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Obama apologizes to California AG

WASHINGTON — President Obama called the California attorney general late Thursday and apologized to her for saying that she was the ‘‘best-looking attorney general in the country.’’

Obama made the comment Thursday morning at a fund-raiser outside San Francisco. He praised Kamala Harris as being ‘‘brilliant,’’ adding, ‘‘she is dedicated and she is tough’’ before commenting on her looks. ‘‘She also happens to be by far the best-looking attorney general in the country,’’ the president told the wealthy donors, who responded with surprise and applause.

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