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Wal-Mart settles ethnic harassment suit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc's <WMT.N> Sam's Club settled an ethnic harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which alleged several employees of Mexican descent endured slurs. Full story

Philadelphia tops list of U.S. most toxic cities

Philadelphia, Bakersfield and Fresno, California, are the most toxic cities in America, according to a new study that looked at air and water quality in metropolitan areas. Full story

Hmong general denied Arlington burial

Thousands of sobbing mourners in military uniform and traditional Hmong dress paid their final respects Friday to the late Gen. Vang Pao, a U.S. ally in the Vietnam War whose proposed burial at Arlington National Cemetery was denied by the Army. Full story

Reuters: UPDATE 1-BofA's Countrywide sued by Michigan, Fresno

NEW YORK, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp's Countrywide mortgage unit was hit with two lawsuits accusing itof misleading investors about its finances. Full story

Cougar queen crowned in California

   Amy Luna Manderino, 44, took top honors as Miss Cougar California for the second year in a row at the state's second annual Cougar Convention in Fresno.

Gas prices jump 5 cents in 2-week span

A new survey finds the average price of regular gasoline in the U.S. jumped 5.2 cents in the last two weeks. Full story

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