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'NY Times' 'Stopped the Presses' Sunday; Only 3rd Time Since Vietnam

Jonathan Torgovnik/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- News of Osama bin Laden's death came late on Sunday night – not too late for broadcasters or new media outlets, but it almost missed the morning papers.

The fabled phrase seems quaint now, but at The New York Times on Sunday night, a top editor called out, "Stop the presses!"

The paper says it has only happened two other times since the 1960s: once when Lyndon Johnson announced that he would not run for re-election, and again when it was unclear who won the 2000 election.

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