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Posted: February 3, 2014 at 3:34 a.m.

Mehdi Karrubi, an Iranian who has been incarcerated in a state-supervised apartment for three years after leading protests challenging former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s 2009 re-election, has been transferred to house arrest because of deteriorating health, said his son Mohammad Hossein Karrubi.

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NSA put off plans after leaks

National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander greets audience members before President Barack Obama spoke about National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Justice Department in Washington. Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing such records. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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