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  • Small Town, Big Heart Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 3:18 PM ET
    Municipal Building, Middletown Township, NJ

    Middletown , N.J.  which lost more people in the attack than any other town,  saw some residents move away in the aftermath, while others were moved to find  ways to keep memories alive.

  • Pakistan Lets China See US Helicopter Sunday, 14 Aug 2011 | 7:55 PM ET
    A crashed military helicopter is seen near the hideout of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden after a ground operation by US Special Forces in Abbottabad on May 2, 2011. Pakistan said that the killing of Osama bin Laden in a US operation was a "major setback" for terrorist organisations and a "major victory" in the country's fight against militancy.

    Pakistan allowed Chinese military engineers to photograph and take samples from the top secret stealth helicopter that U.S. special forces left behind when they killed Osama bin Laden, the Financial Times has learnt.

  • Mendenhall Sues Champion After Termination Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 3:36 PM ET
    Rashard Mendenhall

    Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is firing back, suing the company that terminated him and asking for more than $1 million in damages.

  • Did Money on Mules Free French Hostages? Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 8:02 AM ET
    Cityscape at sunrise, Kabul, Afghanistan

    Herve Ghesquiere and Stephane Taponier, the two French journalists that had been held hostage in Afghanistan for 547 days, landed on French soil on Thursday morning. Sources talk about the unusual path taken by the ransom.

  • US Must Break OPEC Monopoly to Be Secure: Ex-CIA Head Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 10:59 AM ET

    The killing of Osama bin Laden was a fine CIA and Navy SEAL operation but unless it breaks OPEC's monopoly on oil the U.S. and its allies are still far from secure, warned former Central Intelligence Director James Woolsey.

  • Operation Cupcake Derails al-Qaeda Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 7:02 AM ET

    Al-Qaeda's plans to recruit terrorists via a new English-language magazine have been disrupted by the British intelligence agency MI6, which replaced bomb-making instructions on the website with recipes for cupcakes, UK newspaper the Daily Telegraph reported on Friday.

  • Violence Cost World Economy $8.1 Trillion: Research Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 4:09 AM ET
    Libyans shout slogans against Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi while holding a cartoon depicting Kadhafi being hit with a hammer symbolising 'the people's will'.

    The lack of world peace affects the economy by trapping productivity and removing vital resources, according to an international research institute which also put the cost of global violence at $8.1 trillion last year.

  • Obama Signals Rocky Road for Middle East Peace Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 6:53 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    It has almost been two years since US President Barack Obama took the stage at Cairo University, reaching out to a mesmerized audience and seeking "a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world".

  • Your Chance to Be a SEAL and Kill Bin Laden Is Here Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 7:11 PM ET
    Pakistani army soldiers leave the area near the hideout of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden after a ground operation by US Special Forces in Abbottabad on May 2, 2011.

    Osama bin Laden is dead ... Except at SC Village Paintball in Corona, California.

  • Kyle Bass, David Tepper: Play ‘Less Bad’ Assets Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 10:27 AM ET
    Wall Street sign

    Recently,  hedge fund magnates Mr. Bass and Mr. Tepper, the respective heads of Hayman Capital and Appaloosa Management, separately initiated bets on “less bad” assets—those assets which may be expected to see some cyclical improvement from a low base—as opposed to investing in those assets/markets which boast positive or favorable fundamentals, irrespective of outlying factors.

  • President Clinton on Osama bin Laden's Death     Friday, 13 May 2011 | 4:23 PM ET

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo talks with President Clinton about the death of Osama bin Laden and the future of Al-Qaeda.

  • In a CNBC exclusive, President Clinton broke his silence speaks to Maria Bartiromo for the first time about what he knew about the operation, what it means for the war on terrorism, and what's next for the relationship between the US and Pakistan.

  • The Town Known as Terrorism Central Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 1:14 AM ET
    Osama bin Laden

    It will forever be known as the place where the United States finally caught up with Osama Bin Laden but the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad has been described as the country’s ‘Terrorism Central,’ according to the executive director of the Asia-Pacific Foundation.

  • Obama Gets Boost From Death of Bin Laden: NBC Poll Monday, 9 May 2011 | 6:37 PM ET
    President Barack Obama makes a statement on his birth certificate at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 27, 2011.

    President Obama's standing with Americans has improved after U.S. commandos killed Osama bin Laden, but only slightly.

  • Maria's Market Message     Monday, 9 May 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo discusses the day's top business and financial stories, and looks ahead to tomorrow's Closing Bell.

  • Is US Dollar's Recovery Tied to Death of Bin Laden? Monday, 9 May 2011 | 4:47 PM ET
    Saudi-born alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden is seen in this video footage recorded at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan aired by the Qatar-based satelite TV station al-Jazeera in 2001.

    There were many reasons throughout history that a currency has become the reserve money of the world, but the most common has been the country’s military might—specifically that of its navy.

  • The Terrorist's Top Picks     Monday, 9 May 2011 | 2:44 PM ET

    Marlow Stern, Newsweek Daily Beast reporter, with a list of Osama bin Laden's favorite brands, including Pepsi and Coke, as well as his admitted fondness for singer Whtney Houston.

  • Making Way for Bin Laden Town Monday, 9 May 2011 | 12:44 AM ET

    The former residence of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, a military city 50km from Islamabad, has become one of the most recognised addresses in Pakistan, the FT reports.

  • Pres. Obama Addresses Soldiers     Friday, 6 May 2011 | 4:30 PM ET

    President Barack Obama addresses the Screaming Eagles and other units stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

  • Thwarting Economic Terror Threats     Friday, 6 May 2011 | 2:26 PM ET

    Osama bin Laden may be dead but could the threat of terror against Wall Street push America's fragile economy over the edge? CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details on what Congress might do.