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Bin Laden's Death: A Blow to Al-Qaeda

Monday, May 02, 2011

How has Al Qaeda changed in the past few years, and what does this blow mean to the organization? Ahmed Rashid, journalist and author of Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia and other books, speaks with us about the future of Al Qaeda.

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The Takeaway

Bin Laden Death: Terrorism Killer or Creator?

Monday, May 02, 2011

How will the world react to the death of Bin Laden? Or perhaps more significantly, how will the world of terrorism react? We speak with Lydia Khalil, former counterterrorism analyst with the NYPD, as well as Christine Fair, assistant professor at the Center for Peace and Security, to learn more. 

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The Takeaway

Obama's Speech on Bin Laden's Death

Monday, May 02, 2011

President Obama gave a statement last night, with little advance warning, on the dramatic U.S. attack on Osama Bin Laden. His statement confirmed rumors that had been swirling around Twitter and elsewhere for hours beforehand. 

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The Takeaway

The Nuts and Bolts of Bin Laden's Death

Monday, May 02, 2011

How did U.S. forces coordinate Osama Bin Laden's death? Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich explains the nuts and bolts of how this happened, and reports on the reactions in Washington, D.C.

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The Takeaway

America's Moment: Reactions to Bin Laden's Death

Monday, May 02, 2011

Following the news of Osama Bin Laden's death, Celeste Headlee is reporting live from Ground Zero this morning, where family of 9/11 victims and others have gathered to celebrate. Jared Ring, a New York City paramedic supervisor who left Eastern Long Island at 1:30 am to come to Ground Zero, speaks with us. Also, Miranda Nichols, a student from St. Johns University.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Raid

Monday, May 02, 2011

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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Essay: Real Victory is When the Troops Come Home

Monday, May 02, 2011

But yesterday is not like V-J Day, a comparison made by television broadcasters describing the communal outburst during last night's live coverage. The real celebration will come not for the death of a single enemy, but will come for a true "victory": When our troops are able to come home.

 

-Justin Krebs, on the death of Osama bin Laden

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The Takeaway

PJ Crowley on Osama Bin Laden's Death

Monday, May 02, 2011

Former spokesperson for the State Department PJ Crowley has an intimate knowledge of the U.S. government's mission to find Osama Bin Laden and bring him to justice over the last decade. Crowley joins us now, and reacts to the breaking news announced last night that the U.S. military did indeed kill and capture the 9/11 mastermind's body. George McAvoy, a New York resident whose brother died on 9/11 also speaks with us.

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The Takeaway

Top of the Hour: Osama Bin Laden is Dead, Morning Headlines

Monday, May 02, 2011

Osama Bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in a firefight yesterday, according to U.S. officials, who reported this news late last night and early this morning. Word of the death is rippling around the world, and crowds started gathering immediately in Times Square and at Ground Zero here in New York. Celeste Headlee reports live from Ground Zero.

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The Takeaway

Video: Osama Bin Laden Dead, Celebrations in Times Square

Monday, May 02, 2011

Early this morning, a few hundred people gathered in Times Square to celebrate the news that Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks and the most wanted man in the war on terror, is dead. Below, a video of the scene there.

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Osama Bin Laden Dead, 9/11 Family Members and Others Celebrate in Times Square

Monday, May 02, 2011

While a large gathering at the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan featured cheers, tears, and even the popping of champagne, a somewhat smaller but still-jubilant gathering was happening in Times Square early in the morning.

A few hundred people, waving flags, chanting "USA" and even singing the song "Don't Stop Believing" by American power ballad band Journey packed into the middle of the street at 42nd, as onlookers and journalists on the periphery watched.

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