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11:50 AM ET, June 9, 2006

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MSNBC:
Al-Qaida in Iraq's al-Zarqawi 'terminated'  —  U.S. says it found most-wanted militant by tracking his spiritual adviser  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the al-Qaida leader in Iraq who waged a bloody campaign of suicide bombings and beheadings, was killed overnight by F-16 jets dropping …
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New York Times:
Surveillance and Betrayal Ended Hunt  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq, June 8 —Muhammad Ismael, a 40-year-old Iraqi taxi driver, was standing outside his home in the tiny village of Hibhib on Wednesday evening when something unusual caught his eye.  —  Three GMC trucks, each with blackened windows …
Ellen Knickmeyer / Washington Post:
After Zarqawi, No Clear Path In Weary Iraq  —  Difficult Questions Surround Legacy of Insurgent Leader  —  BAGHDAD, June 8 — Analysts and military spokesmen said Thursday that the death of insurgent leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, killed Wednesday when two 500-pound bombs obliterated …
CNN:
U.S. military: Al-Zarqawi alive when troops arrived  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was alive on a stretcher and tried to move off it when U.S. troops reached the wounded terrorist leader after his safe house had been bombed, a U.S. general said at a news conference Friday.
Washington Post:
Our Strategy for a Democratic Iraq  —  BAGHDAD — The completion of the national unity government Thursday in Iraq marks the starting point for repaying Iraqis' commitment to and thirst for democracy.  We are at this juncture thanks to the bravery of the soldiers, police and citizens …
Claudia Rosett / Knight Ridder:
Zarqawi death is an important U.S. victory  —  What matters at least as much as the killing of al-Qaeda top terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Iraq is that we, in America, appreciate it for the important battlefield victory it truly is.  —  Dubbed "the prince of al-Qaeda" by Osama bin Laden …
Discussion: Dr. Sanity and Austin Bay Blog
Fox News:
Zarqawi Found Alive After Bombing  —  Al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was found alive by Iraqi police and U.S. forces who arrived at the scene of the bombing raid near Baqouba, a U.S. official told FOX News on Friday.  —  "Zarqawi was alive when U.S. forces arrived on the site …
David Ignatius / Washington Post:   With a Death, an Opening  —  BEIRUT — The Arab news channels …
John Robb / Global Guerrillas:
IRAQ: ZARQAWI IS DEAD
Discussion: OxBlog and The Wide Awake Cafe
Larisa Alexandrovna / The Raw Story:
Raw uncovers the 'real heroes' of Musab al-Zarqawi's fall
Discussion: Blogcritics.org and TalkLeft
John F. Burns / New York Times:
Al Qaeda Leader in Iraq Killed by U.S. Bombs
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
DeLay Bids the House a Torrid Goodbye  —  WASHINGTON, June 8 — Representative Tom DeLay personifies the word "unapologetic."  —  Leaving Congress on Friday under indictment in Texas and under a cloud in Washington for his relationships with a lobbyist and two former senior aides …
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Michael Grunwald / Washington Post:
DeLay Pulls No Punches In Final Speech to House  —  Unrepentant, 'the Hammer' Urges GOP to Keep Up Fight  —  Former House majority leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) said goodbye to Congress yesterday in typical fighting form, delivering a pugnacious defense of the iron-fisted partisanship that defined his decade in power.
Washington Post:
Rep. Tom DeLay Delivers His Farewell Address  —  SPEAKER: U.S. REPRESENTATIVE TOM DELAY (R-TX)  —  DELAY: Mr. Speaker, political careers tend to end in one of three ways: defeat, death or retirement.  —  And despite the fervent and mostly noble exertions of my adversaries over the years …
Laylan Copelin / Austin American-Statesman:
Democrats: DeLay should stay on ballot
Discussion: Off the Kuff
Associated Press:
Dog Feces Left at Congresswoman's Office  —  Republican U.S. Rep. Marilyn Musgrave's re-election campaign was already heated, and it just got smelly as well: Her staff accused a Democratic activist Thursday of leaving an envelope full of dog feces at Musgrave's Greeley office.
Walter Pincus / Washington Post:
Specter Offers Compromise on NSA Surveillance  —  The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee has proposed legislation that would give President Bush the option of seeking a warrant from a special court for an electronic surveillance program such as the one being conducted by the National Security Agency.
Paul Marks / New Scientist:
Pentagon sets its sights on social networking websites  —  "I AM continually shocked and appalled at the details people voluntarily post online about themselves."  So says Jon Callas, chief security officer at PGP, a Silicon Valley-based maker of encryption software.
Discussion: Althouse
Times of London:
Apologise or we'll cut your funding, US envoy tells UN  —  From James Bone in New York and Richard Beeston  —  AMERICA'S bitter dispute with the United Nations escalated last night when John Bolton, the US envoy to the UN, threatened to withhold funding to the organisation unless it apologised …
 
 
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