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White House undecided on releasing bin Laden photos

WASHINGTON — The White House said Monday it was weighing whether to release photographs of Osama bin Laden’s corpse amid calls from some key lawmakers to do so to prove the Al-Qaeda chief is truly dead. “We are going to do everything we can to make sure that nobody has…

Reacting to bin Laden’s assassination, Obama hails ‘a good day for America’

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama Monday hailed a great day for America after Osama bin Laden’s death, but Pakistan faced tough questions over the terror kingpin’s roomy hideout in a key garrison city. A sober but clearly relieved Obama said the world was a better place after US…

WATCH LIVE: Obama awards medals, talks about Osama bin Laden

Watch video of President Obama’s ceremony to award Medals of Honor to Korean War veterans, and make comments about the death of Osama bin Laden, courtesy of MSNBC. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Meet the Navy SEALs who killed Osama bin Laden

Robert W. Johnson The military team that killed Osama Bin Laden is an elite special forces group unofficially called Seal Team 6. Officially, the team’s name is classified and not available to the public, technically there is no team 6. A Tier-One counter-terrorism force similar to the Army’s elusive Delta…

Taliban threaten US, Pakistan over bin Laden

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) – Pakistan’s main Taliban faction on Monday threatened to attack Pakistan and the United States after the US confirmed that Osama bin Laden had been killed near the Pakistani capital. “If he has been martyred, we will avenge his death and launch attacks against American and Pakistani…

Obama: Osama bin Laden is dead

UPDATED 8:19 a.m. EDT Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the number one most-wanted fugitive for nearly a decade, was killed in Pakistan Sunday, the White House announced. President Barack Obama made a live statement shortly after 11:30 p.m. Sunday from the East Room of the White House. “Tonight, I can…

WATCH: President Obama’s speech about Osama bin Laden

Watch the President’s speech here, courtesy of the Associated Press. Watch ongoing coverage of the news, courtesy of MSNBC: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy If MSNBC’s feed is down, check out the live stream at CNN.…

Osama bin Laden is dead, President Obama to make statement

12:48 a.m. EDT: ABC just showed footage that they say is bin Laden’s compound. It’s on fire. 12:36 a.m. EDT: For the second time tonight (technically the first time today, but same “news day,” if you will), the White House Press Office has called a full lid, meaning no more…

Self-labeled ‘Christian counterpart of Osama bin Laden’ allegedly planned clinic bombing

A man who compared himself to a Christian version of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden was in jail Saturday after being arrested for allegedly helping plot an attack against an abortion provider, according to published reports. An affidavit filed by agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) cited a…

Fidel Castro: Osama bin Laden is a US agent

Fidel Castro says al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden is a bought-and-paid-for CIA agent who always popped up when former President George W. Bush needed to scare the world, arguing that documents recently posted on the Internet prove it. “Any time Bush would stir up fear and make a big speech,…

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