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Ex-Pharmacist Sentenced For 'Attempting To Weaponize' Ricin

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2015 | Crime

Jan 30 (Reuters) - A former New Jersey pharmacist has been sentenced to 6-1/2 years in prison for "attempting to weaponize" the deadly toxins ricin ...

Man Who Sent Ricin Letters To Obama To Be Sentenced Next Month

AP | JEFF AMY | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has set a May 14 sentencing date for a Mississippi man who pleaded guilty to making ricin and sending letters ...

Georgetown Student Arrested For Making Deadly Chemical In His Dorm

Reuters | Posted 05.23.2014 | College

March 21 (Reuters) - A Georgetown University student who made the deadly chemical ricin in his dorm room was arrested in Washington, D.C. on Friday ...

Man Charged With Sending Ricin To Obama To Change Plea

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

By Emily le Coz JACKSON, Mississippi (Reuters) - A Mississippi man accused of sending poisoned letters to President Barack Obama and tw...

Domestic Militia Members On Trial In Georgia For Anti-Government Ricin Plot

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

By David Beasley ATLANTA, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Jury selection began on Monday in the trial of two alleged domestic militia members charge...

Woman Expected To Plead Guilty In Obama Ricin Letter Case

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, The Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — A Texas woman is expected to plead guilty to sending ricin-laced letters to President Bara...

Actress Accused Of Sending Ricin Letters To Obama Reaches Plea Deal

AP | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has reac...

Silk Road Vendor Behind Ricin Letter Sent To Obama: Homeland Security

Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

An individual suspected of sending a letter laced with the poison ricin to President Barack Obama earlier this year is, according to the Department of...

Defense Wants To Delay Trial Of Ricin Suspect

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 09.14.2013 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. -- A lawyer asked a federal judge on Friday to delay the October trial of a Mississippi man charged with sending poison-laced letters t...

National Ricin Association Fights Back Against Restrictive Legislation

Michael Gene Sullivan | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Michael Gene Sullivan

In a fiery speech Saturday before cheering supporters, the National Ricin Association's Duane LaPierre took on advocates for new poison laws and said a national background check bill "got the defeat that it deserved."

FBI: Ricin Mailer Tried To Frame Husband

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT and DANNY ROBBINS | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

TEXARKANA, Texas — Shannon Richardson had been married to her husband less than two years when she went to authorities and told them her suspici...

Woman Admits Sending Ricin Letters To Obama, Bloomberg: Officials

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

Shannon Rogers Guess Richardson was arrested Friday in connection with the mailing of ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York City ...

College Student Newspaper Has Ricin Scare

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.06.2013 | College

A college newspaper at Iowa State University evacuated their offices Wednesday while authorities inspected what students worried was the lethal poison...

FBI's Ricin Investigation Returns To Home In Question

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

-- Authorities have returned to a Texas home linked to the investigation into ricin-tainted letters sent to New York City's mayor and President Barac...

Obama Ricin Letter Suspect Indicted

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — A federal grand jury has indicted a Mississippi man suspected of sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and oth...

Rice in Envelopes

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


What Is Ricin?

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — The key ingredient – castor beans – is easy to find. Crude instructions for extracting the lethal poison in them ca...

Probe Into Poison-Tainted Letters To Obama, Bloomberg Leads To Texas

AP | JEANNIE NUSS and TOM HAYS | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics

NEW BOSTON, Texas -- A law enforcement official says a Texas home has been searched and a resident interviewed as part of the investigation into ricin...

Investigation Into Poisoned Letters To Obama, Bloomberg Widens

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

* Man in Texas being questioned about letters to Obama, Bloomberg * Five threatening letters sent earlier from Washington state ...

Castor Bean Control

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 07.31.2013 | Comedy
Andrew J. Lederer

The fool has signed his own warrant. Even he knows that of all the fundamentally lethal implements, only guns have a special dispensation from God and Jefferson.

FBI: String Of Ricin Letters Were Sent On Same Day

AP | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE — A suspicious letter containing the deadly poison ricin was mailed to President Barack Obama from Spokane, Wash., on the same day simil...

Poisoned Politics: How the Far Right Sells Anarchy as Revolution

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

I will leave it to the sociologists to figure out whether race has anything to do with this, but one thing is for certain: there has been a definite spike in political militancy since President Obama took office in 2009, and a lot of it has come from the right.

Another Questionable Letter Sent To Obama

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

A letter addressed to President Barack Obama contained threats similar to those found in mail sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and is be...

Postal Union: Bloomberg Ricin Letters Postmarked In Louisiana

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE and COLLEEN LONG | Posted 07.30.2013 | New York

WASHINGTON — A suspicious letter mailed to the White House and intercepted this week was similar to two threatening, poison-laced letters on the...

Police: Bloomberg Received Ricin Letters

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 07.29.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Two threatening letters containing traces of the deadly poison ricin were sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg in New York and his gun-con...