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Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 05/09/2011

In other news: Hasidic newspaper apologizes for removing Hillary Clinton from Situation Room photo; Mike Tyson blows off Bethesda fans


Mike Tyson during a visity to New York City in March. (Dimitrios Kambouris)

Der Tzeitung, a Hasidic newspaper in Brooklyn, photoshopped Hillary Clinton and Audrey Tomason out of the now-iconic Situation Room photo in Friday’s issue, despite instructions that the White House photo may not be “manipulated in any way.” The paper released a statement Monday saying, in part, that its photo editor “did not read” the fine print and apologized for altering the picture. “In accord with our religious beliefs, we do not publish photos of women, which in no way relegates them to a lower status.” It went on to praise Clinton, but explained that freedom of religion has precedence “even to our cherished freedom of the press!”

• Mike Tyson fans were left hanging Sunday after the former boxing champ cut an autograph session short. Tyson, in town for his daughter’s graduation from American University Saturday, was scheduled to meet fans for an hour at the opening of Bethesda’s L.A. Boxing, but left with no explanation after just 15 minutes. “Unfortunately, the schedule and behavior of our guests is outside of our immediate control,” apologized L.A. Boxing staffers in an e-mail. “Mr. Tyson’s abrupt departure was unexpected, regrettable and unfortunate.” Tyson could not be reached for comment.

• Whitney Houston is back in rehab, her rep confirmed to People Monday. After a disastrous attempt at a comeback, the singer, 47, recently enrolled in an outpatient program for drug and alcohol treatment.

Fox reports on Tyson’s surprisingly brief appearance in Bethesda:

Fans Disappointed After Mike Tyson Cuts Autographs Short: MyFoxDC.com

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