CNN settles lawsuit with Kentucky teen in demonstration

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NEW YORK (AP) – CNN has settled a lawsuit with Kentucky teenager Nicholas Sandmann, after he suddenly became a public figure through pictures of an encounter at a Washington demonstration last year.

Sandmann claimed media organizations falsely labeled him as a racist as he stood, wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat near a Native American man, when the two were near the Lincoln Memorial.

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Both Sandmann and the man, Nathan Phillips, said they were trying to defuse tensions between competing demonstrators.

CNN and Sandmann lawyer Todd McMurtry confirms the settlement.