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By David Bauder THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Samantha Bee is back, both angry and apologetic

NEW YORK — Comedian Samantha Bee returned to her TBS show on Wednesday, apologizing again for using a crude epithet to describe Ivanka Trump but expressing anger that the ensuing controversy distracted from more important issues.

President Donald Trump had called for her to be fired for what she said on last week’s episode of “Full Frontal,” but TBS accepted her apology.

Convention: Different reactions in booth and on floor

CBS News’ Scott Pelley was succinct: “Bernie Sanders heals the breach.”

That was his analysis after Sanders’ speech to the Democratic National Convention on Monday, after a raucous first day filled with restive supporters of the Vermont senator and the controversy over leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee. Pelley’s words were largely echoed by the pundit class.

What’s behind the latest Fox-Trump battle

NEW YORK Is Fox News Channel overplaying its hand or skillfully playing to its brand in dealing with Donald Trump?

The GOP presidential front-runner has dropped out of Thursday night’s Republican debate following an escalating public relations battle triggered in part by his call for Fox to dump Megyn Kelly as one of the moderators.

Is there a winner in this dispute? A loser?