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Unexpected Late Night News: Osama Bin Laden Dead

I was surprised this evening when preparing to watch the late-night local CBS news to see a developing special report from the White House.

After learning from CBS that it was likely that Osama Bin Laden had been killed by US military forces, I switched to CNN for President Obama’s address. The President began by saying, “Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.” You can read the full transcript of the speech here: Osama Bin Laden Dead | The White House.

Already, Facebook and Twitter are aflame with responses with widely divergent takes from congratulation to condemnation.

Now that this event has transpired, I wonder what tomorrow holds for the world?