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Alaska governor's newborn diagnosed with Down syndrome

Gov. Sarah Palin was back at work Monday in Anchorage, holding a meeting on the proposed natural gas pipeline three days after giving birth to her fifth child.

She and her husband, Todd, showed their new baby, Trig Paxson Van Palin, to a few reporters and photographers and answered questions about his condition and the sooner-than-expected delivery.

The governor confirmed that Trig has Down syndrome, a genetic abnormality that affects a child's intellectual and physical development.

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