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First lady wants to end veteran homelessness

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WASHINGTON (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The Obama administration is out to show that not all the news coming out of Washington about veterans is bad these days.

Michelle Obama is putting the spotlight on a program that is working to reduce homelessness among veterans.

The first lady on Wednesday will welcome to the White House some 20 mayors and local officials who are among dozens around the country participating in the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness.

The Obama administration in 2010 set a goal of ending homelessness among veterans by the end of 2015. Vet homelessness has dropped by 24 percent since then.

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned last week amid a furor over patient delays and allegations of falsified waiting lists at VA hospitals and clinics nationwide.

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