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Top Talker: Bin Laden Killed

05/02/11 09:25AM

Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, is dead, ending a 10-year search for the most-wanted man in the world. President Obama announced in a White House address last night that he authorized a targeted operation to kill bin Laden at a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.U.S. officials say an elite team from Navy Seal Team Six conducted a helicopter raid on bin Laden's compound and also killed his son and two couriers. U.S. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for May 2, 2011

05/02/11 06:46AM

Here are the major opinion columns and editorials from today.DEATH OF BIN LADENBy Ross DouthatThe New York TimesTen years later, we’re still waiting. There have been many plots, certainly, foiled by good intelligence work or good police work or simple grace and luck. There have been shoe bombers and there have been underwear bombers and Times Square bombers — and others still, presumably, that were cut short before they reached the headlines. ... In cracked vision, America was the weak nag, and Al Qaeda the strong destrier. read more