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USDA Offers $1.3 Billion Discrimination Settlement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Obama administration on Tuesday offered $1.3 billion to settle complaints from female and Latino farmers who say they faced discrimination from the Agriculture Department. The proposal comes as Congress is poised to approve a $1.25 billion settlement with African-American...

Ousted USDA Employee Sues Conservative Blogger

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) A former Agriculture Department employee who was shown in an edited video making what appeared to be racist remarks has sued the conservative blogger who posted the video that led to her dismissal. Shirley Sherrod said Monday that she is "still reeling" from being ousted...