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Ricin Sender Sentenced to 25 Years

A man from (the southern U.S. state of)) Mississippi has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for sending letters dusted with the poison ricin to President Barack Obama and other public offices. James Everett Dutschke pleaded guilty in January to possessing and mailing the threatening letters containing ricin - a natural and highly toxic compound extracted from castor beans. Dutschke sent the letters to Mr. Obama, Republican U.S. Senator Roger Wicker and Mississippi judge Sadie...

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