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U.S. kills world's top terror target
CNN Tonight
Aug 2, 2022

More than 20-years after 9/11, the hunt for Bin Laden's number two is over as the U.S. kills Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a precise drone missile strike on the balcony of a Kabul safe house. Former Government Counter Terrorism Adviser Richard Clarke and the New Yorker’s Dexter Filkins join to discuss the significance of removing this top terrorist leader who was being hidden in plain sight, the reasons why it took so long to achieve and the diplomatic situation America now finds itself in with the Taliban.

Plus, how the al-Zawahiri killing could impact Biden Politically, NBA legend Bill Russell and trailblazing “Star Trek” actress Nichelle Nichols are remembered as American heroes, and Will Smith apologizes to Chris Rock for slapping him at the Oscars in an emotional YouTube video.

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