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Secret Service: Letter to White House intercepted

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service said Thursday that a suspicious letter addressed to President Barack Obama and similar to ricin-laced ones sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been intercepted by a White […]

05/30/2013

Federal authorities inspect and photograph the minivan driven by James Everett Dutschke near the site of a martial arts studio he once operated in Tupelo, Mississippi. (AP Photo)

Tests link deadly ricin to Obama letter suspect

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Ricin was found in the former martial arts studio of the man suspected of sending poison letters to President Barack Obama and other public officials, and was also discovered on a dust mask and other items he threw in the trash.

04/30/2013

aul Kevin Curtis speaks to the media about the charges of sending suspicious letters to US President Barack Obama and US Senator Roger Wicker were dropped without prejudice. (AP Photo)

Men’s yearslong feud looms over ricin probe

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The investigation into poisoned letters mailed to President Obama and others has shifted from an Elvis impersonator to his longtime foe, and authorities must now figure out if an online feud between the two men might have escalated into something more sinister.

04/24/2013

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Ricin suspect released from jail

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi man charged with sending poisoned letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a state judge was released from jail on Tuesday, federal official said, though the reason for the release wasn’t immediately clear.

04/23/2013

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FBI: No ricin found in home of Mississippi suspect

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Investigators haven’t found any ricin in the house of Mississippi man accused of mailing poisoned letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a local judge, according to testimony Monday from an FBI agent.

04/22/2013

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Across America, a week of chaos, horror – and hope

(AP) – Moment after nail-biting moment, the events shoved us through a week that felt like an unremitting series of tragedies: Deadly bombs. Poison letters. A town shattered by a colossal explosion. A violent manhunt.

04/20/2013

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Experts: Ricin like that in letters easy to make

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The ricin mailed to the president and a U.S. senator is relatively easy to make but generally can’t be used to target a large number of people, experts say.

04/19/2013

Corinth police officer outside house in West Hills Subdivision after taking Paul Kevin Curtis into custody under suspicion of sending suspicious letters to US President Barack Obama and US Senator Roger Wicker (AP Photo)

Man charged in letters case described as troubled

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man charged with sending ricin-laced letters to the president and other officials was described Thursday as a good father, a quiet neighbor and an entertainer who impersonated Elvis at parties.

04/18/2013

Corinth police officer outside house in West Hills Subdivision after taking Paul Kevin Curtis into custody under suspicion of sending suspicious letters to US President Barack Obama and US Senator Roger Wicker (AP Photo)

Wicker: Possible ricin suspect Elvis impersonator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Roger Wicker says he once hired the man accused of mailing suspicious letters as an Elvis impersonator. The Mississippi Republican said he hired Paul Kevin Curtis of Corinth, Miss., to entertain at an engagement party.

04/18/2013

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Ricin in Obama letter, odd packages scramble Hill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Letters sent to President Barack Obama and a Mississippi senator tested positive for poisonous ricin in preliminary checks Wednesday, and authorities chased reports of other suspicious mail at a U.S. Capitol already on edge.

04/17/2013

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Ricin: A bioterror agent with few real victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ever since the anthrax and terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the poison ricin has at times been lumped in with other bioterrorism agents because it comes from a relatively common plant and seems easy to make.

04/17/2013

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Police said to have suspect in mind in ricin case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A letter addressed to President Barack Obama is being checked for a “suspicious substance,” a day after a letter addressed to a U.S. senator tested positive for poisonous ricin, the U.S. Secret Service says.

04/17/2013

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