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Iran offers plan to end nuclear crisis

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iran offers plan to end nuclear crisis

With harsh economic sanctions contributing to the first major protests in Iran in three years, Iranian officials have begun to describe what they call a "nine-step plan" to defuse the nuclear crisis with the West, by gradually suspending the production of the uranium that would be easiest for them to convert into a nuclear weapon. But the plan requires so many concessions by the West, starting with the dismantling of all the sanctions that are blocking oil sales and setting off the collapse of the Iranian currency, that U.S. officials have dismissed it as unworkable. But Iranian officials used their visit to the United Nations last week to try to drum up support, indicating the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is finally feeling the pressure.

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Panel says parole Manson follower

A California parole board panel has recommended parole for a Charles Manson follower who has been imprisoned for 40 years. Bruce Davis, convicted with Manson and another man in two murders unrelated to the infamous Sharon Tate murders in 1969, appeared before the panel for the 27th time Thursday, the eve of his 70th birthday. In 2010, a parole board determined Davis was ready for release, but then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger reversed the decision, citing the heinous nature of the crimes. Gov. Jerry Brown has the final say on decisions by the current parole board.

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Sandusky's wife getting bail back

A judge Thursday granted a request by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky that the court return to his wife the $50,000 she put up for his bail before he was convicted of sexually abusing nearly a dozen boys. Judge John Cleland signed the order refunding the bail to Dottie Sandusky. Jerry Sandusky, 68, has been jailed since his June conviction on 45 counts of abuse against 10 boys. He is expected to get a lengthy prison term when sentenced next week.

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Iran offers plan to end nuclear crisis 10/04/12 [Last modified: Thursday, October 4, 2012 10:16pm]
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