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Politics Not Far From Obama, Romney On Bin Laden Anniversary

Eight years ago, it was President George W. Bush who rode national security to re-election by raising doubts about his 2004 Democratic challenger, Sen. John Kerry, This year, however, the tables have turned. It's the Democrat in the White House who is challenging Republicans on what has been a traditional area of GOP strength.
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Obama To Sign Agreement With Karzai On Visit

President Obama made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Tuesday. It was the third such trip of his administration, this time on the anniversary of the mission that led to the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Robert Siegel talks to Scott Horsley about the trip.
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Facing Death, Afghan Girl Runs To U.S. Military

On suspicion of speaking to a boy by phone, a teenage Afghan girl was threatened with death by her brothers. She fled to a U.S. military base, creating a quandary. If returned home, she faced almost certain death. If the military kept her on the base, the deeply conservative Afghan community would be outraged.
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Obama In Afghanistan On Surprise Visit

One year to the day after announcing to the world the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, President Obama has arrived in Afghanistan. He also spoke to Americans in a televised message.

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The 'Manhunt' To Capture Osama Bin Laden

Journalist Peter Bergen outlines the decade-long search for the al-Qaida leader in his new book Manhunt. Bergen is the only journalist to gain access to bin Laden's Abbottabad compound before it was razed by the Pakistani government.
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Looking Back: How The World Quickly Learned About Bin Laden's Death

One year ago, the news moved incredibly quickly. From rumor to confirmation to word of a burial at sea, it was all revealed in the space of about five hours.
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Afghan Soldiers' Attacks On U.S. Troops Not Being Fully Reported, AP Finds

There's been a policy of only reporting attacks that cause coalition fatalities, the wire service reports. So incidents that end with injuries or with only the attackers dead have not been reported.

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