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S O U T H C A R O L I N A
MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011
‘JUSTICE HASBEEN DONE’
The tall, lean, rich man’s soncould have spent his lifelounging about Saudi Arabiain luxury. Instead, Osama binLaden chose to kill. As a young man, he shot atSoviet invaders in Afghani-stan. In middle age, he turnedhis wrath and far-reaching re-sources against the UnitedStates — the superpower hesaw as spoiler of his home-land’s sacred cities.By the time of his death, his was the face of terrorism.President Barack Obamaannounced from the WhiteHouse late Sunday that binLaden had been killed by aspecial operation in Pakistan.His body is in the custody of U.S. officials.
This April1998 filephoto showsexiled alQaida leaderOsama binLaden in Afghanistan.Bin Laden isdead and theU.S. has hisbody.
President tells nation the world’s most wanted terrorist, al-Qaida leaderOsama bin Laden, has been killed in a U.S. operation in Pakistan
By RICK MONTGOMERY and SCOTT CANON
President Barack Obama made a televised statement on the death of Osama bin Laden from the East Room of the White House in Washington late Sunday.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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