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9:20 AM ET, May 2, 2011


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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 …
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.
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.
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.
Discussion: Yahoo! News and The Gateway Pundit
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 …
Patrick Ishmael / Hot Air:
BREAKING: BIN LADEN DEAD; Update: Killed “deep inside Pakistan” today in a firefight; Update: Found in Abbottabad; Update: Linked to Umar Patek?  Update: Details of assault; Update: Early intel came from Gitmo detainees  —  Topic as yet unknown.  Putting this up as a placeholder until the regular crew arrives.
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.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
How the Bin Laden Announcement Leaked Out  —  The terse announcement came just after 9:45 p.m. Sunday from Dan Pfeiffer, the White House communications director.  “POTUS to address the nation tonight at 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time,” he wrote on Twitter, sharing the same message that had just been transmitted to the White House press corps.
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 …
Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden dead - Obama  —  Bin Laden is top of the US “most wanted” list  —  Al-Qaeda founder and leader Osama Bin Laden has been killed by US forces, President Barack Obama has said.  —  The al-Qaeda leader was killed in a ground operation based on US intelligence, the first lead of which emerged last August.
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.
New York Times:
The Most Wanted Face of Terrorism  —  Osama bin Laden, who was killed in Pakistan on Sunday, was a son of the Saudi elite whose radical, violent campaign to recreate a seventh-century Muslim empire redefined the threat of terrorism for the 21st century.  —  With the attacks on the World Trade Center …
Bill Adair / PolitiFact:
In 2008, Obama vowed to kill Osama bin Laden
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Death of a Failure  —  For months after 9/11, people watched planes.
Discussion: National Review and Reuters
Aamer Madhani /
Step by Step: How the U.S. Killed bin Laden
Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL  —  Raid that got bin Laden was culmination …
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
What Osama bin Laden's Death Means
Discussion: Marbury and Yglesias
Dexter Filkins / News Desk:
What Pakistan Knew About Bin Laden
Discussion: Guardian
Lawrence Wright / News Desk:
Bin Laden: Hey, Hey Goodbye
New York Times:
Detective Work on Courier Led to Breakthrough on Bin Laden
Victor Davis Hanson / National Review:
Bin Laden — Ne Requiescat in Pace
Discussion: Power Line
Daniel Foster / National Review:
More Operational Details  —  Multiple outlets reporting …
Discussion: Blazing Cat Fur and Pajamas Media
CBS News:
Osama bin Laden is dead
Discussion: Firedoglake
Helene Cooper / The Lede:
Obama Announces Killing of Osama bin Laden
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: Balloon Juice
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