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Biden’s office apologizes to student reporter for ‘unfortunate mistake’

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The office of Vice President Biden has apologized to a University of Maryland student after a member of Biden's staff confronted the college reporter and forced him to delete photos of an event.

Capital News Service reporter Jeremy Barr was covering Biden's announcement of a new domestic violence initiative, he told Capital News Service, a student news service run by the Philip Merrill College of Journalism.* He accidentally sat in a section of the audience not meant for the media. He had identified himself as a member of the press upon entry and been directed to that area. Barr took a few pictures of Biden at the podium. After the event, a staffer for Biden confronted him and demanded to watch as he deleted the pictures from his camera.

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