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Report: U.S.-Pakistan Struck Deal on Bin Laden

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Report: U.S.-Pakistan Struck Deal on Bin Laden

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Report: U.S.-Pakistan Struck Deal on Bin Laden

Report: U.S.-Pakistan Struck Deal on Bin Laden

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The New Yorker reports that U.S. officials agreed to support Pakistan's pardon of Abdul Qadeer Khan — a scientist who admitted passing nuclear secrets to Iran, Libya and North Korea — in exchange for permission to hunt for Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. Pentagon officials deny they struck such a deal. Hear NPR's Bob Edwards and New Yorker reporter Seymour Hersh.