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S.D. case may allow claims against U.S.

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A court victory by a Native American woman from Wounded Knee, S.D., may pave the way for Navajos who have been injured by federal government officials to get compensation. The woman, Lavetta Elk, received a judgment from a federal judge requiring the federal government to pay her $600,000 after she was sexually assaulted by an Army recruiter in his car in January 2003.

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