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Vacationing IT Consultant Unknowingly Live Tweets bin Laden's Death
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Vacationing IT Consultant Unknowingly Live Tweets bin Laden’s Death

Sohaib Athar was vacationing in the mountains outside of Abbottabad, Pakistan, late Sunday night when he heard the sounds of helicopters closing in.

The IT consultant had his laptop with him, so he began live-tweeting what we now know were U.S. special forces descending upon Osama bin Laden's hideout.

"Uh oh, now I'm the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it," Athar concluded after realizing what he had done. Read on to see highlights from Athar's tweets, detailing this historic event.

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Americans React To Bin Laden Announcement

The world was brought to a standstill late Sunday evening when President Barack Obama confirmed that terrorist leader Osama bin Laden had been killed by U.S. operatives in Pakistan.

Americans quickly gathere

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Osama Bin Laden Dead

In a stunning development, President Barack Obama confirmed late Sunday evening that Osama bin Laden, the leader of terrorist group Al-Qaeda responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks, was killed Sunday in Pakistan.

Obama made the announcement in a televised address shortly after 11:30 PM ET, about an hour after reports of bin Laden's death had made their way onto the Internet.

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England Gets Its Own ‘Jersey Shore’ Spinoff [VIDEO]

The United States has provided the United Kingdom with its greatest export, MTV's 'Jersey Shore.'

The British version, called 'Geordie Shore,' tracks the lives of eight young people with a worldview similar to the Jersey cast - namely fighting, partying and hair gel.

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White House
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President Barack Obama Finally Releases Birth Certificate

After years of speculation, President Barack Obama silenced critics today by releasing the long form version of his birth certificate from the state of Hawaii.

The birth certificate was posted on the White House's official website, with a statement from White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer.

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Kiyoshi Ota, Getty Images
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Hacker May Have Stolen Credit Card Data From PlayStation Users

Millions of PlayStation Network users got the scare of their life yesterday when Sony announced that their personal information, including credit card data and billing addresses, may have been stolen

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Aflac Duck Gets New Voice
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AFLAC Duck Finally Has a New Voice [VIDEO]

A 36-year-old radio station sales manager from Hugo, Minnesota will be the new voice for the Aflac duck, replacing comedian Gilbert Gottfried, who was fired after his tasteless jokes about the Japan earthquake and tsunami.

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Christopher Polk, Getty Images
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Simon Cowell Wants Paula Abdul for ‘The X Factor’

It's the reunion we've all been hoping for.

In an exclusive interview with Deadline's Nikki Finke, former 'American Idol' judge Simon Cowell revealed

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U.S. Marines Rock Out to Britney Spears’ ‘Hold It Against Me’ [VIDEO]

Britney Spears has apparently inspired a group of U.S. Marines stationed in Afghanistan to film a fun, tongue-in-cheek video in which they lip-synch to her hit single 'Hold It Against Me.'

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Life-Size Barbie Has a Shocking Look [VIDEO]

As a 16-year-old, Galia Slayen made a life-size Barbie out of wood, chicken wire, paper-mache and -- of course -- two big balloons as way to deal with her anorexia.

Now, four years later, Slayen is a sophomore at Hamilton College and is using the massive (but freakishly slim) doll she built to start a conversation about eating disorders and body image issues.

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TSA Frisks a 6-Year Old Little Girl [VIDEO]

Unbelievable right? The Transportation Security Administration's pat down of a 6-year old girl was caught on video by her dad. While the TSA official was professional in her inspection of the little girl, it was over-the-top to subject her to such a process.

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Rebecca Black’s ‘Friday’ Hits 100 Million Views on YouTube

Break out the champagne: The infamous viral video for Rebecca Black's "hit" single 'Friday' has officially passed the 100 million views mark on YouTube, according to Billboard.

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