BREAKING NEWS: Brian Williams is taking a break

NBC News anchor Brian Williams is taking a break from his newscast for “the next several days” in the wake of his claim, since retracted, that he was on a helicopter in Iraq that was hit by enemy fire. In a note to staff, Williams explained it has “become painfully apparent to met that I am presently too much a part of the news, due to my actions.” In a staff memo Friday, NBC News president Deborah Turness said there is “a team dedicated to gathering the facts to help us make sense of all that has transpired. We’re working on what the best next steps are.”

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