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Visitors to are greeted with this statement:

“Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”

Visitors to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. this week-end got to see for themselves what futuristic energy efficient housing looks like when the Energy Department put up a "solar village" composed of houses designed by college students competing in the DOE's Solar Decathlon.

The exhibit ran between September 23 and October 2 and featured daily workshops for people interested in installing solar panels at their homes, as well as sessions about how to lower your bills by making your home more energy efficient.

College students from around the world took part. The projects they worked on took two-years to complete. On Saturday, Energy Secretary Steven Chu declared the University of Maryland the winners of this round of the decathlon.

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Apple released the following statement following the announcement that co-founder Steve Jobs has died:

We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.

Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.

His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.

The White House is brushing off all the fuss over Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's plans to scrap President Obama's suggested offsets for the Jobs Act before bringing it to the floor for a vote next week.

"The pay-fors are incidental, if you will," Carney told reporters at a Wednesday briefing. "The meat of this proposal is putting teachers back to work...incentivizing small businesses to hire more workers...and that will be voted on. How you pay for it has always been open to debate."

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Rick Perry was the first Republican candidate to put out a statement following Sarah Palin’s announcement that she won’t run for president.

“Sarah Palin is a good friend, a great American and a true patriot,” Perry said. “I respect her decision and know she will continue to be a strong voice for conservative values and needed change in Washington.”

Microsoft is up to its old tricks. Vintage 2008, to be precise.

That's at least according to a new report from Reuters, which suggests that the company is mulling a takeover bid for the embattled Web portal giant Yahoo in the wake of the abrupt firing of Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz last month.

Citing an unnamed high-level Microsoft exec, Reuters reports that "No decision has been made and a bid might not materialize as there are internal divisions at the software company on whether it should pursue Yahoo again."

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John McCain — the man who made Sarah Palin a household name in 2008 — responded to the news Palin’s not running for president via Twitter Wednesday.

“Sarah announces she’s not running for president,” he wrote. “I am confident she’ll continue to play an important role in our Party and for our nation.”

Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has joined a Nashville law firm’s government relations, government investigations and white collar defense teams. Gonzales was named the Doyle Rogers Distinguished Chair of Law at Belmont University College of Law earlier this week