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Banana Muffins for Mother’s Day

Posted on May 8 2011 by Judy Meghnagi

A recipe to give mom a special breakfast on her special day. Have you thought about what to do for that special mom in your life? Making reservations at a restaurant is very nice and easy. But putting some meaning into Mother’s Day will be greatly appreciated by your mom or grandma by cooking something […]

U.S. officials unveil videos of bin Laden

Posted on May 8 2011 by Reza Sayah/CNN/IM

Washington — Keenly conscious of his image, a graying Osama bin Laden no doubt never expected this video — showing him hunched over, draped in a blanket and using a television clicker — to hit the world’s airwaves as it did Saturday. Filmed by a confidant, the al Qaeda leader contrasts with the younger version […]

18 famous, and infamous, missions

Posted on May 8 2011 by Bryan Monroe, Ed Hornick, Kerith McFadden, Brett Roegiers and Rachael Anderson /CNN/IM

When the U.S. Navy SEAL team assaulted the compound of Osama bin Laden this week, the killing of the terrorist leader was seen around the world as a major success, a demonstration of the skill and planning by America’s most elite forces. Unfortunately, in recent history, most military and police special operations don’t go as […]

What ‘Situation Room Photo’ reveals about us ( video)

Posted on May 7 2011 by John Blake, CNN/IM

By now, the photo is a classic. It’s become the most viewed image on Flickr — a mesmerizing picture that suggests as much as it reveals. You may know it simply as the “Situation Room Photo,” but you may not be aware of what some say are three subliminal messages that make it so powerful […]

Obama pays tribute to unit in bin Laden raid

Posted on May 6 2011 by Matt Spetalnick; Editing by Peter Cooney/Rtrs

President Barack Obama, basking in U.S. public approval for the killing of Osama bin Laden, flew to a military base in Kentucky on Friday to thank special forces who carried out the deadly raid and led a rally filled with cheering troops. With his poll numbers up and even Republican critics congratulating him for the […]

Bin Laden’s wives — and daughter who would ‘kill enemies of Islam’ (video)

Posted on May 6 2011 by Brian Todd and Tim Lister, CNN/IM

Eleven years ago, a teenage girl was plucked from a quiet town in southern Yemen and taken first to Pakistan and then on to Kandahar in southern Afghanistan. Her name was Amal al-Sadah, and a year before the 9/11 attacks she became Osama bin Laden’s fifth wife. She was 18; he was 43. By his […]

Study predicts “Made in the USA” revival

Posted on May 6 2011 by Nick Zieminski/ Rtrs

The “Made in the USA” label may be poised for a comeback, a new study argues. The next few years will bring a wave of reinvestment by U.S. multinational manufacturers in their home base, as rising wages and a strong yuan currency make China a less attractive production center, the paper by the Boston Consulting […]

Georgia’s New Immigration Law—”Unjust and Un-American”

Posted on May 6 2011 by Parthiv N. Parekh/NAM/IM

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Georgia state House and Senate recently passed an immigration bill modeled on Arizona’s SB 1070, which would allow police to verify the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being undocumented. If Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signs the bill into law, Georgia will become the second sate to enact such a law. Parthiv […]

Obama visits New York to mark bin Laden’s death (video)

Posted on May 5 2011 by Samson Desta, Jeanne Meserve, Barbara Starr and Elise Labott /CNN

New York — President Barack Obama joined survivors of the September 11 attacks at a Manhattan firehouse and at the former site of the World Trade Center on Thursday, days after American commandos killed the man behind that massacre. Obama had lunch at the home of Engine Company 54, which lost 15 members in the […]

Why the U.S. mistrusts Pakistan’s spy agency

Posted on May 5 2011 by Chris Allbritton and Mark Hosenball/Rtrs

In 2003 or 2004, Pakistani intelligence agents trailed a suspected militant courier to a house in the picturesque hill town of Abbottabad in northern Pakistan. There, the agents determined that the courier would make contact with one of the world’s most wanted men, Abu Faraj al-Libbi, who had succeeded September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Muhammad […]

Foreclosed Homeowners Vent Anger at Wells Fargo

Posted on May 5 2011 by Suzanne Manneh and Ngoc Nguyen/ NAM/IM

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.–Oakland resident Sara Kershnar has been trying to get Wells Fargo bank to modify her home loan for two years. After the bank allegedly lost some vital documents “three to four times,” Kershnar, began to think they were “negligent.” She began to get angry. Kershnar had an opportunity yesterday few homeowners in her […]

Inside the Taliban’s jailbreak tunnel (video)

Posted on May 5 2011 by Nick Paton Walsh, CNN/IM

Editor’s note: Following a jailbreak in Afghanistan when hundreds of Taliban prisoners tunneled their way out of Kandahar’s biggest prison, CNN correspondent Nick Paton Walsh visited the scene for this exclusive report, from inside the tunnel. Kandahar, Afghanistan – Once the furor died down after the jailbreak was discovered, it was the Americans’ and Afghans’ […]

Compound attracting visitors (video)

Posted on May 4 2011 by CNN / IM

CNN’s Nic Robertson examines the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where Osama bin Laden remained hidden in plain sight. This post was submitted by CNN / IM.

How A Good REALTOR Can Maximize Your Profits When Selling Your House.

Posted on May 4 2011 by Rudy Lira Kusuma, CDP / IM

Most of us are not aware of the trends and fluctuations of the real estate market. Likewise we don’t know the steps necessary to maximize profits on the sale of our home. We rely heavily on the real estate agent to lead us down the path of profits. Considering your home is typically the most […]

Letter From Pakistan: Gotcha!

Posted on May 4 2011 by Nadeem F. Paracha / NAM / IM

KARACHI, Pakistan–The news the world had been waiting for ever since the United States declared war against A Qaeda in 2001 has finally arrived: Al Qaeda’s numero uno, the most wanted man in the world, Osama bin Laden, has finally been killed. As CNN and BBC were showing thousands of Americans gathering outside the White […]

Pakistan says not part of U.S. operation to kill bin Laden

Posted on May 3 2011 by Mark Hosenball and Kamran Haider / Rtrs

Pakistan’s president acknowledged for the first time on Tuesday that his security forces were left out of a U.S. operation to kill Osama bin Laden, but he did little to dispel questions over how the al Qaeda leader was able to live in comfort near Islamabad. The revelation that bin Laden had been holed up […]

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