Former US Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki
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Veterans Secretary Eric Shinseki resigns after report

US Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned amid a scandal over delayed care and falsified records at the agency's hospitals.

President Barack Obama said Mr Shinseki told him he did not want to be a distraction as the agency tried to fix Veterans Affairs hospitals.

The BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan reports that Mr Obama said he accepted the resignation "with considerable regret".

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