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Baton Rouge Desegregation Case Settled

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Baton Rouge Desegregation Case Settled

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Baton Rouge Desegregation Case Settled

Baton Rouge Desegregation Case Settled

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A federal judge approves a settlement of the nation's longest-running school-desegregation lawsuit. The case began 47 years ago in Baton Rouge, La. The settlement focuses on improving funding for the public school system, which is now more than 70-percent black. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports.