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File - Probationary fire fighters sit during a graduation ceremony at the Christian Cultural Center in New York, Dec. 5, 2013. Their graduating class was the most diverse in Fire Department history with 62 percent minorities. | Holly Kellum

New York City Fire Department Settles Racist Hiring Practices Claims

The Justice Department says it has reached an agreement in principle with the city of New York and intervening plaintiffs to settle an employment discrimination lawsuit involving the New York City Fire Department (FDNY).