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The Rest of the Osama Bin Laden Killing Story

Whew — What a day, eh?! There’s so much information floating around out there in the ether right now that it’s virtually impossible to keep up with it all. My damn head is spinning and will be for the next few hours, I think. Anyway, there was a lot that I wanted to get to today but just didn’t have the bandwidth, so I’m gonna dump some links to a few of the more interesting/important Bin Laden death related stories here.

• U.S. intelligence officials believe Osama Bin Laden made a propaganda tape shortly before his death and think that it may drop in the next few hours. (AP)

• Jihadists on the web are predictably in a tizzy over the whole thing. (Foreign Policy)

• The military may release the Bin Laden sea burial video. And the White House is considering releasing photos of his corpse. (Politico and ABC News)

• Observations from people who went down to the World Trade Center site last night. (NY Observer)

• Was last night Twitter’s “CNN moment?” (Business Insider)

• Does Bin Laden’s death raise the possibility that terrorists will try to retaliate against the U.S.? (Yahoo News)

• A sign in Brooklyn has been updated for the final time. (Village Voice)

• At least one U.S. senator thinks Bin Laden’s death could bring a swifter end to the Afghanistan war. (TPM)

• An essay about Osama Bin Laden’s death, told through the tweets of professional athletes. (Deadspin)

• When the news broke about Bin Laden’s death, Twitter experienced traffic spikes of 4000 tweets per second. (Techcrunch)

• A teacher who has refused to shave until Bin Laden was caught or killed can finally get rid of his beard. (Yahoo News)

• Here come the “deathers” — those who think the whole thing is conspiracy to make Obama look good. (Think Progress)

• People who lived near the house Bin Laden was killed in are shocked to know he may have been living there for the past 6 years. (Guardian)

• Jon Cena announced Bin Laden’s death to a WWE crowd last night. (Village Voice)

• What did Pakistan know about Bin Laden? (New Yorker)

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