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Obama Accepts Veterans Affairs Chief's Resignation

Gen. Eric Shinseki, head of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, has resigned, saying he did "not want to be a distraction" after a government investigation confirmed widespread shortcomings in the health care the nation provides its military veterans.   President Barack Obama announced the resignation in a White House address Friday morning, saying he accepted it "with considerable regret." He has appointed Sloan Gibson, Shinseki's deputy, to be...

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