CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has removed a Facebook post that erroneously claimed a GOP leader had told the president, "I can't even stand to look at you."
Durbin said Monday he's satisfied that that people now know he's not to blame for the mistake.
The decision resolves a point of tension between the White House and one of President Barack Obama's most loyal defenders. The White House acknowledges the error stemmed from a "miscommunication."
Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, was not at the meeting where the statement in question would have been made. He says his source was a White House staffer who briefed him.
The post drew rebukes from Republicans who said no such statement was made.
A Troy, Missouri man has his prized gun back thanks to an apparent change of heart by the thief, following an emotional appeal on Facebook.
KSDK-TV reports that Chad Smith of Troy discovered Saturday that his Smith & Wesson pistol had been stolen. The gun had been handed down to him from his father.
Both Smith and his dad worked as pastors. Smith currently runs a ministry for troubled kids. He suspected one of them may have stolen the gun.
Smith posted a video offering forgiveness for the thief. Word spread through friends and strangers about the video.
On Sunday - Father's Day - the gun turned up on Smith's porch.
Fans of Chesterfield, MO singer Caroline Glaser have started an online petition through Facebook to get the area teen back performing on NBC's "The Voice."
Caroline Glaser was eliminated during Wednesday night's show. Just before the audience votes were revealed, the show announced there were some discrepancies with online and text votes but claimed results were not compromised. Fans are questioning that as well as what they say was inadequate time for Coach Adam Levine to choose between Caroline or competitor Sarah Simmons. With time running out, Levine chose to save Simmons.
The petition can be found at https://www.change.org/petitions/nbc-s-the-voice-bring-caroline-glaser-back#share