Today in the news: Bin Laden unarmed during raid

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Mount Shasta Herald

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The White House on Tuesday released more details of the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound, saying the terrorist leader was not armed – as had previously been said – during the raid. Officials said bin Laden resisted and that forces had no choice but to fire. Also Tuesday, officials elaborated on the wealth of information collected from the compound, saying five computers, 10 hard drives and scores of storage devices were recovered.

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President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and others watched the raid from inside the White House. Check out the video report below.

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"We're definitely not out of the woods yet. The levees are all very saturated right now and they're going to continue to have a lot of pressure on them for several days." - Illinois Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Patti Thompson, talking after the Army Corps of Engineers purposely blew up a levee on the Mississippi River to help protect Cairo, Ill., from disastrous flooding. Missouri was against the levee breach, saying it has ruined farmland.

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