Today in the news: Al-Qaida confirms bin Laden’s death

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Mount Shasta Herald

News to know

Al-Qaida released on statement on websites Friday that confirmed the death of Osama bin Laden, and the terrorist group said Americans’ “happiness will turn into sorrow, and their blood will be mixed with their tears.” The group also urged Pakistanis to “revolt.”

Quote of note

"The way you approach a treasure trove of information like this is to go at it in priority order. What you want to find first and fastest is any indication of plots actively under way.” - Former CIA deputy director John McLaughlin, talking about the information gathered from Osama bin Laden’s home. Officials said Friday that one of al-Qaida’s plans was to attack U.S. trains.

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