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Obama apologizes for Polish gaffe

WARSAW - President Obama has written a letter to the Polish president expressing “regret’’ for an inadvertent verbal gaffe that caused controversy in Poland this week.

On Tuesday, Obama used the expression “a Polish death camp’’ while honoring a Polish World War II resistance hero rather than wording that would have made clear that he meant a death camp that Nazi Germany ran on Polish soil during its wartime occupation of Poland.

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