President Obama took the opportunity to show his humorous side in discussing his birth certificate and mocking Republican opponents, most of all Donald Trump, who looked thoroughly miffed throughout the event.
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.
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.
The National Weather Service says a EF-4 tornado passed through the northern St. Louis County area on April 25, damaging or destroying over 750 homes. The tornado, the strongest here since 1967, also hit the airport causing a two day shutdown. No one was killed or seriously injured.
Ring-wing protesters confronted Left-wing Israelis holding a rally in support of a Palestinian state. The rally was held outside the Israeli Hall of Independence where Israel's first Prime Minister David Ben Gurion read Israel's declaration of independence.
Libyan relatives and colleagues mourn the death of rebel fighter Abdelsalam Ertel in Ajdabiya, Libya. Ertel was killed on Saturday April 16 in fighting between the Libyan rebels fighters and the pro-Kadhafi forces. UPI\Tarek Alhuony.
Leader of the Liberal opposition Michael Ignatieff greets supporters at a town hall meeting in a swing riding on a 2011 Federal Election Campaign stop in North Vancouver, British Columbia, April 17, 2011.
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