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Brian Williams takes temporary leave of absence

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NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams announced Saturday he will take a temporary leave of absence from the anchor desk.

Williams released a statement saying, in part "I have decided to take myself off of my daily broadcast for the next several days.."

Also adding Lester Holt will be sitting in for the time being.

NBC News has launched an internal review of Williams' 2003 reporting mission to Iraq, details of which he acknowledged this week he had recalled incorrectly and apologized. 

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