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Police Response Intensifies in Iran

Clashes in Iran between police and protesters are becoming more violent. Police used tear gas to break up a demonstration today in Tehran, CNN.

Local laws in Florida and Miami have funneled about 70 registered sex offenders into living in a tent city under the Julia Tuttle Causeway in Miami. Convicted sex offenders are prohibited from living within 2,500 feet of places children congregate- such as schools, libraries and parks. Local law enforcement actually drop the newly released off at the bridge and some have been given driver’s licenses with the bridge listed as their address, BBC News.

Craiglist killer Philip Markoff to be arraigned today. He is charged in the fatal shooting of a woman that he met on Craigslist, CNN.

The Obama administration is working on a deal with pharmaceutical companies that would cut $80 in pharmaceutical cost, Wall Street Journal.

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Death Toll from Swine Flu Reaches 70; Another Case in Texas

Another swine flu case in the U.S., bringing total known cases to eight. A family in Texas is in quarantine after their teenage son contracted swine flu. Much of Mexico City remains closed this weekend as soldiers and police pass out surgical masks, CNN. The death toll from the flu in Mexico has reached 70, Telegraph. CDC Video podcast: protect yourself from swine flu.

Craigslist founder Craig Newkirk says he won’t close the “erotic” section on Craigslist despite its recent use by Philip Markoff, whom the media has dubbed the “Craigslist Killer” to meet women that he allegedly murdered, USA Today. Markoff’s family visited him in jail where he tells him to “forget about me,” according to sources, Boston Herald. Police have said Markoff’s  fingerprints were found at two of the crime scenes and the gun found in his apartment is an initial forensic match, CBS News.

Roxana Saberi, a reporter who is a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen, who has been convicted in Iran on charges of spying for the US is now on a hunger strike, according to her father, BBC News.

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