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'Keep Marysville white': racist remark by would-be councilor shocks Michigan city

'Keep Marysville white': racist remark by would-be councilor shocks Michigan cityA question about diversity in a candidate’s forum produced a jaw-dropping response from first-time candidate Jean CramerJean Cramer, a candidate for the Marysville city council, gives her opening remarks during a candidate forum on Thursday at Marysville City Hall in Michigan. Photograph: Brian Wells/APFor the first hour of the election forum in Marysville, Michigan, on Thursday night the debate between the five candidates for a city council seat dealt with the local subjects you might expect – how to improve Little League fields, new real estate developments and the like.Then the question came: “Do you believe the diversity of our community needs to be looked at?”First to answer was Jean Cramer, a local resident running her first political campaign. She replied: “Keep Marysville a white community as much as possible.”Her response, reported by the Times-Herald newspaper in Port Huron, sent a ripple of laughter and then shock across the hall. Marysville, a small town of 10,000 north-east of Detroit, is 98% white and 0.3% African American.Cramer’s unalloyed remark was immediately denounced by other Marysville figures. The town’s acting mayor, Kathy Hayman, said: “I don’t even know that I can talk yet, I’m so upset and shocked.”Hayman added that her father was Syrian. “So basically, what you’ve said is that my father and his family had no business in this community.”The outgoing mayor, Dan Damman, called Cramer’s comments “as vile as they were jaw-dropping”.After the forum ended, Cramer doubled down on her racist outburst to the Times Herald.She insisted she was not “against blacks” but went on to say: “A husband and wife need to be the same race … That’s how it’s been [since] … God created the heaven and the earth. He created Adam and Eve at the same time.”Paradoxically, of the five candidates in November’s mayoral election, Cramer has the weakest roots within Marysville. The other four were born in the town or have lived there for decades, but as the Times Herald pointed out she only moved to the community within the last 10 years.



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Slaying of star golfer from Spain shocks Iowa college town

Slaying of star golfer from Spain shocks Iowa college townAMES, Iowa (AP) — A star collegiate golfer from Spain was attacked and killed by a homeless stranger while she was playing a round alone near her campus in Iowa, police said Tuesday.



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$4 verdict shocks family of man fatally shot by police

$  4 verdict shocks family of man fatally shot by policeThe family of Gregory Hill, who was killed in 2014 after two Florida sheriff’s deputies responded to a noise complaint at his home, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the sheriff’s office. The jury awarded his family $ 4.



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Murder of anti-Kremlin war reporter shocks Russians

Murder of anti-Kremlin war reporter shocks RussiansRussia’s embattled liberal community was reeling Wednesday from the murder of fiercely anti-Kremlin journalist Arkady Babchenko who was gunned down in Ukraine after leaving Moscow following a campaign of harassment. A prominent Russian war correspondent, Babchenko, 41, was murdered on Tuesday evening in a contract-style killing in the stairwell of his building in the Ukrainian capital Kiev where he moved last year. The journalist was killed less than a month after President Vladimir Putin was inaugurated for his fourth Kremlin term and as Russia gears up to host the World Cup later this month.



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2019 Ford F-150 Raptor’s Shocks Learn to Code

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor’s Shocks Learn to CodeFord will also offer Recaro seats in the off-roader.



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The Latest: Saudi crown prince shocks kingdom with arrests

The Latest: Saudi crown prince shocks kingdom with arrestsRIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on Saudi Arabia, where dozens of princes and former ministers have been arrested as authorities announce an anti-corruption drive (all times local):



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Death of U.S. student held by North Korea shocks fellow ex-detainees

Death of U.S. student held by North Korea shocks fellow ex-detaineesLike student Otto Warmbier, he visited North Korea with a tour group and was taken into custody at the airport when trying to leave. Warmbier, 22, died at a Cincinnati hospital on Monday, just days after he was released from captivity in a coma. “Otto Warmbier’s death was a sudden tragedy for all of America,” Fowle said in a telephone interview on Tuesday.



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‘Pregnant’ schoolgirl display shocks Venezuelans

By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) – A display showing mannequins of pregnant schoolgirls at a Caracas mall is shocking shoppers and stirring debate over sex education in Venezuela. The idea is to draw attention to an adolescent pregnancy rate they say is one of the worst in South America with one girl under-18 becoming pregnant every three minutes and 23 percent of all births coming in that age category. Her friend Auriselvia Torrealba, 20, was more sympathetic, seeing a higher purpose to the shock campaign. You see pregnant girls all the time on the streets.
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