11:01 AM, May 3rd, 2012

Frontpage: Thursday, May 3rd

  1. Bin Laden Documents Published: Several of the documents seized during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden were posted online by the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point on Thursday, which show that the al Qaeda leader still hoped to pull off one big attack. 
  2. Sen. Rockefeller: Investigate MurdochSen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) asked to the British committee investigating News Corp. to look into whether the company had broken any American laws. Murdoch was censured earlier in the week by the British Parliament and declared not “fit and proper” to run News Corp.
  3. Chen: I Want to Leave with Hillary: Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, whose daring escape last week from house arrest is straining U.S.-Chinese relations, said Thursday that he wanted to leave his home country with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Clinton is currently in China for a previously scheduled meeting on unrelated topics. 
  4. Poll: Tie in Florida, Ohio: A new poll by Quinnipiac University found President Obama and the presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney virtually tied in the key swing states of Florida and Ohio, but Obama held onto a solid lead in Pennsylvania. 
  5. Munch’s ‘Scream’ Sells for $119.9MIt’s not the most expensive painting in history, but Edvard Munch’s The Scream ranks up there as one of the few works of art to fetch a nine-figure sum. The painting was sold on Wednesday evening in New York to an anonymous buyer who will pay $119.9 million for the masterpiece.

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Photo: Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ was sold on Wednesday in New York for a staggering $119.9 million. (Mario Tama / Getty Images) More of the world’s most expensive art

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