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    Senior administration officials confirm that President Barack Obama has chosen former Defense Department general counsel Jeh Johnson to succeed Janet Napolitano as Homeland Security Secretary.Napolitano stepped down in early September to lead the University of California system.
    Mexican Coach Victor Manuel Vucetich has lost his job as coach after Mexico's defeat by Costa Rica in World Cup qualifiers.
    (Reuters) - Raytheon Co will be awarded a $3 billion contract to supply missile systems to the U.S. Defense Department, the agency said on Thursday. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency notified Raytheon that it will award the company, when funds are appropriated, a sole-source contract, because it is the "only source that currently possesses the in-depth technical knowledge of the system to satisfactorily perform the work." The three-year contract will cover manufacture and integration of up to 216 Standard Missile-3 SM-3 Block IB missiles, or 72 per year, starting in 2015. ...
    301.5 tons of marijuana found and destroyed in the Mexican state of Chihuahua.