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Japanese Lawmaker Criticized for Linking Obama to Slaves

A Japanese lawmaker is being criticized for saying President Barack Obama was a descendant of black slaves and therefore would have been an unthinkable choice in America's early history. Kazuya Maruyama, a lawyer-turned-lawmaker in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party, apologized hours after making the remark at a parliamentary constitutional panel, saying it was misleading. Maruyama said Wednesday:  “Today, America has a black person as President. A person who...

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