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Sex Offender Strikes Again: The Associated Press reports an Oregon man on parole for trying to infect children with HIV attacked a 10-year-old boy at a Wendy's over the weekend. Police say Adam Lee Brown pulled the victim into a bathroom, attempted to sexually assault him, and stabbed him several times. Brown, who is HIV-positive, was convicted in 1993 of three counts of first-degree sodomy, each with a child. He pleaded no contest to reduced charges. The initial charges included attempted murder because of his HIV status. Brown spent 11 years in prison, earning time off of his 15-year sentence.

Georgia Schedules Execution for Double Murderer: Bill Rankin of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports a death warrant for Georgia death row inmate Warren Hill was signed Monday. He is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection on July 18. Hill was serving a life sentence for killing his girlfriend when he bludgeoned to death a fellow inmate with a nail-studded board in 1990.

New Mexico DNA Law a Success: Jeri Clausing of the Associated Press reports New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez says last year's expansion of the state's DNA testing law is helping to put more criminals behind bars. Katie's Law, named after Katie Sepich, was originally passed in 2006 and required DNA samples from suspects arrested for violent felonies. Last year the law was revised to extend the testing requirement to all felonies. Sepich was a student at New Mexico State University when she was raped and murdered in 2003. Her killer was identified through DNA evidence after he was convicted of another crime. Martinez says the law has led to a 92 percent increase in matching suspects to crimes.

Twitter Must Hand Over Protester's Tweets: Tiffany Kary of Bloomberg News reports New York State Supreme Court Judge Matthew A. Sciarrino ruled Twitter Inc. must turn over information about Occupy Wall Street protester Malcom Harris' tweets. The ruling denied the company's request to quash a subpoena from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. Twitter must turn over tweets posted by Harris from September 15 to December 30, 2011. Harris was arrested with about 700 other protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge on October 1.

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