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July 24, 2009 3:04 PM

Obama recants on Gates arrest: both probably overreacted

Obama made a surprise appearance at Friday's daily press briefing to personally announce that he'd spoken with Sgt. James Crowley. "I could have calibrated those words differently," Obama said. The president maintained that the arrest was "an overreaction" but said that "Professor Gates probably overreacted as well."

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