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Bill O'Reilly apologizes after making racially charged joke about congresswoman

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly apologized Tuesday after coming under fire for mocking a black congresswoman's hair.

During an appearance on "Fox & Friends," O'Reilly reacted to a clip of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) delivering a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives.

"I didn't hear a word she said," O'Reilly said of Waters. "I was looking at the James Brown wig."

"If we have a picture of James Brown -- it's the same wig," he added.

The remarks were widely denounce

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