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Latest Cabinet-Level Shakeup at White House Ousts V.A. Secretary Shulkin

March 29, 2018: It’s been rumored for weeks in political circles, and on Wednesday evening President Trump made it official: Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is out and will be replaced in the coming weeks by the president’s physician, Navy Admiral Ronny Jackson. Shulkin was an Obama-era holdover, who quickly became the target of accusations of spending abuses, mismanagement, and suffered a staff rebellion within the agency. The Takeaway looks at this latest cabinet-level departure. Plus, we examine the ransomware attack holding Atlanta's digital systems hostage; the Wisconsin special elections that Governor Walker had been trying to delay; the tiny provision in the federal spending bill that President Trump signed last week which could have an outsize impact on minor league baseball players; and the way scientific research has been designed to emphasize male bodies.

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