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Keatts, Lewis and Sara Libby had to scrap their first podcast recording Thursday when NBC 7 retracted its story.
In a statement Friday, Bry disavowed any responsibility for spreading misinformation by promoting the story while it was disputed but not yet retracted.
POLITICS REPORT: FORGED FOOTNOTE 15SCOTT LEWIS AND ANDREW KEATTSSEPTEMBER 12, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Once the plastic sticks, one for each sample, are retracted and sealed in a bag marked “biohazard,” the residents are hustled out of the facility.
Sri Lankan police retracted the mistake, but not before Majeed received death threats.
In fairness to the candidates, though, the paper has not written or announced that it withdrew its support or retracted its view that, for example, Elliott should not be fired.
POLITICS REPORT: WHO WILL GET THE MIDWAY ROSE?SCOTT LEWIS AND ANDREW KEATTSAUGUST 15, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
I do not retract my word, Malcolm; but I am bound, by an early promise to my father, never to enter the doors of a gaming-house.
THE FORTUNES OF NIGELSIR WALTER SCOTT
Then something that he had heard came back to him, and brought a sudden frown to his face, but it was too late to retract.
Some time afterward, turning an expressive look, he said again, "I retract that expression."
This tragedy is bad, and I do not retract a single word of what I have said about it; but the actress is admirable.
By such means it was not difficult to extort admissions which the prisoner was likely to retract at a subsequent time.

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