Gov. Sarah Palin Steps Down

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Sarah Palin says she's quitting her job as governor of Alaska at the end of July — a year and a half early. The decision follows a bruising 10 months in the national spotlight, first as John McCain's running mate, then as a possible contender for the Republican nomination in 2012. But it's not at all clear what Palin's decision to step down means for her political future.



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