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Retiring Dorgan spurs action on Indian issues

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- By any measure, 2010 was a banner year on Capitol Hill for American Indians.

And a huge factor was the pending retirement of a lone senator -- North Dakota's Byron Dorgan.

After years of trying, Congress passed several landmark bills for Indians, including laws overhauling tribal health care and law enforcement and settling a 15-year legal battle over lost royalties for mismanaged Indian lands.

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