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Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki told Congress he will stay on despite growing calls for his resignation. Mr. Shinseki, a disabled veteran, has headed the department since the beginning of President Obama's first term, when the VA's report identified many of the problems the department has yet to fix. (Associated Press)
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Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki told Congress he will stay on despite growing calls for his resignation. Mr. Shinseki, a disabled veteran, has headed the department since the beginning of President Obama's first term, when the VA's report identified many of the problems the department has yet to fix. (Associated Press)

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