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SHORT AND TWEET: The Top Tweets Of The Week From The Fringe And Famous (PICTURES)

Huffington Post     First Posted: 08/20/10 10:10 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 06:25 PM ET

Short and Tweet, our weekly series, brings you the newsiest, most buzzworthy tweets of the past seven days. What's in store this week? Sarah Palin defends Dr. Laura Schlessinger after her controversial n-word rant, North Korea launches a Twitter propaganda offensive, and Heidi Montag's plastic surgeon tweets moments before his fatal car crash--and more.

About Short And Tweet: Some tweets make news, and some of those tweets break news. HuffPost Tech's new weekly feature of the top newsmaking tweets of the week will showcase both.

We'll be posting our picks for the tweets of the week, but we want to hear from you, too: tweet us suggestions using the hashtag #hptweets, email us links at, or use the tool below to upload screenshots of noteworthy Twitter posts. See last week's picks here.

Sarah Palin Defends Dr. Laura
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Talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger came under fire for her on-air N-word. Shortly after the uproar, Schlessinger decided to retire as host of her popular talk radio show. Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) tweeted her support for Schlessinger. "Dr.Laura," Palin wrote, "don't retreat...reload!"

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