Brain from Boston played role in identifying bin Laden's body
ABC News just reported that the government used a DNA sample from the brain of a deceased bin Laden sister held by a Boston hospital to match the DNA from bin Laden's body. Which hospital? Gotta be Mecca, no? UPDATE: Yes. Channel 5 reports the sister died at Mass. General.
Meanwhile, Sean Graham tweets:
Walking from [Independent Film Festival] (and dinner after) an MBTA cop was driving by and stopped to ask us if "we'd heard the good news".
Rear Admiral tweets:
If you had "Whitey Bulger" in the pool, I'll be up L St. paying out tomorrow.
David Bernstein reports the initial leader in the most inappropriate bin-Laden utterance competition, from a political director at a Massachusetts abortion-rights group:
Osama Bin Laden is dead. Celebrate by helping Ayanna win! Free Wednesday night by chance?