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(BET) — The state of North Carolina has issued an apology to victims who were sterilized under state eugenics laws and is working on a plan to compensate victims.  Beginning before World War II and ending in 1977, 7,600 men, women and children as young as 10 years old were sterilized under North Carolina’s eugenics laws, the Associated Press reports.The state estimates between 1,500 and 2,000 of those victims are still living.

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