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NAACP false alarm shows region on edge over security
NAACP false alarm shows region on edge over security

NAACP employees were going through the mail Thursday at national headquarters in Baltimore when they found a strange-looking envelope. It bore no return address and had a Memphis, Tenn., postmark — just like letters to President Barack Obama and a Republican senator this week that tested positive for the deadly poison ricin. Within minutes, the FBI ordered workers to evacuate, and emergency responders rushed to the scene. It turned out to be a false alarm; the letter was a request for assistance. But the incident highlighted the jitters felt across the region this week, with courthouse evacuations and heightened security following the bomb attacks on the Boston Marathon and the...

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