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Senate Ricin Letters

Ricin Letters Suspect Evaded Police Before Arrest

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — The man suspected of sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials appears to have attempted to ev...

Poison-Tainted Letters Spark Mystery

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

SALTILLO, Miss. — A Mississippi man whose home was searched in the investigation of poisoned letters sent to the president and others has appare...

Senate Mail Services Set To Resume

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate offices will begin receiving mail again on Monday, days after a Mississippi man was arrested on charges he sent ricin-laced lette...

Roger Wicker And Paul Kevin Curtis Go Way Back

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Paul Kevin Curtis, the Elvis impersonator charged with threatening the lives of Wicker and President Barack Obama, go ...

Senate Official Confirms Tainted Mail Contained Poison

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR and ADRIAN SAINZ | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate sergeant-at-arms says a private lab has confirmed the presence of ricin in a letter sent to Sen. Roger Wicker. Terra...

Ricin Experts Weigh In On Risk Posed By Bioterror Agent

natureheader | Posted 04.18.2013 | Science

By Erika Check Hayden & Meredith Wadman The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said today that it has arrested a suspect in connection with t...

What Is Ricin? Substance In Suspicious Letters Explored

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ever since the anthrax and terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the poison ricin has at times been lumped in with other bioterrorism age...

More Senate Offices Report Suspicious Mail

Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

Staffers at a number of local Senate offices around the country reported receiving suspicious mail on Wednesday, shortly after letters testing positiv...

Second Letter To Senate Tested For Ricin, Officials Say

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Law enforcement officials say a second suspicious letter that has been received in Washington was actually directed to the White House, ...