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Obama Confirms: U.S. Killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan

11:44 PM, May 1, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Osama bin Laden was killed today by American forces in Pakistan, President Obama just announced. The AP reports:

President Barack Obama says Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was killed in an operation led by the United States.

A small team of Americans carried out the attack and took custody of bin Laden's remains, the president said Sunday in a dramatic late-night statement at the White House.

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