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Obama bars public release of bin Laden corpse photos

Obama bars public release of bin Laden corpse photos

President Barack Obama ordered grisly photographs of Osama bin Laden in death sealed from public view on Wednesday, declaring, “We don’t need to spike the football” in triumph after this…

Fake bin Laden death photos go viral

Fake bin Laden death photos go viral

The images are bloody, grotesque and convincing: Osama bin Laden lies dead, the left side of his head blasted away. But the pictures are fakes. Doctored photos purporting to show…

Secret heroes who can never be publicly honored

Secret heroes who can never be publicly honored

Patrons in bars across the country are raising toasts in the air, hoping the gesture of gratitude would somehow reach the clandestine Navy SEAL team that took down Osama bin…

Osama bin Laden not armed when killed

Osama bin Laden not armed when killed

A U.S. commando’s curt message to superiors signaled the end had come for the world’s most wanted terrorist: “Geronimo EKIA,” meaning enemy killed in action. Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaida…

The ever-changing White House story on bin Laden’s death

The ever-changing White House story on bin Laden’s death

Killing Osama bin Laden was a big victory for the U.S., but how exactly the raid went down is another story — and another, and another. Over two days, the…

With bin Laden gone, what’s next for U.S. war policy?

With bin Laden gone, what’s next for U.S. war policy?

The demise of Osama bin Laden complicates what was already a tough call for President Barack Obama: how to wind down the nearly decade-old war in Afghanistan. Now the symbolic…

Watching history unfold from afar

Watching history unfold from afar

Taut and riveting, the photo takes the world inside history: Around a lacquered table in the Situation Room, the president and his team are watching a heart-pounding hunt for a…

Pakistan expresses displeasure over bin Laden raid

Pakistan expresses displeasure over bin Laden raid

Pakistan criticized the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden as an “unauthorized unilateral action,” laying bare the strains the operation has put on an already rocky alliance. U.S. legislators…

One phone call led to bin Laden’s eventual death

One phone call led to bin Laden’s eventual death

When one of Osama bin Laden’s most trusted aides picked up the phone last year, he unknowingly led U.S. pursuers to the doorstep of his boss, the world’s most wanted…

As expected, doubters question bin Laden death claim

As expected, doubters question bin Laden death claim

Knowing there would be disbelievers, the U.S. says it used convincing means to confirm Osama bin Laden’s identity during and after the firefight that killed him. But the mystique that…