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Tag: Osama Bin Laden

February 13, 2013 | 5:04 pm

Navy SEAL Involved in bin Laden Killing Finds Support in Washington

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By Aaron Glantz, Center for Investigative Reporting The Navy SEAL who says he killed Osama bin Laden was on Capitol Hill attending a series of private conversations Tuesday with congressional leaders. The meetings came a day after a story in Esquire revealed that the man who killed the al-Qaida leader was unemployed and waiting for […]

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February 11, 2013 | 11:45 am

Navy Seal Who Killed Osama bin Laden Unemployed, Waiting For Disability Benefits

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By Aaron Glantz, Center for Investigative Reporting The Navy SEAL who says he killed Osama bin Laden is unemployed and waiting for disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. In an exclusive story for Esquire by Phil Bronstein of the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Shooter adds many details to what already is known […]

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‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Protesters Say It Glorifies Torture

January 4, 2013 | 3:21 pm

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Protesters Say It Glorifies Torture

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Osama bin Laden may be dead, but the controversy over his pursuit has never been more alive. Protests are springing up against the film “Zero Dark Thirty,” which opened in 25 cities on Friday, including Emeryville. Demonstrators outside a theater there warned that it inaccurately depicts torture as a helpful tool in hunting down the […]

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Watch Osama bin Laden Videos Released This Weekend, Obama on “60 Minutes”

May 9, 2011 | 9:08 am

Watch Osama bin Laden Videos Released This Weekend, Obama on “60 Minutes”

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The Pentagon on Saturday released video of Osama bin Laden that the U.S. says was confiscated during the raid that killed the Al Qaeda leader. The videos show bin Laden watching television and outtakes from his propaganda messages. Watch the videos and a CBS News special report. Also this weekend, President Obama was on “60 […]

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May 4, 2011 | 10:55 am

White House Won’t Release Photos of Slain bin Laden

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From AP: President Barack Obama has decided not to release death photos of terrorist Osama bin Laden, he said in an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes,” amid concerns that the gruesome image could prove inflammatory. Obama’s decision was reported on the CBS News Web site Wednesday after the president sat for an interview with the […]

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Bay Area and World Newspaper Headlines Announcing bin Laden’s Death

May 3, 2011 | 12:53 pm

Bay Area and World Newspaper Headlines Announcing bin Laden’s Death

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The Bay Citizen has put up yesterday’s front pages of seven Bay Area newspapers. Winner of the most editorialized headline contest: The Examiner’s “The butcher of 9/11 is DEAD.” The Sacramento Bee site took this aggregation idea one step further and reprinted front pages not only from around California but the world. Headlines of note: […]

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Reactions to bin Laden Death Abound; Interview With Chris Hedges on Americans’ “Triumphalism”

May 3, 2011 | 10:48 am

Reactions to bin Laden Death Abound; Interview With Chris Hedges on Americans’ “Triumphalism”

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For a true eye-of-the-beholder experience, check out these two headlines today from the Chronicle and the Mercury News: For Sept. 11 victims’ families, quiet relief (Chronicle) Bay Area families of war dead, 9/11 victims unsettled by bin Laden’s death (Mercury News) Relieved? Or unsettled? In journalism, as in in life, the story often depends on […]

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May 2, 2011 | 3:14 pm

Audio: Fremont’s Afghans React to Osama Bin Laden’s Death

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KQED’s Shuka Kalantari today visited Fremont’s “Little Kabul” district to get a feel for how this community of Afghani refugees, many of whom emigrated after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, is reacting to the death of Osama Bin Laden at the hands of American special forces. Her interviews below: Asad Saleh has owned the Little […]

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U.S. Official Says Bin Laden Went Down Firing

May 2, 2011 | 12:08 pm

U.S. Official Says Bin Laden Went Down Firing

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From AP: WASHINGTON – A U.S. official says Osama bin Laden went down firing at the Navy SEALs who stormed his compound. An official familiar with the operation says bin Laden was hit by a barrage of carefully aimed return fire. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because aspects of the operation remain classified. […]

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May 2, 2011 | 11:20 am

Archive of Initial Tweets From Pakistani Citizen About the Bin Laden Raid

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Shohaib Athar is, in his own words, “the guy who live-blogged the Osama raid without knowing it.” A computer programmer whom The Associated Press reports is 33-years-old and lives in Abbottabad, Pakisan, Athar tweeted throughout the night about what he was hearing — without realizing for hours what was happening. Here are some of his […]

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