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Eric Shinseki steps down as VA chief amid wait list scandal
Eric Shinseki steps down as VA chief amid wait list scandal

After weeks of being bombarded by some veterans groups and lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle, Eric K. Shinseki bowed to the inevitable Friday and stepped down as secretary of Veterans Affairs, saying he wanted to avoid being a distraction as the nation tries to fix the scandal in the delivery of healthcare to veterans. The problems at the agency appeared even more acute in an audit released by the White House later Friday. Waiting times for care at the majority of the 216 facilities examined appeared to be manipulated, the audit found. That audit followed another preliminary report, released earlier this week, that showed the agency’s problems were widespread. ...

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