Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigns amid veterans' health care issues

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki pauses while speaking

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki pauses while speaking at a meeting of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, Friday, May 30, 2014, in Washington. President Barack Obama says he plans to have a "serious conversation" with Shinseki about whether he can stay in his job. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) (May 30, 2014 5:29 PM)

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki announced his resignation Friday amid widespread troubles in the VA health care system.

President Barack Obama appointed Sloan Gibson to serve as temporary head of the VA as he chooses a permanent replacement. Gibson joined the VA as its No. 2 deputy about three months ago; he had previously served as president of the USO, the nonprofit organization...

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