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Talk-radio host Dr. Laura Schlessinger has apologized for using the N-word several times during an on-air conversation with a caller this week.

"I was attempting to make a philosophical point, and I articulated the 'n' word all the way out — more than one time," she said in her apology, which she read on her show Wednesday and posted on her website. "And that was wrong. I'll say it again — that was wrong."

On Tuesday, Schlessinger received a call from a black woman asking how to handle racist comments from her white husband's friends. The caller also asked if the N-word is offensive.

Schlessinger said "black guys use it all the time," and repeated the word a few times, but she never directed it at the caller. When the caller objected, Schlessinger said, "Oh, then I guess you don't watch HBO or listen to any black comedians."

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