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The Nation

Loretta Cornelius is ignoring a two-week-old White House request that she resign as deputy director of the Office of Personnel Management, Reagan Administration officials said. Cornelius, whose Senate testimony helped prevent her former boss, Donald J. Devine, from continuing as OPM director, has given no indication she will comply with the Nov. 8 request, said OPM spokesman James Lafferty. Her attorney, Joseph Petrillo, has said repeatedly that his client does not consider that she has received a formal request to resign from President Reagan.


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