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Monday, May 02, 2011

Celebrators cheer and wave American flags in Times Square at the news of Osama Bin Laden's death. (Ben Brock Johnson/WNYC)

Comprehensive coverage of the death of Osama bin Laden, plus your calls and reaction. 

Osama bin Laden Killed: Reaction and Emotion

We open the phones for 9-11 family members, first responders, Muslim-Americans and others to react to the news of Osama bin Laden's death, which the President announced last night. WNYC reporters Bob Hennelly and Arun Venugopal discuss how New Yorkers are reacting as we take calls. 

And Colleen Kelly, co-founder of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, speaks on how she is responding to the news. 

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The Raid

Osama bin Laden was killed during a raid on a compound in Pakistan by U.S. special-operations forces.  Bobby Ghosh, deputy international editor for Time Magazine, goes through the details.

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Al Qaeda Post-bin Laden

Lawrence Wright, staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, discusses the future of Al Qaeda now that Osama bin Laden is dead.

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