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Iran apologizes for quoting from The Onion in news story

Iran's state-backed news agency has issued an apology after saying that rural Americans would prefer Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to President Obama, a "fact" they took from the satirical news organization, The Onion. The news agency Fars, republished an article that was a supposed legitimate opinion poll when in fact it was joke.

Colombia's top diplomat demands apology from President Obama for Secret Service hooker scandal

Colombia's top diplomat demands apology from President Obama for Secret Service hooker scandal “It is necessary, and I want to hear it from the White House,' says Gabriel Silva.

Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptists’ Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, made a second apology for said he was “making injudicious comments” about the shooting of Trayvon Martin during a radio broadcast. “My heart truly goes out to a family whose lives have been turned upside down by the shocking death of a beloved child,” Land said in his apology. “I can only imagine their sense of loss and deeply regret any way in which my language may have contributed to their pain.’’

Michael Kaiser sends letter of apology for strong language in Honors dispute

Michael M. Kaiser, president of the Kennedy Center, apologized for strong language that he used in a recent tense conversation with Felix Sanchez, chairman of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, when Sanchez criticized the lack of Latino artists receiving Kennedy Center Honors. “I am writing to apologize for the language I used during our telephone call. It was an unfortunate choice of words. Sanchez has previously quoted Kaiser as saying “f--- yourself”

South Africa's ruling ANC has demanded an apology from a political cartoonists over the portrayal of President Jacob Zuma as an erect penis. The cartoon by Jonathan Shapiro, known as Zapiro refers to Zuma as "a dick" and ridicules his attempts at racial reconciliation in the apartheid-scarred country. The incident comes weeks after the African National Congress held street rallies and went to court seeking the removal from public display of a painting called The Spear, pictured here.

Reggie says sorry, Yanks give OK for his return

#Reggie Jackson issues #apology, through #Yankees, for remarks to Sports Illustrated that A-Rod & some Hall of Famers numbers are ‘clouded.' “In trying to convey my feelings about issues I am passionate about, I made the mistake of naming some players. This was inappropriate and unfair to those players, some of which are very close friends of mine. I think there are ways to speak from the heart without hurting people, and I’m disappointed that I didn't take greater care in expressing my…

Apple CEO apologizes for iPhone mapping

Apple CEO apologizes for iPhone mapping. Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook apologized Friday for the flawed iPhone mapping software the company released last week, admitting the company "fell short" and suggesting customers try competitors' maps until Apple's is fixed. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/technology/article/Apple-CEO-apologizes-for-iPhone-mapping-3904002.php#ixzz27pdwYgna

#Democrats apologize and retract statements about #SheldonAdelson, #Republican donor. The #apology comes in response to a letter Adelson's attorney sent the #DCCC calling on it to "Immediately retract and apologize for defamatory statements falsely accusing Mr. Adelson of encouraging and profiting from prostitution, maliciously branding Mr. Adelson as a pimp to your political opponents." http://www.propublica.org/images/ngen/gypsy_big_image/gt_adelson_macau_630x420_120628.jpg

Kristen Stewart apologizes to Robert Pattinson -- a conversation

#KristenStewart apologizes for cheating on #RobertPattinson, issuing a statement, “I’m deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I’ve caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected. This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I’m so sorry.”