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U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki addresses The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans conference in Washington Friday. (Reuters photo)

Obama accepts VA chief Shinseki resignation with 'regret'

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By David Alexander and Mark Felsenthal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned on Friday following a meeting with President Barack Obama that came amid a firestorm of outrage over delays in medical care for U.S. veterans.

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