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Jury awards black D.C. officers $425K for retaliation

WASHINGTON — A federal jury has for the second time ruled in favor of five black District of Columbia police officers who said they were retaliated against after raising allegations of racial discrimination. The jury awarded the officers $425,000 in ...

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Severn man suing Navy for $500K-plus for discrimination

A 58-year-old Severn man who claims that the Navy “continuously … discriminated against and reprised against” him because he complained about age, race and gender discrimination, is suing the military for more than $500,000.

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Sotomayor criticizes prosecutor for racial remark

WASHINGTON — Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Monday publicly criticized a federal prosecutor for what she called “a racially charged remark” during a drug trial. The comment came as the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of Bongani Charles ...

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Bank of America reaches $335M settlement over Countrywide loans

Bank of America agreed to pay $335 million to resolve allegations that its Countrywide unit engaged in a widespread pattern of discrimination against qualified African-American and Hispanic borrowers on home loans. The settlement with the U.S. Justice Department was filed ...

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Baltimore taken to task over police beard ban

SILVER SPRING — The story was eerily familiar to Glendora Hughes: a police officer in Baltimore with a skin condition common among black men was forced to shave against his doctor’s advice. When Hughes, the general counsel for the Maryland ...

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