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• In his first public comments since being banned for life from the NBA, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling apologized for racist comments captured on tape, saying they were a “terrible mistake” but that he was “baited” into making them.

• Shelly Sterling says she doesn’t think Donald Sterling is a racist, but she believes her estranged husband is in the “onset of dementia.” Sterling told Barbara Walters her husband said, “I don’t remember saying that. I don’t remember ever saying those things.”

• A video distributed Monday shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamic extremist group Boko Haram saying he is willing to trade more than 200 kidnapped teenage girls for imprisoned members of his group, and offered the first evidence that most of the girls are still alive.

• President Obama congratulated Michael Sam yesterday, after he made history as the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL when he was picked by the St. Louis Rams, the White House said.