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  The reckoning: Assessing the economic toll of Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Laden is dead, but during the 10 years since he masterminded the Sept. 11 attacks, he has cost the United States billions. Need to Know looks at the economic toll bin Laden exacted on the U.S.

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Bin Laden’s death the latest setback for an al Qaeda sliding into irrelevance

As protests roil the Arab world and opposition figures denounce terrorism, Osama bin Laden’s death has become just the latest milestone in a “long slide” for the group that masterminded the Sept. 11 attacks.

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Seen from the sky: Where bin Laden was killed

Maps and satellite imagery show the enormous, high-security compound where Osama bin Laden was killed Sunday. The home, worth $1 million, was unusual in many respects.

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  Learning of bin Laden’s death

From Ground Zero to Afghanistan to the White House, people gathered Sunday night and Monday to hear of Osama bin Laden’s death.

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Obama: ‘The U.S. has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden’

American special forces stormed a compound deep inside Pakistan and, after a firefight, shot the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks to death. “Justice has been done,” President Obama said Sunday. Watch the full video of Obama’s speech.

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Stranger than fiction

Author Greg Mortenson is under fire for allegedly fabricating parts of his bestselling “Three Cups of Tea.” Joshua Foust asks what we’re really losing with Mortenson’s fall.

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VII Magazine: The Rebels

In part two of a two-part series on Libya, VII photographer Franco Pagetti documents the Benghazi rebels’ struggle for victory.

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Gutting the State Department

Joshua Foust asks what the proposed budget cuts say about the growing militarization of U.S. foreign policy.

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VII Magazine: The cult of Gadhafi

In part one of this two-part series on Libya, VII photographer Christopher Morris captures the faces of Moammar Gadhafi’s followers over the course of a month in Tripoli.