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Today’s edition of quick hits:

* Counter-terrorism: “An airstrike by an American drone missile has killed Saeed al-Shihiri, the second in command of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and five others in Yemen, U.S. officials confirmed on Monday.”

* Over the weekend, six car bombs killed 51 people in Iraq, capping a day when earlier attacks killed 58 people and fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi was sentenced to death on murder charges.

* New evidence for deniers to deny: “The first eight months of 2012 have been the warmest of any year on record in the contiguous United States, and this has been the third-hottest summer since record-keeping began in 1895, the U.S. National Climate Data Center said on Monday.”

* Gitmo death: “Naval investigators are looking into the death of a detainee at the Guantanamo Bay base where prisoners from the war on terrorism are held.”

* “Obamacare” is working: “The share of young adults without health insurance fell by one-sixth in 2011 from the previous year, the largest annual decline for any age group since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began collecting the data in 1997.”

* Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) voter purge has found exactly one person who voted illegally.

* AIG: “The Treasury Department said on Sunday that it was planning its biggest sale of shares in the American International Group to date, making the federal government a minority shareholder in the bailed-out insurer for the first time since it took control of the company four years ago.”

* Paul Ryan’s lie about his marathon time will be the subject of mockery for quite a while.

* And Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) has reportedly left the Mayo Clinic after being treated for bipolar disorder, and has returned to D.C. It’s unclear when he’ll resume his official duties.

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

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