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Native Americans settle with USDA for $760 million

By Spencer S. Hsu and Krissah Thompson

By The Post's Spencer S. Hsu and Krissah Thompson:

The Obama administration announced a $760 million settlement Tuesday to resolve charges by thousands of Native American farmers and ranchers who say that for decades the Agriculture Department discriminated against them in loan programs.
The farmers have fought for 11 years and through three administrations to resolve the case.
"The settlement announced today will allow USDA and the Native American farmers involved in the lawsuit to move forward and focus on the future," Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said in a statement.

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By Spencer S. Hsu and Krissah Thompson  | October 19, 2010; 6:30 PM ET
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