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This undated file photo shows al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. According to media reports, the CIA was once planning to make and distribute a bin Laden action figure in an attempt to deter terrorism. AP Photo, File

CIA once planned to make Osama bin Laden action figure to deter terrorism

This undated file photo shows al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. According to media reports, the CIA was once... (more...)

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In this May 17, 2014 file photo, then-India's next Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a press conference at the party headquarters in New Delhi, India. AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File

7 people charged in southern India with defaming new prime minister in college magazine

In this May 17, 2014 file photo, then-India’s next Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a press conference at the party... (more...)

Samiullah Afridi (C), lawyer for Pakistani doctor Shakeel Afridi, who assisted the CIA in their hunt for Osama bin Laden, leaves the building after a hearing in Peshawar on October 30, 2013. A. MAJEED/AFP/Getty Images

After militant threats, lawyer quits case of Pakistan doctor who helped CIA find Bin Laden

Samiullah Afridi (C), lawyer for Pakistani doctor Shakeel Afridi, who assisted the CIA in their hunt for Osama bin Laden,... (more...)

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School library named for Osama bin Laden though terror leader’s image slowly fades in Pakistan

Maulana Abdul Aziz, head cleric of a Pakistani seminary, sits in a library named after slain al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden,... (more...)

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Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law Sulaiman Abu Ghaith convicted at NYC terror trial

In this courtroom sketch, from left, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith stands next to his attorney, Stanley Cohen, as courtroom deputy... (more...)

(FILES)This April 17, 2002 file frame grab from the Saudi-owned television network MBC (Middle East Broadcasting Center) shows Suleiman Abu Ghaith, the spokesman of alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network, claiming responsibility for the September 11 suicide attacks in the United States in an undated videotape broadcast by the Dubai-based MBC.  AFP/Getty Images

Jury selection to begin for biggest al-Qaida figure to face trial in NYC since Sept. 11

(FILES)This April 17, 2002 file frame grab from the Saudi-owned television network MBC (Middle East Broadcasting Center)... (more...)

This undated file photo shows al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. AP Photo

Al-Qaida remains threat to Canada despite Bin Laden’s death: CSIS

This undated file photo shows al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. AP Photo THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA —... (more...)

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Pakistan orders retrial for doctor who aided U.S. bin Laden search

This photograph taken on July 22, 2010, shows Pakistani surgeon Shakeel Afridi, who was working for the CIA to help find... (more...)

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Lawyer representing Pakistani doctor who helped CIA find Osama bin Laden flees after threats

Samiullah Afridi (C), lawyer for Pakistani doctor Shakeel Afridi, who assisted the CIA in their hunt for Osama bin Laden,... (more...)

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Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law arrested, goes on trial in New York for ‘conspiring to kill U.S. citizens’

In this courtroom drawing, Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, leans forward as he is handcuffed in... (more...)

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Bin Laden raid’s success had roots in Iraq War, retired general says

TONY CAPACCIO BLOOMBERG Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who was the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Brendan Smialowski/Getty... (more...)

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