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WASHINGTON Top Republicans denounced a veteran House GOP member's use of a racial slur to describe migrant farmworkers, saying such language is not helpful as the party tries to improve its standing with Hispanics.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn all decried language used by Rep. Don Young, who used the term "wetbacks" in a radio interview this week. The Alaska congressman, in office since 1973, said late Thursday he "meant no disrespect" and explained the term was commonly used when

It's not a racial term, I use it all the time when I speak to these people, they have never asked me to stop

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