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By Andy Sullivan

WASHINGTON – Two U.S. radio stations have dropped The Rush Limbaugh Show from their schedules after the right-wing radio host called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and “prostitute” over her support of President Barack Obama’s new contraception plan.

Both KPUA in Hilo, Hawaii, and WBEC in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, announced Monday they would no longer carry the show.

Meanwhile, Limbaugh said he had gone too far when he branded a birth-control activist a “slut,” as he scrambled on Monday to defuse a controversy that has driven advertisers from his influential radio show.

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In apologizing, the firebrand talk-show host couldn’t resist taking a swipe at his opponents.

“I acted too much like the leftists who despise me. I descended to their level, using names and exaggerations,” Limbaugh said. “It’s what we’ve come to expect from them, but it’s way beneath me.”

Limbaugh’s comments have amplified an…

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I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.
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