Portsmouth’s settlement over firefighter test OK’D

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A federal judge Thursday approved a settlement between Portsmouth and the U.S. Justice Department over claims that the city’s firefighter exam discriminated against black applicants.

Portsmouth has agreed to stop using the entry-level exam, hire 10 black applicants who scored poorly on the test and were passed over for jobs, and pay $145,000 to a group of applicants denied jobs.

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