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Feds to pay $940M to settle claims over tribal contracts

Ramah Navajo Chapter President David Jose, right, is surrounded by federal and tribal officials as he speaks about a $940 million settlement with the federal government during a news conference at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Albuquerque, N.M., on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. The settlement stems from a decades-old claim that the government failed to adequately compensate tribes while they managed education, law enforcement and other federal services. (AP Photo/Mary Hudetz)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Obama administration has agreed to pay hundreds of Native American tribes nearly $1 billion to settle a decades-old claim that the government failed to adequately compensate tribes while they managed education, law enforcement and other federal services.

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