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The Secret Team That Killed bin Laden

From Ghazi Air Base in Pakistan, the modified MH-60 helicopters made their way to the garrison suburb of Abbottabad, about 30 miles from the center of Islamabad. Aboard were Navy SEALs, flown across the border from Afghanistan, along with tactical signals, intelligence collectors, and navigators using highly classified hyperspectral imagers.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 10:40am

What Has Changed Since 2001?

It took nearly 10 years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to kill terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden. A lot has changed in the world since 2001. Here's where we were back then.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 10:40am

Trumpdate: He's Decided to Run 'In My Mind'

One reason running against an incumbent president is so hard is that your opponent gets all these chances to look presidential as he conducts foreign affairs. This is especially true on a night when you're firing the sister of a deceased pop star on your reality show just as the president is announcing the death of the nation's No. 1 enemy for the last 10 years. Poor Donald Trump. After weeks of good luck, he can't catch a break. This is Trumpdate.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 9:40am

Pence Postpones Announcement

The killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. forces has prompted Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) to reschedule a Monday morning invitation-only, private conference call in which he had intended to announce an "important message."

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 9:40am

Liveblog: Unfolding Details of Osama bin Laden's Death; The World Reacts

National Journal will bring you the latest information about Osama bin Laden’s death and reactions from lawmakers and officials all day.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 9:40am

Overcoming the Language Barrier

Last week, senior members of the administration met at Miami-Dade College to discuss President Obama's goal of creating the best educated workforce by 2020. A key piece of that puzzle will be lifting Hispanic students out of their current rut. Hispanics are by far the largest minority in the country's public education system, but they have the lowest achievement rates. Less than half of Hispanic children are enrolled in early learning, only about half of them earn their high-school diplomas on time, and they are half as likely as their peers to be prepared for college.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 9:40am

Do We Need More Highways?

The U.S. Conference of Mayors will unveil the results of a survey this week showing that the country's mayors are big fans of transit, and perhaps less so of new highways. The survey will show that most mayors want highway expansion to be a low priority when investing in infrastructure. A majority of mayors also oppose a gas tax increase--the preferred revenue-raising option of the transportation and business communities--unless the money from those taxes goes only to support maintenance of existing roads and bridges and expanded transit like rail, buses, and other public transit.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 9:40am

VIDEO: Inside Osama bin Laden's Compound

ABC News releases video showing the inside of the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 9:40am

Bin Laden Is Dead: Reactions the Morning After

The morning after President Obama announced that U.S. operatives had killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, lawmakers and pundits weigh in on the morning shows. Here's what they have to say.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 9:40am

Stocks Rise, Oil Falls After Bin Laden's Death

The U.S. dollar and stock market futures rose, while Brent crude futures -- an oil price benchmark -- fell as much as 3.4 percent, following news late Sunday night that U.S. forces had killed Osama bin Laden, Bloomberg reports.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 9:40am