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White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs pauses as he speaks with reporters on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at the White House in Washington, about the apparently wrongful firing of a black U.S. Agriculture Department official, Shirley Sherrod, after it appeared she had made racist remarks in unfair and heavily edited video posted on a conservative website. Mr. Gibbs says Mrs. Sherrod is owed an apology for the rush to judgement after the full video indicated those remarks were taken out of context. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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