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One of FBI's Most Wanted Arrested in Mexico: Former USC professor, Walter Lee Williams, was arrested Tuesday after being placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list 24 hours earlier.  Gabriel Alcocer of the Associated Press reports that Williams was wanted on federal charges of sexual exploitation of children and traveling abroad for the purpose of engaging in sexual acts with children.  The indictment alleges that Williams traveled to the Philippines in 2011 and sexually exploited two 14 year-old boys he met online.

'Obamaphones' Sold for Drug Money, Shoes, and Handbags: Undercover video was used in an investigation led by James O'Keefe concerning the government-backed program responsible for passing out free cell phones.  Fox News reports that the video footage reveals employees distributing phones to individuals after they admit they are going to sell the phones in order to purchase illegal goods.  In 2012, the cost of the program tripled to $2.2 billion from $819 million in 2008.

Alabama Roadblocks Request Saliva and Blood Samples: Off-duty Sheriff's deputies in Alabama flagged down motorists and directed them to federal highways safety researchers who offered $10 for saliva samples, and $50 if they submitted blood for a study aimed at determining the amount of drivers with alcohol or drugs in their system.  Matt Smith of CNN reports that these roadblocks will be set up in multiple communities across the country by the end of the year.  The survey is both anonymous and voluntary, but participants often times feel pressured to comply after being flagged down by police officers.

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