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Obama to watch basketball on carrier that buried Osama bin Laden

October 13, 2011 | 10:53 am

Five months ago, Osama Bin Laden was buried at sea by the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson after he was killed in a raid ordered by President Obama. In less than a month, Obama will board the same vessel.

The commander-in-chief plans to watch basketball on it.

North Carolina and Michigan State will play on the Carl Vinson on Veterans Day in what will be the first college hoops game on an active flat top. The White House confirmed Thursday that Obama will be in attendance.


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Photo: President Obama will attend basketball game on aircraft carrier Carl Vinson. Credit: Susan Walsh / Associated Press