• Dr. Laura Quits Radio Show After N-Word Controversy

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    Dr. Laura Schlessinger, who came under fire for repeatedly using the N-word while on-air with a caller, is ditching her show at the end of the year “to regain my First Amendment rights,” she announced Tuesday night.

    The 63-year-old Schlessinger used the racial epithet 11 times in 5 minutes while trying to make a point about racism on her Aug. 10 show.

    She said on “Larry King Live” Tuesday night she won’t re-up when her contract runs out at the end of the year.

    While Schlessinger told King she was still “regretful” over the incident, she said she feels her freedom of speech rights “have been usurped by angry, hateful groups who don’t want to debate – they want to eliminate.”

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