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  • She eventually won back her job after she showed that the video excerpt posted by Mr. Breitbart had actually been creatively edited and failed to show the full context of her remarks — that she was saying she had actually grown to reject the notion of racial stereotyping.

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  • In a statement Thursday, Sherrod said she was surprised to hear of Breitbart's death: "My prayers go out to Mr. Breitbart's family as they cope during this very difficult time.

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