NEW YORK (AP) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has taken the witness stand in her defamation lawsuit against The New York Times.

She testified for only about 20 minutes at the end of the day Wednesday at a civil trial in federal court in Manhattan.

It was only enough time to give a jury a folksy overview of her family life in Alaska and ascent in Republican politics.

She is to return to court on Thursday to testify about her claim that the newspaper damaged her reputation with an editorial linking her campaign rhetoric to a mass shooting.

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The one time player at Natrona County High School and University of Wyoming has made quite the impact over the last 2 years in the NFL. Including being a big part of the defense that has lead the Cincinnati Bengals to their first Super Bowl in over 30 year.