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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The founder and chief of Internet retailer Overstock.com says his remarks he made about minorities and education that caused an uproar weren't just taken out of context.
Patrick Byrne says in a new statement that his remarks were edited and "inverted" on a videotape playing on YouTube.com.
Byrne offered a longer video clip from the debate more than two weeks ago in Provo.
That clip still has him saying Utah minorities who don't graduate from high school might as well be burned or thrown away.
Local NAACP leaders have demanded an apology, but Byrne says the clip is a lie.
Byrne's family has almost single-handedly funded a public campaign in support of private school vouchers.
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