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Kill Bin Laden? Game Lets People Re-Live the Experience

AFP/Getty Images(NEW HOPE, Minn.) -- Osama bin Laden has been dead for more than a year, but dozens of people are shelling out big bucks to kill him again in a real-life, role-play game in Minnesota.

Sealed Mindset Firearms Studio, which teaches firearms and personal safety in New Hope, Minn., is offering a special, limited-time exercise in which people can enact a SEAL-type mission and kill a fake bin Laden.

Billed as a “Navy SEAL Adventure,” the session simulates an actual SEAL operation.  A description on the company’s website says the two-hour operation begins with a briefing in which participants will learn their target is named “Geronimo.”

Geronimo was the code name for the operation that killed bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2, 2011.

Participants in Sealed Mindset’s exercise are told they will plan with their platoon of eight people, learn to safely shoot the Navy SEAL’s “go-to weapon, a custom AR-15,” conduct a pre-mission live test fire at a shooting range and execute the mission, according to the website.

Each Geronimo SEAL adventure session costs $325 per person.  They started on July 12 and will run two or three times per week through Sept. 30.

Sealed Mindset is run by Larry Yatch, a former Navy SEAL, and his wife, Anne.  Anne Yatch on Monday said her husband was unavailable to comment.

More than 137 people had signed up for the exercise, according to a Minnesota Public Radio story four days ago.  The man who plays bin Laden told MPR that he wears rubber padding under his robe to protect him from paintball rounds.

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Changes Coming after Violence Mars NFL Game in San Francisco

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Things are going to change at Candlestick Park in San Francisco as a result of violence that occurred at last Saturday’s NFL pre-season game between the 49ers and Oakland Raiders in which two men were shot and one was beaten unconscious.

The 49ers management said Monday that it would forbid tailgating in the parking lot once a game is started, and would beef up police and security inside and outside the stadium to stop fans from acting aggressively.

There’s also talk of ending the exhibition games between the Niners and their Oakland rivals, which seems to bring out spectators’ worst behavior.

A 24-year-old man who was shot in the stomach four times after last weekend's game, presumably for wearing a t-shirt unflattering to the 49ers, is now listed in fair condition.  Another man is now out of the hospital after receiving superficial wounds to his face in a separate shooting.

Among the fights that took place inside the stadium, one man was beaten unconscious in a restroom during the fourth quarter.  He’s now listed in fair condition.

Police are still searching for the suspects involved in the assaults.

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Cops Search for Suspects in Shootings after NFL Game in San Fran

John Foxx/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) -- There were two shootings following an NFL preseason game in San Francisco Saturday night, one of which left a man in serious condition.

According to police, a man wearing a t-shirt with a derogatory comment about the San Francisco 49ers was shot in the stomach four times following the exhibition game between the 'Niners and Oakland Raiders.

Authorities don't know who fired the gun that wounded the 24-year-old man in the parking lot of Candlestick Park, home of the 49ers.  The victim managed to drive his truck to find security personnel before being rushed to the hospital.

In a separate incident, a man received facial injuries after being shot but is expected to survive.

Police believe the shootings were related and are searching for suspects and have interviewed witnesses who may have seen what happened.  Police won't speculate about what the motives for the shootings might have been.

Earlier this year, a fan of the San Francisco Giants was beaten outside Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, receiving severe brain injuries.  Bryan Stow has shown "significant improvement" since then, according to doctors, but remains hospitalized. Two men charged in the beating have pleaded not guilty.

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President Bush Nearly Hit by Foul Ball

File photo. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- Former president George W. Bush narrowly missed being hit by a foul ball at Monday night's Texas Rangers-Chicago White Sox baseball game.

It was the sixth inning when Rangers infielder Adrian Beltre popped one toward the on-deck circle and the former first couple. As the ball dropped into the owner's box, former First Lady Laura Bush dodged out of its trajectory while her husband and White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski both attempted -- and missed -- the catch.

"I just told him just because he was the president doesn't mean I won't jump on top of him," Pierzynski joked, according to ESPN. "Him and his wife got a good chuckle out of that one."

President Bush's Rangers beat the White Sox 4-0.

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Fresh Off Basketball Injury, Obama and Family Attend College Game

Photo Courtesy - TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The first family stepped away from the White House Saturday to catch a college basketball game at Howard University.  First Lady Michelle Obama’s brother, Craig Robinson, the head coach of the Oregon State men’s basketball team, was in town for the matchup against Howard.

This was the president’s first public appearance since catching an elbow in the mouth during a basketball game on Friday. The White House now says that President Obama injured his lower lip. The White House originally told reporters the president got 12 stitches to his upper lip.

The Obamas arrived to an enthusiastic but sparse crowd at Howard. President Obama, the first lady, daughters Sasha and Malia, and Marian Robinson sat next to Craig Robinson’s wife behind the Oregon State bench. The first daughters wore orange in a show of support for the Oregon State Beavers. 

The first family brought Robinson and the Beavers a bit of luck – the team defeated Howard 84-74.

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