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 This afternoon (May 2), Time magazine announced that its special issue on the killing of Osama bin Laden will be marked with a bloody red "X." The marking will be the fourth in Time’s 88-year history. This follows a tradition begun by founder (1923) Henry Luce with Adolf Hitler (May 7, 1945), and continued by 2001-2006 managing editor Jim Kelly with the capture of Saddam Hussein (April 21, 2003) and the killing of bin Laden lieutenant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (June 21, 2006).

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