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11:35 AM ET, May 2, 2011


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New York Times:
Bin Laden Is Dead, Obama Says  —  WASHINGTON — Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the most devastating attack on American soil in modern times and the most hunted man in the world, was killed in a firefight with United States forces in Pakistan on Sunday, President Obama announced.
Dean Schabner / ABCNEWS:
Osama bin Laden Killed by U.S. Strike  —  Osama bin Laden, hunted as the mastermind behind the worst-ever terrorist attack on U.S. soil, has been killed, sources told ABC News.  —  His death brings to an end a tumultuous life that saw bin Laden go from being the carefree son of a Saudi billionaire …
TEXT: President George W. Bush's Statement on Osama Bin Laden's Death  —  Earlier this evening, President Obama called to inform me that American forces killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al Qaeda network that attacked America on September 11, 2001.  —  I congratulated him and the men …
The Atlantic Online:
Osama Bin Laden's Compound Already Mapped on Google  —  Less than an hour ago, President Obama addressed the nation in a special press conference held to announce the death of Osama Bin Laden.  The September 11 mastermind was hiding out in a mansion in Abbottabad, Pakistan, about 80 miles north of Islamabad.
New York Times:
Detective Work on Courier Led to Breakthrough on Bin Laden  —  WASHINGTON — After years of dead ends and promising leads gone cold, the big break came last August.  —  A trusted courier of Osama bin Laden's whom American spies had been hunting for years was finally located in a compound 35 miles north …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Yes, Bin Laden's Death Will Help Obama, but for How Long?  —  Osama bin Laden is dead.  —  I got the news on Twitter while in a taxi back from J.F.K. Airport.  I told my cabbie, who was in disbelief at first, to turn the radio on.  We took in the story together.  I'm as patriotic as the next guy: it was a nice moment.
Matt Negrin / The Politico:
Corpse handled in ‘Islamic practice’  —  The United States is treating Osama bin Laden's body in “accordance with Islamic practice,” a White House official says.  —  President Obama announced Sunday night that American forces killed bin Laden in Pakistan and that they took his body afterward.
Michelle Malkin:
All About Obama: Who's politicizing bin Laden kill?  —  Leftists are swarming Twitter to chastise any conservatives who dare give any credit to President Bush for his resolve and role in leading the post-9/11 counterrorism/national security response to the worst attack on American soil.
The Note:
Osama Bin Laden Body Headed for Burial at Sea, Officials Say  —  ABC News' Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) reports: Now that bin Laden has been killed and his body has been positively identified, what is to be done with his remains?  —  U.S. officials tell me the last thing they want is for his burial place to become a terrorist shrine.
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Pakistanis Stunned and Angered at News of Osama's Death  —  People buy newspapers reporting the killing of Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, at local newspaper printing press in Karachi, Pakistan Monday, May 2, 2011.  (VOA)  —  Pakistanis are stunned by the news of Osama Bin Laden's death.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Here's the guy who unwittingly live-tweeted the raid on Bin Laden  —  Yesterday Sohaib Athar (@ReallyVirtual on Twitter) was just a “an IT consultant taking a break from the rat-race by hiding in the mountains”, specifically Abbottabad, northern Pakistan.  —  The IT contractor and graduate …
Julie Pace / Associated Press:
Sources: Al-Qaida head bin Laden dead  —  WASHINGTON - Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks against the United States, is dead, and the U.S. is in possession of his body, a person familiar with the situation said late Sunday.  —  President Barack Obama was expected …
Bill Dedman /
US tracked couriers to an elaborate bin Laden compound  —  He died in firefight along with his son, two couriers, US officials say; Pakistan was not told in advance  —  Below: … It started with a courier's name.  —  Only on  —  Senior White House officials said early Monday …
Brian Ross / ABCNEWS:
40 Minutes That Changed the World: Inside the Operation That Brought Bin Laden Down  —  Exiled Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden is shown in Afghanistan, in this April 1998 file photo.  A person familiar with developments on Sunday, May 1, 2011 says bin Laden is dead and the U.S. has the body.
Patrick Ishmael / Hot Air:
BREAKING: BIN LADEN DEAD; Update: Killed “deep inside Pakistan” …
Alyssa Rosenberg / Yglesias:
Kathryn Bigelow's bin Laden Movie-And Everyone Else's
The Atlantic Online:   Pakistani Ambassador: America Can't Find Whitey Bulger, So Why Do You Expect Us to Locate Bin Laden?
U.S. team's mission was to kill bin Laden, not capture
Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:
Musharraf condemns ‘violation of our sovereignty’
Ben Farmer / Telegraph:
Osama bin Laden dead: Hamid Karzai says search inside Afghanistan was wrong
Discussion: TPMDC
The Note:
Donald Trump Congratulates Obama On Osama Bin Laden Killing, Asks For End To ‘Party Politics’ Debate …
Bob Cusack / The Hill:   Former CIA official: US will likely release photos of bin Laden to prove he's dead
Dexter Filkins / News Desk:
What Pakistan Knew About bin Laden
The White House:
Remarks by the President on Osama Bin Laden East Room
Bill Adair / PolitiFact:
In 2008, Obama vowed to kill Osama bin Laden
Marc Ambinder /   The Secret Team That Killed bin Laden
Macon Phillips / White Blog:
Osama Bin Laden Dead
Aamer Madhani /
Step by Step: How the U.S. Killed bin Laden
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Rumsfeld: Intel about bin Laden could have come from Gitmo
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
The timeline of the mission to kill Osama bin Laden
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Osama bin Laden Dead: Jubilance Marked By Security Alerts
Discussion: Guardian and MyFox Orlando
Ilya Somin / The Volokh Conspiracy:
The Death of Bin Laden and the Morality of Targeted Killings
Discussion: PointOfLaw Forum
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Pakistani Twitterer Unknowingly Live-Tweets Assault on Osama bin Laden Compound
Victor Davis Hanson / National Review:   Bin Laden — Ne Requiescat in Pace
Osama bin Laden dead: body buried at sea
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Giuliani praises Obama's ‘courage’  —  Rudy Giuliani praised President Obama's “courage” for the risky method he chose to take down Osama bin Laden, adding his death is a “significant step” in the war on terror - but saying the tones of jubilation feel strange to him.
Ryan Brenizer:
Osama is Dead; Photos from a historic party at Ground Zero  —  On a gorgeous September day almost ten years ago, I had just started my morning as the editor-in-chief of an upstate newspaper when one of my reporters told me a plane had hit the World Trade Center.
Discussion: Althouse
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