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Wisconsin Veterans Secretary resigns

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MADISON, Wis. (KWWL) -

Wisconsin's embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Ken Black says he's stepping down. 

Black was appointed in November 2009 after the board fired then-Secretary John Scocos.  Former employees of the agency filed complaints against Black, who is African-American, saying he was trying to purge the agency of older white workers. 

Black has denied the accusations.  As recently as December the state Department of Veterans Affairs' board that appoints the secretary was considering launching a national search for a secretary.

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