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Death of bin Laden quickly spawns memorabilia business

The killing of Osama bin Laden quickly spawned a mini-industry of memorabilia, with street vendors and online stores busily peddling trinkets to celebrate and commemorate the moment. Full story

Shirt causes outrage in the US

   Radio host Michel Smerconish shares his thoughts on the controversy surrounding a new t-shirt, designed to look like a burned, torn up, tattered American flag, held together by safety pins.

Will Arab uprisings lead to change?

   Author Robin Wright, who has written on revolutions in the Middle East, joins Morning Joe to discuss why she believes what is currently happening in the Middle East marks one of the most important turning points in the 21st century.

Flag to honor fallen soldiers draws mixed support

The simple banner is designed to honor those who served and died in the military. But a national campaign to add the red-and-white "Honor and Remember" flag to official U.S. flag displays on military holidays is creating painful divisions among veterans and the relatives of loved ones killed in acti Full story

White House consults Mideast allies on Egypt

   NBC's Chuck Todd and CNBC's Erin Burnett join Morning Joe with the top headlines out of the White House, including the activity around the crisis in Cairo and the departure of Senior Advisor David Axelrod to work on the 2012 campaign.

Thousands mourn at funeral for Tucson 9-year-old

Thousands mourn at the funeral for the youngest victim of last weekend's shooting spree Thursday, the same day a bagful of ammunition believed left by the gunman was found. Full story

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  Sadr's return brings Iraq and Iran closer

Rachel Maddow reviews the recent history of the Mahdi Army fighting as a militant Shiite army against the U.S. only to have their leader return to Iraq now that the U.S. is on the way out.

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U.S. Reacts To Death Of Osama Bin Laden
U.S. Reacts To Death Of Osama Bin Laden

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: People sell American flag mementos across the street from the World Trade Center site after the death of accused 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden May 2, 2011 in New York City. Bin Laden was killed in an operation by U.S. Navy Seals in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

John Hildebrand holds an American Flag while waving to traffice along Bayshore Boulevard at Bay to Bay Boulevard in Tampa, Fla., Monday, May 2, 2011. The Bayshore Patriots usually waves flags on Friday's but was out on Monday to show support for the U.S. led mission that eliminated Osama Bin Laden i