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Mississippi man held in ricin letter case

OXFORD, Miss. — Authorities arrested a Mississippi man on Wednesday, accused of sending letters to President Obama and a Republican senator that initially tested positive for the poison ricin and set the nation’s capital on edge a day after the Boston Marathon bombings.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen said Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, was arrested at his apartment in Corinth, near the Tennessee state line about 100 miles east of Memphis.

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