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$180 million settlement OK'd in Agent Orange suit

A federal judge yesterday formally approved the $180 million settlement between seven chemical companies and Vietnam veterans exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange, ending five years of legal wrangling. Five hearings across the nation were held to ask veterans and their families whether the settlement was fair. Frank McCarthy, president of the Vietnam Veterans Agent Orange Victims, called the decision a ''victory.''

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