A.M. Links: ISIS Leader Reportedly Wounded in Airstrike, GOP Gears Up for Attorney General Confirmation, Massachusetts Town Wants to Ban Tobacco


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    Iraqi officials say ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was wounded in an airstrike.

  • A suicide bomber dressed as a student has killed dozens at a school assembly in Nigeria.
  • The town of Westminster, Massachusetts, is weighing a measure that would ban the sale of all tobacco products.
  • Senate Republicans are gearing up for a confirmation fight over President Obama's nomination of Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as attorney general.
  • With the next health care enrollment period starting in less than a week, federal officials "are scrambling" behind the scenes to get contingency plans in place in case Healthcare.gov experiences another round of troubles.
  • According to a new report, federal workers and contractors are severely undermining the government's efforts to protect sensitive information. "They have clicked links in bogus phishing emails, opened malware-laden websites and been tricked by scammers into sharing information."

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