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minutes from now charting the way forward in america's longest war. >>. >> air force one landed just hours ago. president arriving a year to the day after navy seals gunned down the most wanted terrorist in the world. tonight a look at the president's trip, the security concerns and the significance as america tries to wind down on its longest war. >> shep: first from fox this tuesday night. it broke just before 3:00 eastern time. president obama had arrived at afghanistan on an unannounced and secret visit. it comes after one year after elite team of navy seals killed osama bin laden. the president is set to address the nation from afghanistan just minutes from now. the white house says his comments will include the line, this time of war began in
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afghanistan and this is where it will end. after arriving at bagwam air base he met with afghan counterparts, hamid karzai. the two leaders say they signed a partnership agreement. the agreement lays out how the united states will be involved in afghanistan after u.s. troops leave the country in 2014. >> i've come to afghanistan to mark a short moment for our two nations. to do so on afghan soil. i'm here to affirm the bonds between our countries, to thank american and afghans who have sacrificed so much over these last ten years and to look forward to a future of peace and security and greater prosperity for our nations. >> we can expect to hear more about in his president's address coming up shortly. he addressed u.s. forces at the air babes and waded in the crowd
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for hand shakes, thanked them for all the sacrifices they have made. he said he could not be more proud to be their chief. ed, we're getting dribbles from the white house what the president will say tonight. >> we got a preview from the president himself as soon as me landed in afghanistan, basically he made some quick remarks we're saying that we did not choose this war. it came to us on 9/11. he also said the battle is not over but this is the beginning of the end basically of america's longest war. we got a preview there and also excerpts that white house aides are releasing what the president will say including at one point, quote, our troops will be coming home. last year we removed 10,000 troops, another 23,000 will leave by the end of summer. after that reductions will continue at a steady pace with more troops coming home.
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constitutional agreed the afghans will be fully responsible for their country. part of the president's message tonight is the campaign promise he kept. he promised in 2008 he would focus more on afghanistan, less on iraq. he actually surged u.s. troops to afghanistan now starting to wind that down. he obviously has wound down the war in iraq. >> bret: and the killing of osama bin laden will not be the focus of the speech but do we know what he will say? >> he will mention osama bin laden. they want the focus of the speech to the pain agreement that was signed with hamid karzai. and the president will be hosting the nato summit in hometown of chicago where they will be making more formal decisions in terms of troop levels. but earlier when he addressed some u.s. troops on the air base he did remember the anniversary
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of the bin laden's killing. take a listen. >> not only were we able to drive al-qaeda out of afghanistan but slowly and systematically we have been able to decimate the ranks of al-qaeda. a year ago we were able to finally bring osama bin laden to justice. >> reporter: not the first anniversary of bin lad any death, but the ninth anniversary of president bush having the mission accomplished moment. a reminder walking a careful line. he won't be going out there and saying we've won in afghanistan. he made clear to the troops people are going to get hurt in combat. this war is still not over. >> shep: the killing of osama bin laden was political in spontaneous responsible but in the election cycle, people
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wanted to make the one year later quite political? >> i remember being on the north lawn one year ago reported ought death of bin laden and college students were shouting, u.s.a., you are right. the country was coming together then. right now there is anger that think the president with this trip with the interview he did with nbc and white house situation room and campaign ad from last friday has been politicizing the whole situation. >> have had a great honor of serving in the company of heroes. the thing about heroes they don't brag. >> reporter: but in fairness, john mccain after kriflg the president did put out a press release praising the president for taking this trip to afghanistan. he said it's good for the president to hear directly from troops and commanders on the ground about the situation there, but he also urged the president tonight to not just focus on the withdrawal and when
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american troops are coming home but also talked about the long term u.s. commitment to afghanistan to make sure al-qaeda does not get a safe harbor again. >> shep: president obama and karzai are committed to replacing war with peace. the agreement they just signed is not the final step in the process. analysts point out the two presidentials have a complicated relationship. with u.s. officials accusing afghan leaders of stealing billions of taxpayer dollars. jennifer griffin live, what were the details of the partnership agreement? >> it's really not what was in the agreement. it's not a status of forwards agreement. it doesn't outline how many troops will recipe main there or whether they will have legal protection. it doesn't make a kreot financial commitment to afghanistan. it gives a broad outline to a long term relationship and gives
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them confidence the u.s. won't abandon that. >> we will transfer detention facilities to afghan control. today we're agreeing to be long term partners in combating terrorism and training afghan security forces and strengthening and supporting development and protecting human rights of all afghans. >> reporter: sources tell us the dlysd haven't begun negotiating the status of forces agreement that will determine the troop levels. >> shep: what the thinking why the president wanted to sign this agreement now? >> essentially so it would sealed before the nato summit in chicago that starts on may 20th. this lays down the gauntlet for other nato heads of state not to abandon afghanistan. they will try to get financial commitments from other nations
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to pay the afghan security forces so the u.s. is not the one left holding the bag. since 90% comes from foreign aid. >> shep: pentagon released a progress report on the afghan war? >> that was six months in the making. it cost $207,000 to produce. the report says enemy initiated attacks are down 16% from a year ago but glosses had over the number of attacks carried out by afghan security forces against their trainers. 86 coalition members killed. more than the french troops that were killed since the start of war and 3% of all coalition deaths. >> shep: the president's speech live during this newscast. we'll look how safe we are believed one year after the death of osama bin laden. al-qaeda may be down but is it out? that is just ahead as fox
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bosnian born american citizen on nine counts, including conspiring to carry out a suicide attack, receiving military training from al-qaeda and plotting to kill u.s. soldiers in afghanistan. prosecutors say he trained with al-qaeda in pakistan and essentially lawless area that many taliban and al-qaeda fighters call home. it is just over the border from where president obama is said to speak moments from now. david lee miller live in new york city. how did this convicted terrorist react to all of this. >> reporter: he sat stone faced as he listened to the verdict. he was largely unemotional even when listening to damaging testimony from his two accomplices. a few days ago he did shed a tear when his mother and sister took the stand and his attorney said he thought of them when convicted. >> at the end when the jury did
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reportedly take the ethics course at john hopkins in maryland. they have tightened rules for overseas trips. agents can no longer bring foreigners back to their hotel rooms. rules for drinking are now substantially stricter. becoming brg news and first live pictures from bagram air force base. it comes amid a rocky few months for the u.s. military in that country. a series of scandals and bloodshed that have seriously damaged relationships with the afghan people. there were deadly riots in afghanistan after burning of the quran. u.s. soldier was accused in the massacre of 17 afghan men, women and children after a brutal attack in in o the village. it has caused political setbacks but many would likely argue they
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put our troops in more danger. conner powell is live in afghanistan. >> reporter: the relationship between the united states and afghanistan has been deteriorating the last few years but this winter it took a severe hit after u.s. troops mistakenly burned copies of the quran and after a u.s. soldier murdered 17 people in kandahar. we saw large ri olts and there a lack of trust between the afghans and american troops here in afghanistan. and soldiers and police officers have been turning weapons on international partners, some 20% of all deaths this year have been at the hands of their afghan partners, that is an alarming trend here in afghanistan. there is still a real sense despite the distrust in afghanistan that most afghans want the united states and international community
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supporting the future of this country. what they don't want is american troops patrolling and fighting in their villages and on their streets. so this signing with their visit puts a more afghan face on the war and they hope it will end some of the tensions. >> shep: connor, thank you very much. we learned that the president gave out ten purple hearts and spoke with dozens of hospital personnel and he spoke to radio to all those in operational centers and the field that supported his trip. this comes to us from the journalists who are operating the pool cameras and the editorial for the speech tonight. we expect him to start speaking less than ten minutes from now. live from bagram air force base. they say al-qaeda is weaker, but also warned about the next wave
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time for the hospital top of the news, the president is to address the nation at any moment from an unannounced trip to afghanistan. he arrived in bagram air force base with meetings with meetings with hamid karzai. they signed an agreement to are after the war is over. commandos stormed the hideout of osama bin laden a year ago. the u.s. military has severely enhancement period al-qaeda's ability foe operate. many of the top leaders are dead or in hiding and al-qaeda has not launched a major attack outside the middle east in years. but it has tried. so are we truly any safer now than we were before bin laden's death? katherine heritage, what are we learning about the speech. >> reporter: a short time ago, we got a readout from u.s. officials. we can expect the president to talk about the history, the safe
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havens how 9/11 brought us to the battle and we can expect that he will focus on the future. what they have told fox it's critical to keep taliban out of afghanistan and prevent it from getting a foothold. the reason that matters because we see cases as american citizens have traveled to afghanistan in the tribal areas to get training. and david lee military the guilty plea that we had earlier in new york city for the subway plot is the poster child what i would call al-qaeda 2.0. they become radicalized and travel overseas to get the training and come back here to the united states and launch plots in this country. as american citizens, it's easier for them to travel back here. al-qaeda made a policy change in 2006 to go after americans and western europeans. >> shep: has al-qaeda splint earth? >> it's really like a cancer
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cancer cancer it's no longer like a fortune 500 company with bin laden as the ceo. we see splintered groups in yenen and nigeria. it's the did i virs it of the threat. >> shep: thanks very much. >> now we wait for the president to address the nation from bagram air force base. this is a picture of the spot where it will happen. he is basically undisclosed location but agbagram air base. there is no audience. she live and speaking to the camera and all of us. it's our understanding we will learn a lot about the way forward beyond the point that u.s. troops are out of combat roles in afghanistan. the ten-year period after 2014, what will be america's role? we are expecting the president to address that. we are expecting him to thank the troops and give a passing nod to what happened to the
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taking out of osama bin laden. americans have said by the vast majority they are very war weary. they want the troops to come home. some 16-17% only say they want the troops to stay in afghanistan. clearly the relationship with the afghan people or at least the afghan administration has been very rocky. the president hamid karzai over the past month has said decidedly anti-american statements. now, the president on the way forward on the way forward in afghanistan. >> good evening. bagram air base, this outpost in more than 7,000 miles from home but for over a decade its it's been close to our hearts. because here in afghanistan, more than half a million of our sons and daughters have sacrificed to protect our country. today i signed an historic agreement between united states and afghanistan that defines a new kind of relationship between
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our country. a future that afghans are responsible for the security of their nation and we build an equal partnership between two sovereign states. a future in which war ends and new chapter begins. tonight i would like to speak to you about this transition. but first, let us remember why we came here. it was here in afghanistan where osama bin laden established a safe haven for its terrorist organization. it was here in afghanistan where al-qaeda brought new rekruith, trained them and plotted acts of terror. it was here from within these borders that al-qaeda launched the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 innocent men, women and children. so ten years ago the united states and our alleys went to war to make sure that al-qaeda could never again use this country to launch attacks against us. despite initial success for a number of reasons this war has
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taken longer than most anticipated. in 2002 bin laden and his lieutenants escaped across border and established a safe haven in pakistan. america spent eight years fighting a different war in iraq. al-qaeda's extremist alleys have waged a brutal insurgency. over the last three years the tide has turned. we broke the taliban's momentum. we built strong afghan security forces, we devastated al-qaeda's leadership taking out 20 of their top 30 leaders. one year ago from a base here in afghanistan our troops launched the operation that killed osama bin laden. the goal that i set to defeat al-qaeda and deny eight chance to rebuild is now within our reach. still, there will be difficult days ahead. enormous sacrifices of our men and women are not over.
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but today i would like to tell you how we will complete our mission and end the war in afghanistan. first, we begun a transition to adding responsibility for security. already nearly half of the afghan people live in places where afghan security forces are moving in. this month, at a nato summit in chicago, our klolgs said set a goal for afghan forces to be in the lead for combat operations across the country next year. international troops will continue to train and advise and assist and fight alongside when needed. but we will shift into a support role as afghans step forward. as we do our troops will be coming home. last year we removed 10,000 u.s. troops from afghanistan. another 23,000 will leave by the end of the summer. after that reductions will continue at a steady pace with more and more troops coming
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home. as our coalition agrees by the end of 2014 the afghans will be fully responsible for their security of their country. second, we are training afghan security forces to get the job done. those forces have surged and peaked at 352,000 this year. the afghans will sustain that level for three years and then reduce the size of their military. in chicago we will endorse a proposal to support a strong and sustainable long term afghan force. third, we're building an enduring partnership. the agreement we sign today sends a clear message to the afghan people. as you stand up, you will not stand alone. it establishes the basis for our cooperation over the next decade for shared combated against terrorism and strengthen democratic institutions and support development and dignity
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for their people and adding commitments to transparency and accountability and protect the human rights of all afghans. men and women, boys and girls. within this framework we'll work with the afghans to determine what support they need to accomplish two narrow security missions beyond 2014, counterterrorism and continued training. but we will not build permanent bases in this country nor will be patrolling in cities and mounts. that will be the job of the afghan people. fourth, we're pursuing a negotiated peace in coordination with the adding government, my administration been in direct discussions with the taliban. we've made it clear they can be a part of this future if they break with al-qaeda, renounce violence and abide by afghan laws. many members of the taliban from foot soldiers do leaders have indicated an interest in
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reconciliation. the path to peace is now set before us. those who refuse to walk it will face strong afghan security forces backed by the united states and our alleys. fifth, we are building a global consensus to support peace and stability in south asia. in chicago the international community will express support for this plan and for afghanistan's future. i have made it clear to its neighbor, pakistan, that it can and should be an equal partner in this process in a way that respects pakistan's sovereignty, interests and democratic institutions. in pursuit of a durable peace, america has no define to an end of al-qaeda safe havens an respect for afghan sovereignty. as we move forward some people will ask why we need a firm time line. the scenes clear.
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our goal is not to build a country in america's image or eradicate every vestige of the taliban. these objectives would require many more years, many more dollars, and most importantly many more american lives. our goal is to destroy al-qaeda. we are in a path to do exactly that. afghans want to assert their sovereignty and build a lasting peace. that racer clear time line to wind down the war. others will ask why don't we leave immediately -- that answer is also clear. we must give afghanistan the opportunity to stabilize otherwise our gains could be lost and al-qaeda could establish itself once more. as commander in chief i refuse to let that happen. i recognize that many americans are tired of war. as president, nothing is more wrenching is signing a letter to
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a family of the fallen or looking into the eyes of a child that will not grow up without a mother or father. i will not keep americans in harm's way a single day longer that is absolutely required for our national security. but we must finish the job we started in afghanistan and end this war responsibly. my fellow americans we have traveled more than a decade under the dark cloud of war. yet here in the pre-dawn darkness of afghanistan we can see the light of a new day on the horizon. iraq war i over. the number of our troops in harm's way have been cut in half and more will soon be coming home. we have a clear path to fulfill our mission in afghanistan for delivering justice to al-qaeda. this future is only within reach because of our men and women in uniform. time and again they have answered the calls to serve in
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distant and dangerous places. in an age where so many institutions have come up short, these americans stood tall. they met their responsibilities to one another and to the flag they serve under. i just met with some of them and told them as commander and chief i could not be prouder. in their faces we see what is best in ourselves and our country. our soldiers, our sailors, our airmen, coastguard men and civilians have done their duty. now, we must summon that same sense of common purpose. we must give our military and veterans and families support they deserve and opportunities they have earned. we must redouble our efforts to build a nation worthy of their sacrifices. as we emerge from a decade of conflict abroad and economic crisis at home, it's time to
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renew america. an america where our children live free from fear and have the skills to claim their dreams, a united america of grit and resilience and sunlight glissens off of soaring towers in manhattan as we build our nation. neither afghanistan, americans answer the call to defend their citizens and uphold human dignity. today we recall the fallen and those who suffered wounds both seen and unseen. through dark days we have drawn strength from their example and the ideals that have guided our nation and with the world. i believe all people are created equal and deserve the freedom to determine their destiny. that is the light that guides us still. this time of war begin in afghanistan and this is where it will end.
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with faith in each other, and our eyes fix order the future, let us finish the work at hand and forge a just and lasting peace. may god bless our troops and may god bless the united states of america. >> shep: president obama at bagram air base, and he discussed the period where the war ends and a new chapter begins. he said why not leave now as the vast majority of americans want according to their answer answers to polling questions. we must give the afghans a chance to stabilize. a chance to keep the taliban out. he said he will not allow the taliban to come back. so, analysis, let's go to ed henry. no mention tonight of cost as we go all the way we're led to believe through the year 2024. >> that's right. there is a lot of unanswered questions how the partnership will be moving forward a lot of
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details when the president hosts the nato summit. he will start hashing out the details. when you talk about costs you have to talk about the human costs, as well. obviously beyond what taxpayers have already paid will pay down the road. we're told a bit of new information right before the speech, president was at the hospital there. administration officials say he gave out ten purple hearts to american servicemen and women who have been wounded in duty nearly 2,000 of them, of course, have been killed in more than a decade. as he noted more than half a million americans have served at some point. as he talked about ending it responsibly, he said there will be tough battles ahead. this is the beginning of the end. they will still be in combat for two and a half years. >> shep: and jennifer, points out there are two messages here one more american people and one for the afghan people. >> in fact the president was walking a tight rope today.
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he started off meeting with president karzai the symbolism of signing this agreement was designed for the afghan audience. you heard him say the americans do not plan to set up permanent military bases in afghanistan. this was a symbolic message signing the agreement with president karzai to reassure the afghans they will be staying on as equal partners. message tonight was to the american public, to the electorate, that the afghan war is ending, that they are in a path going home. there are 88,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan by the end of summer. that will go down to 63,000 then those troops, steady pace home the president said next year out by 2014. the ten years after 2014, that still is to be determined. if they can get a status of forces agreement, then they will have immunity for troops and some troops can stay on.
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>> shep: jennifer, thanks. now to katherine, direct talks with the taliban. >> couple things from the speech. him saying that we had direct talks with the taliban. the chairman there are constituents in direct talks. he said there is an issue here right now we don't need meet the threshold for good negotiations because in his opinion because we told the afghans and taliban when we're getting out in 2014 so our bargaining position gets weaker. the president said we are on the road to destroy al-qaeda. what intelligence officials has shown that al-qaeda is very resilient and able to reconstitute and to be able to wait. in the expression, we have
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watches and --. >> shep: meeting with rudy guliani. karl ram ron is with us. there is no way do it from a bully-pulpit. he owns the news days? >> there is no way challenger can compete that. he was the huge advantage of incumbency. but romney met with r jewel. they brought pizza to a firehouse where eleven people were killed during the 9/11 attacks. he scolded him for releasing a web video that romney would not have. >> had i been president to the united states i would have made the same decision which was to remove him. politicizing it and trying to draw distinction between himself and myself was an inappropriate use of the event that brought america together. which was the elimination of bin
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laden. >> he did take issue with candidate obama's to do whatever it would take to get bin laden. guliani accused president obama of playing negative politics with terrorism. >> he is mischaracterizing what mitt romney said. he said it shouldn't be our only priority. i seem to recall candidate obama said the same thing and everybody else did. of course it shouldn't be our on only priority. that would be a mistake. >> reporter: you can expect a reaction statement. already john mccain has said he thinks the strategic partnership is a good idea. he noted that his friends and alleys, lynde si graham and joe lieberman were very involved in drafting this and they had given eight green light.
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not likely the respect are going to be too critical. agreement today. >> shep: back to ed henry. it's impossible for a politician to escape the politics of anything. we shouldn't be surprised but a but there is a back and forth. >> reporter: no doubt about it. the president going back to friday when they released an ad bill clinton saying he would not have gone ahead with the bin laden raid about romney. we should also note for that, we should also note in this speech tonight the president is fulfilling a campaign promise. he said in 2008 he would focus more on afghanistan than iraq, wind that war down, beef up the forces in afghanistan. his liberal base did not like that. he did it anyway. there have been security gains there. he did get bin laden and now tonight, he is moving towards what he calls a responsible end to the war in afghanistan, but again we've got to outline, it's
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no the end yet. u.s. forces are still going to be in a combat role for over two years. >> shep: ed henry, thanks. what have we learned today about what happens over the next few years? we're almost eleven years into this war and ten years of support will come after it ends. the details of the president's plan and the other side, as well. and the rest of the day's news with the live edition. o'reilly factor as opinion and analysis. this is a fox news channel. at bank of america, we're lending and investing in communities across the country. from helping to revitalize a neighborhood in brooklyn... financing industries that are creating jobs in boston... providing funding for the expansion of a local business serving a diverse seattle community... and lending to ensure a north texas hospital
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a fit person to run an major international company. british lawmakers issued their report tabloid phone hacking scandal involving news of the world newspaper. you recall news corp closed it down after it was reported that reporters had hacked the accounts of people they were covering. several news corp executives misled the findings. they made a statement. it acknowledges the quote serious wrongdoing of the news of the world. it reads in part, we have already confronted and have acted on the failings documented in the report. we have conducted internal reviews of newspapers in the united kingdom and an the world far beyond anything asked of us by the metropolitan police. we have volunteered any evidence
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of apparent wrongdoing to the authorities and we have instituted sweeping changes in our internal controls and our compliance programs. the statement goes on to help ensure that nothing like this ever happens again anywhere at news corporation. the criticism of our ceo, i should say, the former head of g.e. jack welsh said, it is outlandish to suggest that rupert murdoch is anything less than perfectly fit to move the organization forward. i see nothing but integrity from him. he has nothing been straightforward and above board with all interactions with me and his council age us on and innovative moves have been a source of inspiration to me. that is from jack welsh. the committee has to decide on the punishment for the three current and former executives
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which is accused of giving misleading information about the scandal. >> on this day in 1927, britain imperial airway served the first in-flight meal on a flight from london to paris. at the time, passengers trips were rare and in-flight meal was an absolute height of luxury. a steward in a white sought served whiskey, beer and, of course, biscuits and tea. a lot has changed. you are lucky to get pretzels today. that was 85 years ago today. now you know the news for this tuesday, may 1st, 2012, i'm shepard smith, now here is bill o'reilly. >> bill: o'reilly factor is on. >> we have a clear path to fulfill our mission in afghanistan for delivering justice to al-qaeda. >> bill: on the one-year anniversary

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