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Lawmaker apologizes for NBA tweet

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By Don Davis

Forum News Service

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota state Rep. Pat Garofalo said he was just trying to be funny when he tweeted an item that has drawn national attention with charges that it was racist.

The prolific Twitter user, a Farmington Republican, said Monday that he unfairly painted all National Basketball Association players as lawless and that he didn't intend his tweet as racist.

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