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Bin Laden: What we know now

Bin Laden: What we know now

05/04/11 08:00PM

The latest breaking details about the raid on the terrorist leader's Pakistani compound and the White House's decision not to release the photos of bin Laden... watch

Pakistani police stand guard at the sealed main gate to bin Laden's compound (May 4 - Abbottabad, Pakistan)

New details on bin Laden raid

05/04/11 07:21PM

NBC News has uncovered new details surrounding the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound by Navy SEALS.U.S. officials now say that three of the four men shot and killed during the raid were unarmed... including bin Laden, himself. According to officials the first team of Navy SEALS moved into the compound and took small arms fire from the guest house. They returned fire, killing bin Laden's courier. The courier's wife was also killed in the crossfire.A second SEAL team entered the main residence. Making their way to bin Laden's bedroom on the third floor, the U.S. commandos encountered two men. read more

The Dalai Lama during his visit to Ireland in April 2011

The Dalai Lama on bin Laden's death

05/04/11 04:07PM

What does one of the most highly-regarded spiritual leaders in the world think about the death of Osama bin Laden?The Dalai Lama weighed in on the killing of bin Laden Tuesday while speaking at the University of Southern California. The Tibetan Buddhist leader seemed to imply that the United States was justified in taking out the al Qaeda leader. According to the Los Angeles Times, the 75-year-old leader said:"Forgiveness doesn't mean forget what happened... read more

FLOTUS Got the Flow

05/04/11 03:11PM

Last week, Beyonce released a new version of her song "Move Your Body" for First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign. The "flash workout" was created to get kids moving and dancing in school. Not to mention, it's an awesome take on one of Beyonce's most danceable songs.Though Michelle Obama was not featured in the original Beyonce music video, she did break it down on on Monday with the kids at Alice Deal Middle School in Washington. The First Lady did the Dougie, Rumba and even the Running Man....and she did them quite well. read more

First Word: May 4, 2011

05/04/11 02:52PM

Here's a look at stories we're following right now. What headlines are you clicking on right now?President Obama has decided not to release the photo of a dead Osama Bin Laden.Former President George W. Bush has declined an invitation from President Obama to join him at Ground Zero tomorrow.Osama Bin Laden has cash sewn into his clothes when he was killed.In a speech at USC, the Dalai Lamaimplied the killing of Osama Bin Laden was justified.The House has begun debate on H.R. 3 "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions Act."  read more

Bin Laden photos won't be released

Bin Laden photos won't be released

05/04/11 01:31PM

NBC News White House Correspondent Savannah Guthrie is reporting President Obama has decided not to release photographs of Osama bin Laden's body, according to a senior White House official.UPDATED: Speaking at today's White House briefing, Press Secretary Jay Carney said the President consulted with his National Security Team about the photos and the determination was made that it was a risk to national security to release the photos. Carney added that the President's number one priority is the safety of all Americans. read more

The hunt for bin Laden, then and now

05/03/11 10:51PM

Lawrence reflects on the Bush administration's change in tone concerning the hunt for Osama bin Laden in 2002, and the lessons we can learn after the Obama administration's successful mission to take the al Qaeda leader out. read more

Leon Panetta's path less traveled

Leon Panetta's path less traveled

05/03/11 09:15PM

CIA director Leon Panetta -- named just days ago as President Obama's nominee to be Defense Secretary -- walked away from a rising career in California politics to serve in Washington.  Political Reporter Conan Nolan of NBC Los Angeles offers unique insight into what Panetta passed up long before being part of the team that got Osama Bin Laden. read more