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Death of Osama bin Laden (2011)

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  • Dave Barry's 2012 Year in Review

    Dave Barry's 2012 Year in Review
    It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate. Example: This year the "reality" show "Jersey Shore," which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument...
  • Torture helped get bin Laden?

    Torture helped get bin Laden?
    "Zero Dark Thirty," the film about the hunt for and killing of Osama bin Laden, got a fresh infusion of buzz over the weekend when outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta confirmed again that enhanced interrogation techniques aided the effort to find...
  • John C. Ford Jr., cryptanalyst during World War II

    John C. Ford Jr., cryptanalyst during World War II
    John C. Ford Jr., who as a young World War II cryptanalyst was part of a team whose work resulted in the shooting down of the bomber carrying Japanese Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto, died Wednesday from respiratory failure at a son's Arnold home. He was 94....
  • Ukraine's drama, Obama's weakness

    Ukraine's drama, Obama's weakness
    Ukraine's civil conflict strikes many Americans as a distant and unimportant dispute, one hardly connected to their daily lives. Such a lack of interest in international affairs is understandable, perhaps, because of the focus on economic recovery since...
  • TV review: 'Manhunt' keeps Bin Laden hunt as real as possible

    TV review: 'Manhunt' keeps Bin Laden hunt as real as possible
    How many films about the search for and killing of Osama bin Laden can the market bear? The answer appears to be three — a bad one, a good one and now, a messy but provocative one. National Geographic Channel's docudrama "Seal Team Six" was...
  • Sanford and Hicks go to Congress, The CIA goes to Hollywood and CNN stays put

    Sanford and Hicks go to Congress, The CIA goes to Hollywood and CNN stays put
    Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has been elected to the House (or at least that's where we hear he's going). Welcome to your trends report for Monday, May 8, 2013. Sanford will head to Capitol Hill after facing off against Elizabeth...
  • Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden: Hinting at early 2016 positioning?

    Hillary Rodham Clinton has not said for sure if she is running for president in 2016. Joe Biden has not said for sure if he is running for president in 2016. Into that Democratic vacuum rides the wink-wink, nudge-nudge part of campaign 2016. On Tuesday,...
  • Scott Pelley says Americans want an 'honest' newscast -- and CBS is delivering one

    Two years ago as he was about to take over a ratings-battered and beleaguered newscast from Katie Couric, Scott Pelley told me he thought great journalism in the traditional sense of that term could still be good business despite the epic change rocking...
  • Welcome to the book blog jungle, Bookmarks!

    The San Francisco Chronicle launched a book blog this week, Bookmarks. To welcome Bookmarks to the literary blogosphere, we emailed books editor John McMurtrie, who told us all about the blog -- or blogue, or blague, depending. JC: Did the Chronicle...
  • Gem merchant says he should get $25M reward for bin Laden's death

    Gem merchant says he should get $25M reward for bin Laden's death
    A Michigan gem merchant who claims he tipped the FBI on the location of Osama bin Laden’s secret compound in Pakistan eight years before his killing has hired a high-powered Chicago law firm to help him go after the $25 million reward offered for...
  • Obama Tells Coast Guard Cadets: 'We Remember Our Moral Compass'

    Obama Tells Coast Guard Cadets: 'We Remember Our Moral Compass'
    Fighting pirates off the Horn of Africa, saving lives after natural disasters and stopping terrorists from entering American ports are all missions expected of the U.S. Coast Guard, President Barack Obama told graduating cadets Wednesday. And in a nod to...