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Firefighters Push To Protect Los Alamos Lab

Good morning.

There's word from Afghanistan, as we just reported, that a NATO airstrike has killed a senior militant believed to be linked to Tuesday's deadly attack on Kabul's Inter-Continental Hotel.

Other stories making headlines include:

-- Firefighters Burn Area Near Los Alamos Nuclear Lab To Deprive Wildfire Of Fuel: "Firefighters working against the wildfire that surrounds the nuclear lab in Los Alamos, N.M., have set part of the perimeter of the lab ablaze in hopes of starving the wildfire of fuel in the event it heads back toward the stash of radioactive material stored inside the lab." ( ABC News)

Related video from the AP: " Airplane Deployed To Monitor Air":

-- Flooding Continues. The National Weather Service's latest graphic on the "significant river flood outlook" shows how extensive the flooding is across states from North Dakota south to Missouri:

-- Greek Parliament To "Fast-Track" Austerity Measures:"Greek lawmakers are set to pass a bill Thursday to fast-track fresh austerity measures demanded by creditors, following two days of rioting in Athens that left some 200 people injured and 50 stores damaged." ( The Associated Press)

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