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Where they are now? Key players in the bin Laden raid

A T-shirt reading "Osama Got Obama'd" is displayed at a souvenir stand near the White House in Washington in May 2011Five years ago, United States special forces shot and killed Osama bin Laden, ending a manhunt that began in earnest after his Al-Qaeda operatives hijacked planes and flew them into buildings in New York and Washington in September 2001. Having originally come to office in the aftermath of global financial meltdown, Obama had put America back on track, extricated its forces from the "dumb war" in Iraq and had seemingly won the smarter war against Al-Qaeda by ordering the mission to kill bin Laden.

Mon, 02 May 2016 02:32:24 -0400
Bernie Sanders begins making case to Hillary Clintonssuperdelegates

Bernie Sanders begins making case to Hillary ClintonssuperdelegatesThe Vermont senator held a press conference in Washington, D.C., on Sunday to mark one year since launching his presidential bid and urge superdelegates to rethink their pledges to Hillary Clinton.

Sun, 01 May 2016 16:00:31 -0400
Train derails in Washington, DC; leaks hazardous chemical

Emergency personnel work at the scene after a CSX freight train derailed, spilling hazardous material, in Washington on Sunday, May 1, 2016. The Capitol is seen in the background. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) Officials warned Washington D.C. area residents to brace for a potentially slow commute Monday after a CSX freight train derailed near a Metro stop, sending 15 cars off the tracks and spilling hazardous material.

Sun, 01 May 2016 21:54:20 -0400
Fears of Trump drive immigrants to become citizens

In this Monday, April 25, 2016 photo, Edgar Ospina, 50, poses for a photo where he is remodeling an apartment in Miami Beach, Fla. Ospina, who has spent almost half of his life in America after emigrating from his native Colombia, recently applied for naturalization. He was motivated to apply due to a possible Donald Trump presidency, in a year when immigration has taken center stage in the presidential campaign. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI (AP) Tens of thousands of immigrants are applying for U.S. citizenship in a year when immigration is at the center in this year's presidential campaign.

Mon, 02 May 2016 03:18:55 -0400
May Day rally in Los Angeles features strong anti-Trump theme

People march with an inflatable effigy of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during an immigrant rights May Day rally in Los AngelesHundreds of people marched through Los Angeles on Sunday in a May Day rally that took aim at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for his anti-illegal immigration platform that includes building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. The demonstration in America's second most populous city, which has a large immigrant population, came just days after protesters smashed the window of a police car and blocked traffic outside a Trump campaign event in Costa Mesa, California, 40 miles (64 km) southeast of Los Angeles. On Friday, demonstrators blocked the entrance of a hotel hosting the California Republican convention in Burlingame, south of San Francisco, forcing Trump to halt his motorcade and go through a back entrance to deliver his speech.

Sun, 01 May 2016 19:58:20 -0400
LGBT rights protesters vow to keep fighting Mississippi law

Protestors march seeking repeal of a Mississippi law allowing religious groups and some private businesses to deny services to same-sex couples, transgender people and others. More than 300 people attended a March and rally Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo Jeff Amy)JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Hundreds of supporters of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender rights protested Sunday against a new Mississippi law they call discriminatory, saying they're not giving up their fight.

Sun, 01 May 2016 21:14:07 -0400
Malia Obama to take gap year before entering Harvard in 2017

FILE - In a Thursday, April 7, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama jokes with his daughter Malia Obama as they walk to board Air Force One from the Marine One helicopter, as they leave Chicago en route to Los Angeles. The White House announced Sunday, May 1, 2016, that Malia Obama will take a year off after high school and attend Harvard University in 2017. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama's daughter Malia will take a year off after graduating high school in June before enrolling at Harvard University in 2017, a year later than had been widely expected, the president and his wife said in a long-awaited announcement Sunday.

Sun, 01 May 2016 15:43:36 -0400
Bergdahl defense can access classified information, court rules

U.S. Army Sergeant Bergdahl leaves the courthouse after an arraignment hearing for his court-martial in Fort BraggLegal proceedings against Bergdahl, which had been halted pending a resolution of the classified material issue, can now resume, according to a ruling on Thursday by the United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals that was made public late on Saturday by Bergdahl's attorney, Eugene Fidell. Bergdahl, now 30, walked away from his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was captured by the Taliban, who held him prisoner for five years and tortured him. Bergdahl returned to active duty, but after an investigation he was prosecuted by the U.S. military who said his disappearance from his post resulted in a 45-day search that put soldiers' lives at risk.

Sun, 01 May 2016 15:23:37 -0400
CIA director says unverified material in secret 9/11 pages

"Absolutely, I would not agree to having any CIA officer carrying out waterboarding again," said CIA Director John Brennan, pictured in February 2016WASHINGTON (AP) CIA Director John Brennan says a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 contains preliminary information about possible Saudi links to the attackers that hadn't been corroborated or checked out at the time.

Sun, 01 May 2016 15:03:12 -0400
Obama out: President closes out his run as comedian-in-chief

President Barack Obama speaks at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner at the Washington Hilton in Washington, Saturday, April 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama performed his brand of sharp-tongued comedy at the White House Correspondents' Dinner for the last time wrapping up with "Obama out" and dropping the mic while the crowd cheered.

Sun, 01 May 2016 05:01:34 -0400
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