As the news trickled out via social media and increasing press reports, celebratory crowds began to grow in front of the White House and at Ground Zero, cheering the death of the formerly elusive terrorist leader.
After receiving information regarding his possible whereabouts, President Barack Obama ordered an operation to kill Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, the success of which was announced late Sunday night.
With the announcement of a sudden presidential press conference, the news quickly broke on Sunday that Osama bin Laden, notorious mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, among others, had been killed. Details are still scarce, but what is known is that the most wanted man in the world is now dead.
The countdown for shuttle Endeavour's final launch, attended by U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was hitch free early Friday. The Endeavour mission will be the 134th in the program and the 25th for the spacecraft and the 36th shuttle mission to the space station.
U.S. President Barack Obama's national security post choices bring military skill to the CIA and political know-how to the Defense Department, officials said. Former CIA Director Leon Panetta will succeed Robert Gates as Secretary of Defense.
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