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Timeline: Osama bin Laden's Life and Death

1957: Osama bin Laden is born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is 17th of 52 children. His father, Mohammed Bin Laden was the country's wealthiest construction magnate.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 12:40am

Osama Bin Laden Is Dead

Osama bin Laden is dead, reports CNN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and several other news agencies. The U.S. government has the Al-Qaeda leader's body, which was recovered in a mansion outside of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad.

Posted: Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 11:40pm

Bin Laden Is Dead, Obama Declares

President Obama will tell the nation on Sunday night that Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden is dead, National Journalhas learned. 

Posted: Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 11:40pm

Obama to Address the Nation at 10:30 PM

In a move that surprised Washington, the White House announced on Sunday night that the president would make a statement from the White House at 10:30 P.M. EST. White House officials would not say what the statement was regarding and senior officials were keeping mum in response to queries from National Journal and other news outlets. 

Posted: Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 10:40pm

Bachmann to Skip First Presidential Debate in

Add another tally to the count of GOP presidential hopefuls who will not be participating in what is shaping up to be a lackluster “kickoff” candidate debate on Thursday in South Carolina: Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., unceremoniously announced in a Fox News Sunday appearance that she will bypass the network’s cosponsored event.

Posted: Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 6:40pm

Shuttle Launch Delayed Further; Crew Head to Houston

The space shuttle Endeavour will not launch this week, and the six shuttle astronauts have gone back to Houston for training, NASA said on Sunday.

Posted: Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 6:40pm

What We Learned: Senior Week

What we at The Hotline learned this week:

Posted: Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 5:40pm

After Attack, Question Lingers: Should Qaddafi Be a Target?

NATO vowed on Sunday to continue attacks in Libya on military targets, adding that it could not confirm that the son of strongman Muammar el-Qaddafi was killed in an airstrike in Tripoli over the weekend.

Posted: Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 4:40pm

Gingrich To Launch Campaign Next Week

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich plans to officially enter the presidential race early next week, he told Hotline On Call before Saturday's White House Correspondents Dinner.

Posted: Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 4:40pm

Pols Shy Away From Hard Stances on Agreement

Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Sunday shied away from hard demands when discussing what it would take for them to vote to raise the nation’s debt limit, indicating there is some wiggle room on what would satisfy them as the nominal May 16 deadline approaches.

Posted: Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 2:40pm