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Men Exonerated in Malcolm X Killing to Receive $36 Million

Malcolm X in 1964.
Malcolm X in 1964.

Photographer: Truman Moore/The Chronicle Collection/Getty Images

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New York (AP) -- The city of New York is settling lawsuits filed on behalf of two men who were exonerated last year for the 1965 assassination of Malcolm X, agreeing to pay $26 million for the wrongful convictions which led to both men spending decades behind bars.

The state of New York will pay an additional $10 million. David Shanies, an attorney representing the men, confirmed the settlements on Sunday.