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Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson speaks at a news conference. Despite secret lists and charges that veterans died because of long wait times, every senior VA executive received high marks over the past four years, the department revealed last week.  (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson speaks at a news conference. Despite secret lists and charges that veterans died because of long wait times, every senior VA executive received high marks over the past four years, the department revealed last week. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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