The world first learned of the death of Osama bin Laden through Keith Urbahn, a 27-year-old chief of staff for former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld. On the evening of May 1, Urbahn tweeted, "So I'm told by a reputable person they have killed Osama Bin Laden. Hot damn." The tweet found its way to New York Times TV reporter Brian Selter, who then broadcast it to the world; suddenly, Urbahn was an accessory to the biggest story of the year.
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