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A Moment of Pure Joy and Emotion

My youngest sister, Marykate, was only 9 at the time of the September 11 terrorist attacks. For people her age, there is no memory of the America that existed in a world of relative peace. After the news of Osama bin Laden's death came late on Sunday night, it was Marykate who reminded me that rather than being a purely political event, this was an emotional moment all of America could share. 

Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 1:40pm

Obama's Approval Rating Jumps 9 Points

President Obama's job approval rating has jumped 9 points in the wake of Osama bin Laden's killing, rising to 56 percent, his highest since 2009, the Washington Post's Jon Cohen and Dan Balz report.

Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 1:40pm

First Signs Of Slight Obama Poll "Bump" In One-Day Surveys

Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 1:40pm

Afghanistan After Bin Laden: Some Lawmakers Want the War to End

With Osama bin Laden dead, does that mean we've won the war in Afghanistan and can pack up our things and go home? Sen. Lindsey Graham worries that in the wake of the Pakistan raid, we'll see "an unholy alliance of right and left on leaving Afghanistan," Politico's Jake Sherman and Manu Raju report.

Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 1:40pm

PICTURES: World Reacts to the Death of Osama bin Laden

Reaction to Osama bin Laden's death from the United States and around the world.

Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 1:40pm

The Behind-the-Scenes Moments of the Bin Laden Raid

As the broad sketches of the U.S. government's raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout become common knowledge, newspaper teams are putting together richly-reported accounts of the tense moments inside the White House preceding bin Laden's death. Here are some of the more interesting moments:

Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 1:40pm

Nuke-Free Zone Pacts Submitted to Senate

President Obama has submitted for Senate ratification the protocols to two treaties banning the presence, production, acquisition, and use of nuclear weapons in Africa and the South Pacific, the White House announced.

Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 10:40am

Cyber Crooks Cash in on Osama bin Laden's Death

Within hours of the announcement that Osama bin Laden was dead, online security vendors began reporting incidents of spammers and scammers exploiting the news. Major world events, including the recent Japanese earthquake, typically are accompanied by an increase in fraudulent emails designed to ensnare those seeking to help or obtain more information. The capture of the Sept. 11 mastermind is no different.

Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 10:40am

Trumpdate: A Single Advertiser Fires The Donald

Donald Trump's big personality and big hair look so much smaller in the wake of President Obama's huge national security victory. But the maybe-presidential candidate soldiers on. Monday night he was out among fancy New York people, saying he hoped bin Laden's last moments weren't peaceful, even as one advertiser drops his show. This is Trumpdate.

Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 10:40am

Democrats Acting Defensive On New York Special

In this month's closer-than-expected upstate New York special election, Democrat Kathy Hochul is still waiting to see if national Democrats will jump in to help her campaign - even as state Democrats don't appear fully behind her.

Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 10:40am