Afternoon Lede Check – 5.21.14

VA Scandal still leads the news, via POLITICO, Washington Examiner, and Fox5. Washington Post and USA Today on 80 US troops sent in search of Nigerian schoolgirls. And storms expected in the region tonight.

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

The Washington PostMore U.S. troops sent in search for Ni­ger­ian girls

USA TodayU.S. sends 80 troops for Nigeria schoolgirl search

POLITICOObama defends Shinseki, demands VA answers

The HillPelosi names 5 Democrats to Benghazi panel to fight ‘abuses’

Roll CallGOP Bucks Heritage Action, Advances WRRDA Bill

Daily Caller: ‘Certain People Keep Debating This Issue’ – CNN Anchor Rages Against ‘Climate Change Deniers’ During Straight News Hour

The Washington TimesTed Cruz scolds FBI director on handling of IRS probe

National JournalHow Obama Became the Superhero of Excuses

Washington ExaminerObama stands behind Eric Shinseki at Veterans Affairs

Huffington Post Politics: BOYS CLUB

WTOP: More at risk after 2nd measles case

ABC 7: REPORT: Washington Monument elevator failures date back at least a year

NBC 4: Metro Plans to Eliminate Paper Fare Card Sales

CBS 9: Yellow Alert Tonight T-storms, some heavy

Fox 5: Obama: Any misconduct at Veterans Affairs will be punished