Correction: Syria-Gay Blogger story

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Posted: Jun 14, 2011 7:15 AM
Correction: Syria-Gay Blogger story

In a June 7 story, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a Syrian-American lesbian blogger who criticized the Syrian government on a website had been arrested in Damascus. Tom MacMaster, 40, an American graduate student in Scotland, announced June 12 at the website that he made up the persona, wrote the postings and that the entire story was a hoax. MacMaster's wife confirmed the hoax in a telephone interview with the AP.