes It Himself

The Washington TimesBen Carson refuses to declare political party — or rule out 2016 White House run

National JournalSenior White House Official: Shinseki’s Job Is Up in the Air

Washington ExaminerLawmakers start calling for Eric Shinseki to step down

Huffington Post Politics: THE BATTLE FOR THE BLACK CAUCUS

WTOP: 11 trips on 495 Express Lanes = $10,000?

ABC 7: Veterans Affairs scandal: Patients waited average of 115 days for first appointment

NBC 4: Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Through Evening

CBS 9: Poet, author Maya Angelou dead at 86

Fox 5: Police: Woman raped inside apartment in Woodbridge