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Powerful poison Ricin found in letter sent to U.S. senator
Powerful poison Ricin found in letter sent to U.S. senator

WASHINGTON -- An envelope laced with the lethal poison Ricin and addressed to a U.S. senator was found at a Maryland mail processing facility, officials said Tuesday. The envelope, intended for the office of Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), was discovered at a location that screens letters bound for congressional offices in Washington, according to a law enforcement official. More tests are being conducted to confirm the substance. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said only one congressional office was apparently targeted. Wicker’s officer referred inquiries to the U.S. Capitol Police. Senators were told of the situation late Tuesday during a classified briefing to...

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