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Nigeria extremists Kill 143 civilians, official says
The Associated Press

“Searching roadsides, bushes and fields, environmental agency workers have recovered the bodies of 143 civilians killed by suspected extremists, an official said of one of the highest death tolls in an Islamic uprising in northeast Nigeria.”

Al-Qaeda Militants Kill 38 Troop in Yemen Attacks
The Associated Press

“Taking advantage of heavy fog, al-Qaeda militants set off car bombs and launched coordinated attacks on Yemeni military barracks in three different locations in a southern province on Friday, killing at least 38 troops and wounding dozens of soldiers, a military official said.”

Will Germany Vote for ‘Mummy’ Merkel again?
Don Murray / CBC News 

“When the German campaign began in August, no less than 60 per cent of the electorate wanted to see her return as chancellor. Though in these final campaign days, Merkel’s smooth cruise looks to have hit a bit of choppy water.”

Bruce Heyman Named U.S. Ambassador to Canada
Susana  Mas/ CBC News

“U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated Bruce A. Heyman, a partner at Goldman Sachs in Chicago, to be his country’s ambassador to Canada.”

Missile Defense Agency Scores Big on Most Difficult Aegis Target to Date

“The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is claiming a Navy ballistic missile defense (BMD) first in a Wednesday test that successfully scored a kill on one of the most difficult targets the agency has thrown at a ship.”

CNO: Navy Needs to Reshuffle $ 2 Billion to Cover O&M and Shipbuilding Accounts

“Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert informally asked the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) for authority to shuffle $ 2 billion in Navy funds to shore up gaps in maintenance, operations and procurement the service would suffer in Fiscal Year 2014 under the current sequestration cuts, Greenert said as part of his testimony before the HASC on Wednesday.”

Clean Energy Gets an Unlikely Ally: Military Veterans
Defense One

“A rising chorus of voices from the national security community, from senior military and intelligence officials to front-line combat veterans, are united by what is fast becoming a consensus view: investments in clean energy—including biofuels, wind, and solar power—strengthens our national security and gives our service members an edge on the battlefield.”

Administration to Press Ahead With Carbon Limits
Michael D. Shear / The New York Times

“The Obama administration on Friday announced that it was not backing down from a confrontation with the coal industry and would press ahead with enacting the first federal carbon limits on the nation’s power companies.”

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