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White Wyoming legislator is under fire over 'racist' tweet about the state's first black sheriff after sharing a clip from a movie with a black character asking, 'Where the white women at?'

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A white Wyoming state legislator has apologized after sparking outrage by posting a racially charged tweet seemingly poking fun at the state’s first black sheriff. Republican state Rep. Cyrus Western replied on social media on Monday to an article about Albany County Sheriff Aaron Appelhans’ recent appointment with a clip that showed a black character from the classic comedy Blazing Saddles asking, 'Hey, where the white women at?' Western said he has since called Appelhans to apologize. The state representative, who deleted his tweet after sparking backlash, said that his post was intended to be a reference to Mel Brooks' classic 1974 satirical Western and not meant to disparage the state’s first black sheriff.  Scroll down for video  Wyoming state legislator Cyrus Western on Monday shared on Twitter this clip from the 1974 comedy Blazing Saddles in response to an article about the recent appointment of the state's first black sheriff  Republican state Rep. Western, who

A merry little Christmas? No chance! The Yorkshire shepherdess will struggle to keep her festive bubble small with nine children, 58 chickens, 850 sheep and a pet cow that eats her knickers

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Sometimes a lowly cattle shed is just too . . . lowly. Not to mention outdoorsy.  Ciara the Cow — so called because she arrived during Storm Ciara in February — would rather spend the festive period indoors, with the family, thank you very much. 'She was fed by hand as a calf because her mother didn't have any milk, so she thinks she's a human,' says Amanda Owen, aka the Yorkshire Shepherdess and the woman who is possibly the most famous (not to mention glamorous) farmer in Britain. 'If a door is left open in the house — and with nine children there is always a door left open — she just comes in. Amanda Owen, aka the Yorkshire Shepherdess and the woman who is possibly the most famous (not to mention glamorous) farmer in Britain 'She doesn't like the rain. It's a problem, actually. I'll be doing something and I'll shout "why do I smell cow?" and she will be in the living room.  'She likes to eat underwear, so we are forever prising a

Grenfell cladding firm chief is a part-time fireman in France but he STILL won't speak to inquiry as he uses obscure law to not take the stand

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A former boss at the firm that made flammable cladding for Grenfell Tower is a fireman in France, the Daily Mail can reveal. Claude Wehrle offers fire safety advice to families in his role as a part-time fire brigade lieutenant in the picturesque town of Colmar. But he is refusing to give evidence to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, using an obscure French law that he claims prevents him from taking the stand. He is considered a crucial witness because he warned the cladding was dangerous six years before 72 people died when the tower caught fire in June 2017. Claude Wehrle shows off a fire command post. He was then a technical manager for the French arm of cladding supplier Arconic, whose annual revenue is £11billion He was then a technical manager for the French arm of cladding supplier Arconic, whose annual revenue is £11billion. After leaving in January he now works as deputy technical director for construction firm Rinaldi Structal, which also designs building facades. Mr Wehrle, a fa

Yule fuel rip-off to hit drivers: Petrol giants cash in on the festive break as some charge more than £10 over the national average for a tank to cap off a year of fleecing

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Motorists are being ripped off by petrol firms cashing in on the great Christmas getaway. Retailers were accused of profiteering as it emerged that some motorway services are charging more than £10 over the national average for a tank of fuel. Average pump prices have risen to 115.5p a litre for unleaded and 118.9p for diesel, compared with lows of 106.7p and 111.9p in May. The RAC said the current average price is more than 2p a litre too expensive than it would be if retailers played fair with drivers.   The RAC said the current average price is more than 2p a litre too expensive than it would be if retailers played fair with drivers (file image) The AA accused petrol providers of ramping up prices before the holiday rush. The motoring organisations pointed out that average prices were a penny lower in August, when wholesale costs were almost the same as they are now. Meanwhile, a snapshot survey by the Mail has highlighted extortionate prices at motorway forecourts. Motorists using

New Netflix comedy special Schulz Saves America is slammed as 'racist' and 'dangerous' over its jokes blaming Asians for the coronavirus pandemic and referring to virus as 'Wuhanic plague'

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New Netflix comedy special Schulz Saves America has been slammed as 'racist' and 'dangerous' over its jokes blaming Asians for the coronavirus pandemic and referring to the virus as the 'Wuhanic plague.'   The new series, which premiered on the streaming service on Thursday, is hosted by standup comedian and YouTuber Andrew Schulz, who recaps the chaotic events that occurred in 2020.     The comedy special only consists of four, 15-minute episodes, but has already ruffled a few feathers on social media.  New comedy special Schulz Saves America premiered on Netflix on Thursday The short series is hosted by standup comedian and YouTuber Andrew Schulz, who recaps the chaotic events that occurred in 2020 Critics took issue with Schulz's offensive humor and his irreverent commentary on the deadly virus, which he also refers to as the 'Asian parasite'. During the opening of the first episode, Schulz accuses China of 'shoving' the disease 'down

Monster mom, 23, dumped her two-year-old daughter's body in a lake after boyfriend 'sexually abused and beat her to death' - then dressed life-size DOLL in child's clothes and pushed it around in a stroller to cover up death

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A Texas mother has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for throwing the body of her dead two-year-old daughter into a lake and then attempting to cover up the crime by dressing up a life-side doll in her clothing. Tiaundra Christon was found guilty last week of one count of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with the intent to impair a human corpse in connection with the 2018 death of her daughter, Hazana Anderson. Christon, 23, on Monday was handed the maximum punishment of 20 years, with credit for 547 days served, and a $10,000 fine. Tiaundra Christon, 23 , has been convicted of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, and sentenced to 20 years in prison in connection with the 2018 death of her daughter, Hazana Anderson Christon's boyfriend, Kenny Hewett, 34, pleaded guilty to the same charge as the mother last year and was also sentenced to 20 years in prison. Hazana Anderson was reported missing by her mother in October 2018, sparking a massive search. He

Pad fit for a president! JFK's former Georgetown home where he lived for two years with his sister - and was staying when he met Jackie - sells for $4.2million

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President John F. Kennedy's Georgetown residence, where he lived when he met Jacqueline Bouvier, his future wife, has sold for $4.2million.  Kennedy lived in the three-bedroom home with his sister, Eunice, from 1949 to 1951, Town and Country reports. During this time, he served as a junior member of the Senate for the state of Massachusetts.  The former president would meet his eventual bride in the May of 1951, when the two were introduced during a dinner party at a nearby home in the area, according to the New York Post.  The pair would eventually marry in 1953, and just ten years later Kennedy would become president.  President John F. Kennedy's Georgetown residence, where he lived when he met Jacqueline Bouvier, his future wife, has sold for $4.2million Kennedy lived in the three-bedroom home with his sister, Eunice, from 1949 to 1951. The former president would meet his eventual bride in the May of 1951, when the two were introduced during a dinner party at a nearby home i