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US senators duped by fake bin Laden photo

WASHINGTON — Three US senators retracted their claims of having seen a graphic photograph of Osama bin Laden’s corpse, apparently the victims of a fake picture of the slain Al-Qaeda chief. Senator Saxby Chambliss, the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, had told reporters he had seen photos from…

Teacher tells 9th grade Muslim girl: ‘I bet you’re grieving’ for ‘uncle’ Osama

A ninth grade algebra teacher was suspended from a Texas school district after making offensive comments to a Muslim student in front of the entire class. “The teacher told the student that ‘I bet you’re grieving,’” the mother of a student in the same class told ABC13. “And she basically…

Was Osama a pothead? Marijuana found growing alongside bin Laden compound

Among the various vegetable crops growing alongside the bin Laden compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, a row of marijuana plants was also discovered by CNN reporter Nic Robertson. It begs the question: was Osama bin Laden a pothead? Of course, the answer to that is in no way clear. The plants…

House progressives urge Obama to end Afghan war

WASHINGTON – House progressive leaders on Wednesday urged President Barack Obama to swiftly end the war in Afghanistan, capitalizing on a burst of new momentum to conclude the 10-year occupation after the killing of Osama bin Laden. “In the wake of Osama Bin Laden’s death, now is the time to…

Reporter claims to have seen bin Laden in Islamabad in 2002

After last weekend’s targeted attack on al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in his suburban Abbottabad compound, past years’ rumors that bin Laden was living in caves in the tribal wilds of Afghanistan have dissolved. Now that it’s been established that bin Laden could have been hiding in plain sight in…

Osama bin Laden was prepared to flee before he was killed

Al-Qaeda leader and elusive terrorist Osama bin Laden was prepared to flee his Abbottabad hideout on a second’s notice, new information shows. Bin Laden had 500 Euros cash (equal to about $740 U.S.) and two telephone numbers sewn into the clothes he was wearing when he was killed in the…

WATCH LIVE: White House press briefing on Osama bin Laden

Watch live as White House spokesman Jay Carney briefs the press two days after Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan, courtesy of MSNBC: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Islamist militant leads prayers for bin Laden in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – The founder of one of Pakistan’s most violent Islamist militant groups has told Muslims to be heartened by the death of Osama bin Laden, as his “martyrdom” would not go in vain, a spokesman for the group said on Tuesday. The media are often barred from gatherings of Lashkar-e-Taiba (Let), the militant…

Hollywood considers turning bin Laden killing into film

LOS ANGELES — It is only a matter of time before Osama bin Laden’s killing by crack US forces is made into a Hollywood film — and one Oscar-winning director could be ahead of the game, reports said Monday. Kathryn Bigelow, who won an Academy Award for her 2008 film…

Blogger ‘tweets’ attack on Osama bin Laden

SAN FRANCISCO – An IT consultant in the Pakistan city of Abbottabad was an Internet celebrity on Monday after unwittingly providing a real-time account of the attack that killed Osama bin Laden. Sohaib Athar, who tweets under the name “ReallyVirtual,” began sending Twitter messages complaining about helicopters hovering in an…

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