Can you paraphrase and explain meaning for 'following a heated news conference'. It sounds complicated for me not native speaker. 'Following' and 'heated' particulary.

The administration removed Acosta’s press pass following a heated news conference last week.

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The word following just means "after." So the White House revoked Acosta's press pass after the news conference. Heated is an adjective modifying "news conference," and it means "tense" or "emotional," usually in that the participants were angry. "Heated" is often used to modify the word "argument" when people are shouting at one another.

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