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Did DNA Finger bin Laden?

His face is one of the most recognizable in the world, but in the end, could it have been DNA fingerprinting that proved to U.S. officials that they had finally nailed Osama bin Laden?

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 5:40pm

Al-Qaida Retaliation Would Drive Spike in Oil Prices

Global oil prices could rise and become even more volatile in the wake of  Osama bin Laden’s death if al-Qaida-linked groups in Yemen and other areas of the Middle East aggressively seek to avenge him.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 5:40pm

Ensign Takes to the Senate Floor to Apologize for 'Self-Importance'

Today is John Ensign's last day in the Senate after two years of sex scandal, and instead of slipping away quietly as the world is riveted by the news of Osama bin Laden's death, Ensign soldiered on with his speech apologizing for his own "self-importance." Speaking on the Senate floor, Ensign explained that when he slept with the wife of his best friend and top aide and then tried to cov

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 5:40pm

Bin Laden's Rise and Fall: For America's Youth, the Story of Our Lives

Last night, I was one of thousands who descended on the White House for a surreal and discordantly jubilant celebration - the closest my generation has come to a VE Day or VJ Day. The closest, but not the same.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 5:40pm

VIDEO: The Five Most Aggressive Political Ads Featuring Bin Laden

Since Osama bin Laden became public enemy #1, politicians have used his face to attack their opponents and strike fear in voters. We count down the top five most aggressive campaigns that used bin Laden's face in attack ads.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 5:40pm

Behind the Story: The Sensitivity of Reporting on the Secret Team that Killed Osama

Marc Ambinder on Monday wrote a detailed account of the secret team that killed Osama bin Laden. In this video, he talks about the careful balance reporters must strike when reporting on these special forces.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 4:40pm

Free For All In Nevada Special Election

Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller announced Monday that the special election to fill the vacancy left by GOP Rep. Dean Heller's appointment to the Senate will be an all-party contest with all eligible candidates listed on one ballot.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 3:40pm

Rush Limbaugh 'Gushes' About Obama

Radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh offered unusual "praise" for President Obama on Monday for his role in the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 3:40pm

The Obama-Osama Rhyme Now Works in the President's Favor

With just one letter difference between "Osama" and "Obama," confusing the names of the President and the United States's sworn enemy is easy if unfortunate to make.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 2:40pm

Live: White House Press Briefing on bin Laden's Death

The press briefing was scheduled to begin at 1:45 p.m. and should begin shortly. Stay tuned for updates on the death of Osama bin Laden. "It's a packed house," reports CNN. Reporters are anxious to hear more about the DNA test identifying bin Laden. Carney introduced John Brennan, assistant to the president for homeland security.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 2:40pm