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Osama bin Laden, the Al-Qaida leader who planned the September 11 attacks, was killed by Navy Seals on Sunday in Abbottabad, Pakistan. President Barack Obama addressed the nation late Sunday night to confirm the success of the special operation. The body of the terrorist was buried at sea and DNA testing to confirm his death is currently underway. Donald Trump is asking to see a death certificate.—-

President George W. Bush congratulated Obama for successfully carrying out a mission that has lasted for nearly a decade. “This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001,” Bush said in a statement. “The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done.”

Donald Trump was in attendance at the White House Correspondent’s Association dinner Saturday night and ended up being a main course as President Obama and comedian Seth Meyers made Trump the butt of nearly every joke. The Republican presidential hopeful, who led the birther movement, was unimpressed with the president’s sense of humor. “I don't think the American people are having a good time paying $5 gasoline and their clothing prices doubling and all of the other problems that they've got," Trump said Sunday morning on Fox & Friends.

The president made a number of references to Trump and his hunt for the president’s birth certificate. “Hopefully this puts all doubts to rest,” Obama said. “But just in case there are any lingering questions, tonight, I am releasing my official birth video.” A clip from The Lion King followed. “I want to make clear to the Fox News table, that was a joke,” he said. “Call Disney if you don't believe me — they have the original long-form version.” Obama continued to lay in to Trump. “No one is happier to put the birth certificate matter to rest than The Donald," Obama said. "And that's because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter, like ‘Did we fake the moon landing?’ ‘What really happened in Roswell?’ And, ‘Where are Biggie and Tupac?’.

There is skepticism surrounding Sarah Palin’s intentions for the 2012 Presidential election. The former governor of Alaska has recently been eased out of the spotlight by Trump, and it would seem that her aspirations to be president are fading with her approval rating, which is 38 percent. "Right now, [Trump’s] got the spotlight, he's got the megaphone. Now is his opportunity to really force a shift in debate and discussion in this country."

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Sunday told NBC’s Meet the Press how to solve America’s immigration problem: "You pass a law letting immigrants come in as long as they agreed to go to Detroit and live there for five or 10 years." Detroit has lost a quarter of its population in the last decade and Bloomberg said his plan is a win-win for everyone. Detroit’s mayor politely declined Bloomberg’s offer.

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