He's gone: Shinseki resigns under pressure _ a 'distraction' in fixing VA system's failings

  • by: JULIE PACE , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 30, 2014 - 3:20 PM

WASHINGTON — Beset by growing evidence of patient delays and cover-ups, embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned from President Barack Obama's Cabinet Friday, taking the blame for what he decried as a "lack of integrity" in the sprawling health care system for the nation's military veterans.

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