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Sarah Palin Sues New York Times Over Editorial Linking Her to Violence

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    Sarah Palin Sues New York Times Over Editorial Linking Her to Violence
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    Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, sued The New York Times on Tuesday alleging that the newspaper defamed her in an editorial, NBC News reported.

    The editorial in question appeared to link her to political violence after the shooting of House Republican Whip Steve Scalise earlier this month.

    The Times said it would "vigorously" fight the action.

    Citing the 2011 shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, in Tucson, the editorial said: "Before the shooting, Sarah Palin's political action committee circulated a map of targeted electoral districts that put Ms. Giffords and 19 other Democrats under stylized cross hairs."