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U.S. veterans health probe confirms cover-up of care delays

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May 29, 2014
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Calls for U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign grow louder after the agency's inspector general confirms "systemic" and widespread VA scheduling abuses to cover up long wait times for veterans' healthcare. Vanessa Johnston reports. Video provided by Reuters


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