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Palin worries presidency might ‘shackle’ her

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin hinted Tuesday that she might not run in 2012 because the presidency could be “too shackling.” “For logistical reasons, though, yes, certainly, decisions have to be made,” she told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren. “I’m going to keep repeating, though, Greta, through my…

Far-right Austrian party ambivalent on Hitler debate

VIENNA — A debate over surviving honorary titles to Adolf Hitler in Austrian towns shows up the far-right Freedom Party’s ambivalence as it eyes the chancellor’s post in 2013, analysts say. In late May, the town of Amstetten, 100 kilometres (62 miles) west of Vienna, voted to remove the still-existing…

Fischbacher upsets Vonn as Ammann makes history

VANCOUVER — Austria’s Andrea Fischbacher upset American speed queen Lindsay Vonn to win the women’s Olympic super-G final on Saturday as Simon Ammann become the first ski jumper in history to win four individual golds. After claiming the downhill title, Vonn crashed out in the super-combined and wanted to bounce…

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