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Right-wing tabloid slammed for using racist dog whistle in story about Prince Harry marrying biracial actress

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A right-wing tabloid in the United Kingdom is facing criticism after publishing a headline describing writer Sarah Vine’s “niggling worry” about Prince Harry marrying biracial actress Meghan Markle.

“Yes, they joyfully in love,” reads the headline of Vine’s front-page story in the Daily Mail. “So why do I have a niggling worry about this engagement picture?”

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The word “niggling” in and of itself is not racist, as it’s defined as a persistent discomfort or concern. However, it is also very close to the word “nigling,” a slur used by white supremacists to disparage black children.

Given that headline writers are often very careful and deliberate in the words they choose — especially if those words could provoke strong reactions, and thus help sell more papers — some critics believe that the Daily Mail intentionally used the word “niggling” as a racist dog whistle.

Check out some reactions from UK Twitter users below.

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WATCH: Saturday Night Live airs Christmas special — that’s just one giant dig at the Electoral College

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NBC's "Saturday Night Live" aired an opening skit that was just one giant attack on the electoral college.

A snowman introduced the segment, saying that we could look in on the holiday table conversation thanks to hacked Nest cams.

The skit featured a house in San Francisco, California, a second in Charleston, South Carolina and a third in Atlanta, Georgia.

Each dinner table debated impeachment, and the differences between President Donald Trump and his predecessor, President Barack Obama.

But then the snowman said that none of their votes matter.

"They'll debate the issues all year long, but then it all comes down to 1,000 people in Wisconsin who won't even think about the election until the morning of," the snowman said. "And that's the magic of the Electoral College."

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Georgia mayor being recalled for racism resigns from office: report

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Hoschton Mayor Theresa Kenerly resigned in a special city council meeting held on Saturday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Saturday.

"The resignation came just days after Councilman Jim Cleveland resigned saying he‘d rather leave office on his own terms than face voters in a recall election next month," the newspaper reported. "Both resignations follow an AJC investigation launched seven months ago into claims that an African American candidate for city administrator was sidetracked by Mayor Theresa Kenerly because of his race."

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Nine 2020 Democrats unite to demand DNC Chair Tom Perez scrap debate rules: report

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The Democratic National Committee is facing a revolt for the party's 2020 presidential candidates for its restrictive debate rules.

"Nine Democratic presidential candidates, including the party's front-runners, are urging the Democratic National Committee to toss out the current polling and fundraising rules used to determine who appears in televised debates and reopen the exchanges to better reflect the historic diversity of the current field. The candidates say the rules exclude diverse candidates in the field from participating," CBS News reported Saturday evening.

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