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Last Update on Thursday, July 24, 2014 3:05 AM EDT

Palin-Speeding Ticket
Sarah Palin is facing a $154 ticket for speeding in her hometown of Wasilla. The former Alaska governor was pulled over July 16 and cited for driving between 10 and 19 mph over the speed limit. The penalty includes a $144 fine and $10 police training surcharge. An attorney for Palin said he didn't know details of the case but that Palin would pay the fine. A Wasilla Police Department spokesman did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment. In discussing the ticket with TMZ, Palin made an auto racing reference, joking that she wasn't speeding, she was "qualifying."


Trump-Old Post Office
Donald Trump says his new hotel in the Old Post Office building in downtown Washington "will be one of the fine ... and maybe the finest" hotels in the world. Trump joined federal and local leaders on Wednesday morning for a ceremonial groundbreaking at the 115-year-old building. He hopes its $200 million transformation into a Trump International Hotel will be complete by late 2016. The Old Post Office is on Pennsylvania Avenue between the White House and the Capitol. Its 315-foot observation tower is the third-tallest structure in the District of Columbia. Trump did not say whether building a hotel near the White House would rekindle his presidential ambitions, but he did say it shows he can create jobs, which is "what the country has to be doing."

Financial Aid Error
Potentially tens of thousands of students awarded a Pell Grant or other need-based federal aid for the coming school year could find it taken away because of a mistake in filling out the form. The mistake primarily stems from an online form change to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, made Jan. 1 that expanded the field to enter income. Many applicants unnecessarily entered a decimal point and cents that the system ignored. The error led to students being declared eligible for aid when they are not — and ineligible when they are. The Education Department says fewer than 200,000 applicants have been declared eligible when they are not. Officials say data checks to try to identify those students are underway, and the form has been changed.

Atlanta Cyclorama
The huge Atlanta Cyclorama painting is moving across town to a new home in the city's Buckhead area. Mayor Kasim Reed announced the move Wednesday as the city commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta during the American Civil War, which is the subject of the giant oil painting. The mayor said the painting will be housed in a new 23,000-square-foot addition to be constructed at the Atlanta History Center. For more than a century the painting has been on display in Grant Park near the Atlanta Zoo. The cylindrical panorama painting dates to 1885. The canvas hangs in a huge circle that surrounds the viewers. A description from the Atlanta Cyclorama says it weighs more than 10,000 pounds and has a circumference of 358 feet.

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