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Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces at a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. President Obama announced the news late Sunday at the White House, calling the death of bin Laden "the most significant achievement to date" in the war against al-Qaida. AP hide caption

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Lawrence Wright: Bin Laden's Death 'Long In Coming'

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Jitterbug Angelo Badalamenti & City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
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ProPublica published a cartoon titled "Welcome to CDO World" to accompany Eisinger and Bernstein's reporting. The cartoon explains how bankers used collateralized debt obligations to fuel 2008's financial meltdown. Al Granberg/ProPublica hide caption

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How Some Made Millions Betting Against The Market

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Sleepwalker Phillip Johnston
New Orleans Instrumental No. 1 [Instrumental] R.E.M.
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