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Manuel Balce Ceneta/The Associated PressA crowd outside the White House in Washington cheer Sunday night upon hearing the news that terrorist leader Osama bin Laden is dead.

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Osama bin Laden is dead

WASHINGTON - Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that murdered thousands of Americans, was killed in an operation led by the United States, President Barack Obama said Sunday.A small team of Americans killed bin Laden in a firefight Sunday at a compound in Pakistan, the president said in a dramatic late-night statement at the White House.