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Tenn. child agency head quits as deaths questioned

NASHVILLE — The head of Tennessee’s child welfare agency resigned Tuesday under scrutiny over how her agency handled the cases of children who were investigated as possible victims of abuse and neglect, then later died.

Governor Bill Haslam announced Kate O’Day’s resignation as Department of Children’s Services commissioner, saying, ‘‘She was concerned that she had become more of a focus than the children the department serves.’’

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