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June 28, 2011

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Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace says he “messed up’’ by asking Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann whether she’s a flake. The talk show host posted the video apology after his “Fox News Sunday’’ interview with the Minnesota congresswoman, who formally announced her presidential bid yesterday in Iowa. Wallace said on the Fox show that Bachmann had a reputation in Washington for making questionable statements, noting she had called fellow members of Congress anti-American. He paused and asked her: “Are you a flake?’’ Bachmann answered that she was a “serious person’’ and found insinuations that she was a flake to be “insulting.’’ (AP)

Filmmaker arrested Iranian filmmaker and women’s rights activist Mahnaz Mohammadi has been arrested in Tehran, according to the Iranian reformist website Kaleme.com. Mohammadi was taken into custody at her house by security agents Sunday, according to the website. Mohammadi directed the film “Women Without Shadow’’ and contributed to a documentary by Rakhsan Bani-Etemad about Iran’s disputed presidential election in 2009. (AP)

Pop singer charged Mexican pop singer Paulina Rubio is charged in Miami with refusing to comply with police after a traffic accident. According to an arrest report, Rubio’s BMW collided with another car Saturday near Miami’s Little Havana. When asked to get out of her car, Rubio allegedly refused and cursed at an officer. (AP)