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Justin Berl/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) — Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong was sent to the hospital Monday after he was hit in the head by a pitch from Colorado Rockies starter Jordan Lyles.

According to the team, Vogelsong suffered a left eye injury and was admitted to Allegheny General Hospital. The Pirates said more information would be available Tuesday.

After the hit in the second inning, Vogelsong fell to the ground covering his left eye. Pittsburgh head athletic trainer Todd Tomcyzk was able to sit him up and according to ESPN, there was blood coming out of Vogelsong’s nose.

Despite the hit, the Pirates defeated the Rockies 6-3.

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Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(OKLAHOMA CITY) — Golden State Warriors’ guard Draymond Green will not be suspended for Game 4 after he kicked the groin of Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams.

Green reiterated Monday that the kick in the second quarter of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals was accidental, and denied allegations from Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook that it was intentional.

“You know, Russell said I did it on purpose, but he’s a part of the superstar group that started all this acting in the NBA,” Green said Monday according to ESPN. “I didn’t. So, I sold the call. [The official] called me that way. I sold the call.”

He was given a Flagrant-1 foul for the kick.

Green has been compared to Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dahntay Jones, who was recently suspended for one game after he struck Raptors center Bismack Biyombo in the groin during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

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Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald on Monday likened the significance of measuring the amount of time it takes veterans to receive healthcare from the department to waiting for rides at Disney parks, an attempt to downplay the value of the figures, which attracted widespread criticism from department critics and veterans’ organizations.

“We should be measuring the veterans’ satisfaction. I mean, what really counts is how does the veteran feel about their encounter with the VA,” McDonald said to reporters at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. “When you go to Disney, do they measure the number of hours you wait in line? Or what’s important?”

“What’s important is what’s your satisfaction with the experience,” he continued. Disney is the parent company of ABC News.

According to department data, as of May 1, patients wait an average of seven days for primary care, 10 days for specialty care and four days for mental health care. The department drew fire two years ago when a whistleblower said that 40 veterans died waiting up to 21 months for care.

The head of the VA at the time, Eric Shinseki, resigned.

The comments were set upon immediately by politicians and advocacy groups.

This is not make-believe, Mr. Secretary. Veterans have died waiting in those lines. https://t.co/OxfT3AYzTi

— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) May 23, 2016

Obama’s VA Secretary just said we shouldn’t measure
wait times. Hillary says VA problems are not ‘widespread.’ I will take care of
our vets!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 23, 2016

“You can’t compare veteran healthcare to a tourist’s experience,” House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Florida, said in an interview with ABC News, adding that he still supports McDonald.

“There’s no question that Secretary McDonald still has my confidence, but he has got to quit singing the song of the status quo like he has done in many instances on accountability,” Miller continued.

The American Legion also took issue with the comments.

“The American Legion agrees that the VA Secretary’s analogy between Disneyland and VA wait times was an unfortunate comparison because people don’t die while waiting to go on Space Mountain,” National Commander Dale Barnett said in a statement.

McDonald, an Army veteran, was appointed and confirmed in 2014 amid efforts to reform VA care and reduce waiting times after reports that agency officials had doctored waiting time records, replacing Shinseki.

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nevada, sent a letter to McDonald Monday afternoon, criticizing the secretary for exhibiting “a severe lack of judgement drawing into question your ability to provide accountability within your agency.”

The VA said in a statement that it takes the duty of serving veterans “seriously.”

“We know that Veterans are still waiting too long for care. In our effort to determine how we can better meet Veterans’ needs, knowing that their satisfaction is our most important measure, we have heard them tell us that wait times alone are not the only indication of their experience with VA and that’s why we must transform the way we do business,” the agency said in a statement.

“We have learned that figures measuring the wrong metric can cause unintended consequences and confusion like the 14 day measure back in 2014 that was central to employees managing to a metric rather than to the real need of our patients.”

The agency says that it is the only healthcare system that publicly shares wait times.

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ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(LOS ANGELES) — After a hiatus from the stump, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump hits the trail again this week, making several stops across the West Coast.

He begins his trip in New Mexico, traveling next to California, North Dakota, Montana and ends in San Diego. Though he has no remaining opponents, Trump has not yet clinched the number of delegates needed to secure the nomination.

“He’s not going to take one vote for granted,” one campaign official told ABC News.

His last visit to California was an acrimonious one; he was met by so many protesters outside of San Francisco that he was forced to avert them by walking around fencing up a grassy hill.

“That was not the easiest entrance I’ve ever made… it felt like I was crossing the border actually,” Trump joked at the beginning of his remarks.

While his campaign is prepared for the protests, officials stress that his supporters will see the same Trump they’ve always supported, noting that the themes that have accounted for his ascent to the top of the ticket will remain, including building a wall separating the U.S. from Mexico.

Trump’s public schedule in past weeks has been noticeably light. Last week, he held a fundraiser in New Jersey to pay off Gov. Chris Christie’s campaign debt. Trump then traveled to Kenutcky where he spoke to the NRA’s annual convention, receiving the endorsement from the gun rights group. But before that, he hadn’t held a public event in over a week.

Officials say that he was “building party unity” in the time off; indeed, in the past month, he’s met with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, the Chair of the Republican National Committee Reince Preibus, the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell and, on Monday, met with Sen. Bob Corker, R-TN, on foreign affairs. Corker is widely considered a possible selection for Trump’s VP, though he told reporters on Monday, “I have no reason to believe I’m being considered.”

And aside from his rallies, Trump will also begin to fundraise more, abandoning finally his pledge to “self-fund” his campaign.

He’ll attend a fundraiser in Los Angeles Wednesday night that benefits both his campaign and the RNC. And officials say that his fundraising efforts will greatly increase after voting ends on June 7.

But for now, albeit technically, he’s still a candidate; officials say that Trump’s public schedule will remain vigorous until then.

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DigitalVision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Just a fraction of terminally-ill cancer patients fully understood their prognosis according to a new small study published today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medicine followed 178 cancer patients who were determined to be terminally ill. They interviewed each patient to see if they understood the gravity of their disease and their future prognosis.

Patients were asked what stage cancer they had, their current health status, how long they expected to live and if they had recently had a life-expectancy discussion with their doctor. Just 5 percent of the patients accurately answered all four questions about their disease and prognosis correctly. Additionally 23 percent of patients had a both recent and previous discussion about their life-expectancy with their doctor, according to the study.

Holly Prigerson, co-author and Director of the Center for Research on End of Life Care at Weill Cornell Medical Center, said it was a “shock” to see how few of the patients fully understood their prognoses. Prigerson said in some cases patients may not “hear” a terminal diagnosis if their physician avoids being blunt about their life expectancy or lack of treatment options.

“Our point is a lot of them don’t want to know, but they need to know basic information about the disease and illness and treatment options,” said Prigerson told ABC News.

She emphasized that doctors themselves have a hard time telling a patient there’s nothing left that can save his or her life, but patients should be given all information so they can make better decisions.

“It’s a difficult topic,” said Prigerson. “Have patients understand, if that they are being offered treatment, it’s not a cure. And they really have months not years to live.”

Prigerson said previous studies have dispelled the idea that terminal patients who are told the truth fare worse than other patients who aren’t given full information about their conditions.

Dr. Barbara Daly, director of our clinical ethics program, at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, explained that these end-of-life conversations are difficult since some patients find the information itself “threatening.”

“When you look at how people deal with information, some people deal with it by wanting more and more information,” said Daly. “Some people deal with it and they see it as a threat in a sense so they don’t hear it.”

Daly also said that some doctors speak in medical terms that can be confusing for a patient.

“It takes a high level of skill to talk to people…to present it in a way where it’s understandable,” said Daly. “Doctors…they literally forget how to talk like a normal person.”

Daly said some medical centers are now using a designated person, such as a social worker or nurse practitioner, to talk to patients so that they fully understand their diagnosis and can get more time to talk about their disease.

Although the study didn’t focus on finding a solution, the authors did come to the unsurprising conclusion that the patients who recently had an end-of-life conversation with the oncologist had a better understanding of their illness than others who didn’t have this conversation. Daly said patients can take steps to ensure they understand their overall prognosis by bringing a family member to appointments and asking the doctor point blank questions.

“If the patient him or herself is comfortable saying ‘Tell me how long you think I have to live?’ or ‘Tell me if you think the treatment is going to help?'” they will get better information, Daly said. “If we’re going to help people, it’s part of the whole movement to get people to plan for their healthcare…to make their wishes known.”

Due to the limited nature of the study the findings may not be generalizable for a larger population.

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Courtesy Frank Chi(WASHINGTON) — In a new film to be shown at the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building over Memorial Day weekend, filmmaker Frank Chi attempts to help us learn from our darker moments in American history by juxtaposing them with the present.

The result is a heartbreaking resonance of past and present.

Chi filmed Muslim kids reading letters to Japanese-American survivors of the World War II internment camps. The letters were written by children in the internment camps, at a time when discrimination against Japanese Americans ran high. Many of the sentiments expressed in the letters sound eerily similar to the xenophobia that Muslim kids in America face today, more than 70 years later.

“We all know that there are people all over the world who hate certain races and they just can’t help it,” one of the letters in the film states, “but I’m sure when this war is over, there will be no racial discrimination, and we won’t have to doubt for a minute the great principles of democracy.”

Chi, the film’s director, told ABC News, “The idea sort of came to me at the end of last year, right after the Paris and San Bernardino attacks, and then when we had our very discouraging debate about Syrian refugees.”

Rep. Mike Honda, D-California, “said to me many years ago that the Islamophobia he hears today reminds him of what he heard growing up as a Japanese American,” Chi said. “This is something that a lot of survivors of these camps say.”

“The idea is powerful when you think about putting those two moments in history together,” Chi said, “I have been in a million film shoots before, and I’ve never cried on set before this.”

“Hate can be like a fungus, it just spreads. There needs to be moments when you see hate coming back into our politics, when you need to really remind people that we are talking about human beings here,” Chi told ABC News. “It’s important to respond to hate with love, and that to me is what this film does.”

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White House/Pete Souza(HANOI, Vietnam) — President Obama may have lunched with Vietnamese president Tran Dai Quang in the Presidential Palace, but he spent dinner in more modest surroundings: at a local restaurant in Hanoi.

Obama joined TV personality and travel guru Anthony Bourdain for a meal at a restaurant called Bún cha Huong Liên.

Bourdain shared a photo of the pair with the caption “The president’s chopstick skills are on point.” The president is seen holding a bottle as he chats with Bourdain over bowls of noodles.

The TV host noted on Twitter that the two were eating bun Cha, a Vietnamese dish of grilled pork and noodles. Bourdain said he picked up the $6 tab.

Low plastic stool, cheap but delicious noodles, cold Hanoi beer. pic.twitter.com/KgC3VIEPQr

— Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) May 23, 2016

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ABCNews.com(STOCKTON, Calif.) — A fired up President Clinton has made it clear as he blazes the campaign trail in California, he is going to fight back at Donald Trump.

In Stockton, California, on Monday, President Clinton joined the ranks of his wife, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, and called for Trump to release his taxes returns. Trump has declined to release his taxes until an audit is completed.

“Her opponent who never tires of telling us how much richer he is than the rest of us won’t release his tax returns,” said an animated Bill Clinton. The crowd loudly booed at the Trump reference.

Clinton continued, “Do you really think he’s going to be a force in raising working people’s incomes?” A woman from the crowd shouted “No!”

WATCH: @BillClinton: Trump “never tires of telling us how much richer he is,” but won’t release tax returns. https://t.co/RVSon45f0z

— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) May 23, 2016

Hillary Clinton has released more than 20 years of tax returns and have made them public on her website.

The president switches his campaign efforts to New Mexico Tuesday.

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Jason Miller/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) — LeBron James has offered to pay for Cavaliers teammate Dahntay Jones’ NBA fine after he punched Toronto Raptors center Bismack Biyombo in the groin in the final moments of Game 3.

James told Cleveland.com he would “take care of” the $80.17 fine, which is worth 1/110 of Jones’ 2015-16 salary (his salaray is about $8,800 because he was signed on the last day of the regular season).

“It is what it is, man,” Jones, who was also suspended for one game, told ESPN Monday about the punishment. “Can’t get too upset about it. It’s unfortunate, but it is what it is.”

Jones will be out for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals Monday night against the Raptors.

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iStock/Thinkstock(LIHUE, Hawaii) — In separate incidents, two planes crashed in Hawaii this morning, authorities said.

The first crash, which occurred at 9:30 a.m. local time, killed all five adults on-board the Cessna 182H taking off for a skydiving trip, going down shortly after departure from Port Allen Airport on the island of Kauai, according to Hawaii Department of Transportation spokesman Tim Sakahara.

The plane held a pilot, two instructors and two jumpers, likely preparing for a tandem jump over the island, Sakahara said.

The crash caused a brush fire just outside the fence line of the airport, where one of the victims was transported to a local hospital before being pronounced dead, authorities said.

Kauai Fire Department said the plane belonged to Skydive Kaua. The company did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.

The second crash occurred under more unclear circumstances, but with less grim results.

According to Honolulu EMS, the separate accident occurred about 2 hours later when a 56-year-old pilot and his 52-year-old female passenger crashed just yards off the shore of the island of Oahu. Both were rescued by Ocean Safety lifeguards and brought to shore. They both survived the crash. One had injuries, but was declared stable.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor told ABC News the Beechcraft Sundowner experienced engine trouble while inbound to Honolulu International Airport and landed just off of Makaha Beach.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate both crashes, according to Gregor and the NTSB.

Sakahara confirmed the second crash and told ABC News the weather appeared clear Monday morning.

@erindooley @ABC pic.twitter.com/9MiuOoDh16

— Morgan Kindlesparger (@mokindlesparger) May 23, 2016

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