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8:05am

Wed May 11, 2011
The Two-Way

AP Poll Puts Obama's Approval At Two-Year High

President Obama, during a Democratic National Committee event in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday (May 10, 2011).
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"President Barack Obama's approval rating has hit its highest point in two years — 60 percent — and more than half of Americans now say he deserves to be re-elected, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll taken after U.S. forces killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden."

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7:37am

Wed May 11, 2011
The Two-Way

Report: Bin Laden Was Killed 'Relatively Early' In Raid

Among the evidence seized at bin Laden's compound were videos — including one showing the al-Qaida leader watching TV. The Pentagon released this image from one of the videos on May 7, 2011.
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Osama bin Laden was dead about 20 minutes after U.S. commandos landed at his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, last week "a U.S. official" has told CBS News' David Martin.

The official, saying that the al-Qaida leader was killed "relatively early" in the operation, tells CBS that members of the Navy SEAL team spent about half the 40 minutes they were at the compound collecting computers, hard drives, thumb drives and other evidence about bin Laden's terrorist network.

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7:18am

Wed May 11, 2011
Around the Nation

Swiss Man Rockets Over Grand Canyon

Swiss daredevil Yves Rossy has flown over the Grand Canyon. He did it while wearing a jetpack. His other feats include flying over the English Channel.

7:08am

Wed May 11, 2011
Books We Like

A Celebration Of 'Vinyl' And Pop Critic Ellen Willis

In 1975, Ellen Willis went to see a Rolling Stones concert. "I spent most of the evening dancing in my seat," she wrote in her review for The New Yorker magazine, "and in my seat merely because the people behind me insisted." As a critic, she was always shaking her hips.

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7:05am

Wed May 11, 2011
Around the Nation

Creative Prom Invite Gets Student Suspended

In Shelton, Conn., high school senior James Tate wanted to ask someone to prom in a special way. In the middle of the night, he and friends brought a ladder to the school and taped this message in tall letters to the side of the building: "Sonali Rodrigues, Will you go to prom with me?" She said yes, but the school suspended Tate for trespassing.

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