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Stories for May 1, 2011

State Department Warns Of Reprisal Over Bin Laden

May 1, 2011
Associated Press

The State Department is putting U.S. embassies on alert and is warning Americans abroad of possible reprisal attacks from al-Qaida and its affiliates around the world after the killing of the group's leader Osama bin Laden by American forces in Pakistan.

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Crowds Gather After President Announces Bin Laden Killed

May 1, 2011
Associated Press

Americans gathered in jubilant crowds to cheer, sing and applaud early Monday after the president announced that Osama bin Laden was killed.

No Reports Of Heightened Protection In SoCal For Retaliatory Attacks

May 1, 2011
City News Service

No measures to harden Southland potential targets against retaliatory terror strikes were immediately reported tonight following the announcement that U.S. forces had killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

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Home Post Blog: Osama Bin Laden Killed by JSOC (Video)

May 1, 2011
By Beth Ford Roth

The Joint Special Operations Command, known as JSOC, was responsible for taking down Osama bin Laden, according to NBC News. So what exactly is JSOC? The website says the military started JSOC in 1980 as a means to study the best ways to plan special operations. But as we learned tonight, JSOC is so, so much more.

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Osama Bin Laden Killed In US Firefight

May 1, 2011
NPR Staff and Wires

Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was killed in an operation led by the United States, President Barack Obama said Sunday.