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Obama's 'regret' at professor row

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US President Barack Obama has told reporters he should not have described the arrest of a black Harvard professor as "stupid".

"I gave an impression that I was maligning the Cambridge Police department," he said.

Mr Obama has faced criticism for wading into the controversy of the arrest of Professor Gates, who was apprehended at his own home after a witness saw him apparently trying to force his way in.

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