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Man Accidentally Live-Tweets bin Laden Murder

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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Sports Fans Cheer bin Laden’s Death With “U-S-A!” Chant [VIDEO]

Most people watching 'ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball' game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets knew that the reason the crowd suddenly erupted into cheers was because they had just found out Osama Bin Laden had been shot dead by American special forces.

The players on the field, however, had no idea. "I really didn't understand what was going on there for a minute," said Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee, whose team wound up losing 2 to 1 in 14 innings.

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Celebrities and Politicians React to Osama bin Laden’s Death on Twitter

As news of Osama bin Laden's death spread across the globe Sunday night, celebrities and politicians took to the Internet with quick responses to the news.

From Charlie Sheen to Donald Trump, the sentimentality shared was the same. Celebrities poured their American pride and thoughts for the victims of 9/11 into their tweets. Both celebrities and politicians extended accolades to the administration and to the United States military. Several celebrities injected their senses of humor into the news.

We've compiled some of the more notable tweets released in the hours following President Barack Obama's announcement. Check them out after the jump.

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Local Anchor Accidentally Reports President Obama Is Dead

When breaking news occurs, mistakes are bound to be had.

Unfortunately, one local news anchor for Washington, D.C., Fox affiliate WTTG learned this the hard way last night while reporting on the killing of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.

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Americans React to News That Osama bin Laden Is Dead [PHOTOS]

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...

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Osama bin Laden Killed in Pakistan, President Obama Confirms

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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Students gather at the fence on the north side of the White House, pose for photographs, chant "U.S.A.! U.S.A.!" and sing the Star Spangled Banner May 1, 2011 in Washington, DC. U.S. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Students gather at the fence on the north side of the White House, pose for photographs, chant "U.S.A.! U.S.A.!" and sing the Star Spangled Banner May 1, 2011 in Washington, DC. U.S. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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President Obama Announces the Death of Osama bin Laden

The moment that America has yearned for since September 11th, 2001 has finally occurred. On Sunday night at approximately 10:40 Evansville time, President Barack Obama confirmed the news that had been reported for over an hour before, American forces in Pakistan conducted an ordered military operation that led to the killing of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden.

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Royal Wedding VS. Geek Wedding

Alright, so I have to just go ahead and say that I really am not in the least bit interested in the Royal Wedding... I'm not even sure if it's worthy of capitalization...

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Prince William and Kate Middleton Kiss – Twice! [VIDEO]

Apparently, the second time's the charm.

After a wedding ceremony fit for a Duke and a Duchess, Prince William and Kate Middleton made their official debut to the public today on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, where they kissed not once, but twice.

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From the Guests to Kate Middleton’s Dress – A Recap of the Royal Wedding [VIDEOS]

Prince William got a spouse and the UK got a new princess in Kate Middleton, the not-so-common commoner who wed Wills today after a ten-year courtship. Here's everything you need to know about the lavish ceremony and the hysteria surrounding it:

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Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Royal Wedding

Finally, we can all move on with our lives.

Prince William and longtime love Kate Middleton tied the knot in a lavish ceremony at London's Westminster Abbey on Friday April 29. Among the 1900 guests were Sir Elton John and husband David Furnish, David and Victoria Beckham, and UK Prime Minister David Cameron and wife Samantha Sheffield. The royal wedding drew a crowd of thousands to the streets of London and was broadcast to millions worldwide.

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11 Places to Watch the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton

As you might have heard by now, there's a big giant wedding taking place on Friday and it'll be broadcasted for the entire world to watch.

We're talking, of course, about the Royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton - an affair so big, you can bet your royal chariot that every major news organization in their right mind will show up to cove it.

That's good news for you, since it means you'll be able to watch the festivities, too. Find out how after the jump.

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