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Osama Bin Laden Death

Osama Bin Laden: A Thank You Note From Washington

Lauren Ashburn | Posted 07.02.2011 | Politics
Lauren Ashburn

It's a shame it takes a tragedy of the magnitude of 9/11 or the death of a murderer for us to find common ground. While I know today's shared joy will be fleeting and tomorrow's grind will shake us back to reality, it will fuel the optimist in me for years to come.

Any Channel

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.02.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

To me, the most momentous phrase in the American lexicon is when a friend calls up and says some version of, "Turn on your television... to any channel." What made last night different, though, was that the news was not bad.

Saki Knafo

Across the Country, Family Members of 9/11 Victims React | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.02.2011 | Politics

This story was written and reported in collaboration with our partners at Across the country today, family members of those who died in ...

White House Releases Behind The Scenes Photos Of Situation Room

Posted 07.02.2011 | World

The White House has released behind-the-scenes photos of the Situation Room during tense discussions of the mission against Osama bin Laden. The missi...

Carol Hartsell

How Do You Write A Joke About A Dead Terrorist? | Carol Hartsell | Posted 07.02.2011 | Comedy

As news broke late Sunday night that Osama bin Laden had been killed by U.S. military forces in Pakistan, twitter streams began rolling by faster than...

Bin Laden's Wife Reportedly 'Used As A Shield' In Raid

Posted 07.02.2011 | World

UPDATE: Reuters is now reporting that bin Laden's wife was not killed in the raid. You can read the new story here. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – T...

Bin Laden Traffic Surge Not Enough To Top Royal Wedding

The Huffington Post | Thomas Houston | Posted 07.02.2011 | Technology

The announcement of Osama Bin Laden's death last night, which peaked at 4,118,000 page views per minute during President Obama's statement on televisi...

Amanda Terkel

Mission Accomplished: Is It Finally Time To Leave Afghanistan? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.02.2011 | World

This story has been updated. WASHINGTON -- Okay, can we finally withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan? That's the question many people are askin...

Our Friend Pakistan and Other Mental Pretzels

Marty Kaplan | Posted 07.02.2011 | World
Marty Kaplan

If we had shared intelligence with Pakistan, the chances that it would not have leaked are about zero. Pakistan knows that, just as it knows that the palaver about friendship is meant to conceal as much as it reveals. We're all in on the wink.

Curtains for Bin Laden's Freak Show

Scott MacLeod | Posted 07.02.2011 | World
Scott MacLeod

Because of the spectacular crime he pulled off on 9/11, American politicians and a mass media fanning the good-versus-evil storyline elevated bin Laden to heights of influence that had little to do with reality.

Can We Teach About Osama Bin Laden's Death If It Is Not On The Test?

Randy Turner | Posted 07.02.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

How fortunate is it for students across America that bin Laden's death took place at a time when standardized tests have been completed for this school year?

Scammers Exploit Osama Bin Laden's Death On Facebook, Google

The Huffington Post | Thomas Houston | Posted 07.02.2011 | Technology

With the news of Osama Bin Laden's death commanding the Web today, it's no surprise that spammers have been exploiting the news for hours. It's pretty...

Students React To Osama Bin Laden's Death On Twitter

Posted 07.02.2011 | College

Students have been reacting to Osama Bin Laden's death on Twitter since it was announced last night. Below, check out a sampling of some of the most ...

Sam Stein

From 9/11 To Osama Bin Laden's Death, Congress Spent $1.28 Trillion In War On Terror | Sam Stein | Posted 07.02.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK CITY -- It took 3,519 days since September 11, 2001, for U.S. forces to finally kill Osama bin Laden, the chief architect of the terrorist at...

The Rock Tweeted About Bin Laden's Death Before Announcement

Posted 07.02.2011 | Sports

One man apparently knew about Osama bin Laden's death before President Barack Obama made the announcement. Long before Obama spoke to the nation ...

What Is Your Reaction To Osama Bin Laden's Death? Submit Your Stories

Posted 07.02.2011 | College

Last night, President Obama announced the death of Osama Bin Laden, ending a ten-year search for the man responsible for the terror attacks on Septemb...

WATCH: Former Head Of CIA Bin Laden Unit Talks New Book

Book TV | Posted 07.02.2011 | Books

Michael Scheuer, former head of the Bin Laden unit at the CIA, talks about Osama bin Laden and his war against the U.S. ten years after 9/11. Mr. Sch...

Clinton: Osama Bin Laden Death Doesn't End War On Terror

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden is not the end of the war on terro...

WWE Champion Announces Bin Laden's Death To Fans

Posted 07.02.2011 | Sports

After John Cena won the WWE Championship in a three-man cage match during Extreme Rules on Pay Per View, the wrestling star heard the news of Presiden...

PICTURES: Bin Laden's Alleged Compound Hits Google Maps

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 07.02.2011 | Technology

[UPDATE 1:] The CIA has released an illustrated rendering and satellite images of the bin Laden kill site. These official images do not match the orig...

William Alden

Bin Laden's Death Gives Markets Boost Of Optimism, Eases Fear Of Recession | William Alden | Posted 07.02.2011 | Business

This post has been updated. Osama bin Laden's death has decreased the risk of doing business around the globe and especially in the Middle East, pr...

Bin Laden Raid Was Tweeted Live

Posted 07.02.2011 | Technology

By Reed Stevenson DUBAI - (Reuters) - In the early hours of Monday, Sohaib Athar reported on his Twitter account that a loud bang had rattled his w...

Athletes React To Bin Laden Death On Twitter

Posted 07.01.2011 | Sports

Plenty of athletes took to twitter and reacted to President Obama's announcement on Sunday night that Osama bin Laden has been killed. Athletes who pl...

Andrea Stone

Bin Laden Is Dead But Does It Matter? | Andrea Stone | Posted 07.01.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The words so many Americans have waited to hear for nearly a decade -- Osama Bin Laden is dead -- were finally spoken on a spring night ...

Southern California Reacts With Cheers & Fireworks

Los Angeles Times | Posted 07.01.2011 | Los Angeles

President Obama's speech announcing the death of 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden was met with cheers and even some fireworks around Southern Californi...