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11:24am

Mon May 2, 2011
NPR Story

Bin Laden's Death 'Huge Victory' For Obama

Originally published on Mon May 2, 2011 10:16 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

This is special coverage from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne with Steve Inskeep.

As we've been reporting all morning, President Obama announced last night that Osama bin Laden has been killed in his hideout in Pakistan, by American special forces.

For an update on what's happening at the White House this morning, we turn now to NPR's Mara Liasson. Good morning.

MARA LIASSON: Good morning, Renee.

MONTAGNE: What is the latest?

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10:53am

Mon May 2, 2011
NPR Story

Bush's Policy Adviser: Bin Laden's Demise 'Tribute' To Obama

Stephen Hadley, the principle White House foreign policy adviser to President George W. Bush, tells NPR's Steve Inskeep that Obama conducted a "well-run operation" to kill Osama bin Laden. He says that it was Bush's No. 1 priority while he was in office — and Bush "took some satisfaction" that he put things in place in the intelligence community.

10:50am

Mon May 2, 2011
World

'Stars And Stripes' Snaps Military Reactions

The military newspaper Stars and Stripes reports U.S. service members reacted with "shock and awe" to the death of Osama bin Laden. Photos on the paper's website are from Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. One shows troops solemnly watching the news. Another, shows Brigadier Gen. Tom Cosentino, who was in the Pentagon on Sept. 11, shaking hands with another officer — both smiling broadly.

10:34am

Mon May 2, 2011
Around the Nation

Celebrations Break Out After Bin Laden's Death

Originally published on Mon May 2, 2011 10:16 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

News of Osama bin Laden's death prompted celebrations across America. At a baseball game between the Mets and Phillies, chants of USA broke out at the top of the ninth as fans read the news on their smartphones. A crowd gathered outside the White House when President Obama addressed the nation last night. And thousands of people came to Ground Zero in New York City. They waved American flags and even sang the national anthem in the hours after they heard the news.

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10:24am

Mon May 2, 2011
Business

Economic Indicators Still Showing Growth in Mountain States

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For the 18th straight month business conditions in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah are showing continued signs of expansion.

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