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Only in America: A very public apology

A judge forces a man who criticized his estranged wife on Facebook to post online apologies — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A Cincinnati man who complained on Facebook that his estranged wife was an "evil, vindictive woman" was ordered by a judge to post daily apologies for a month or go to jail. Mark Byron is complying with the order, but says only his friends could view his complaints, and that the judge violated his freedom of speech. "If they do this to me," Byron said, "they can do this to others."