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Man released in ricin case as 2d home searched

Magistrate judge drops charges as probe continues

WASHINGTON — Caught in the middle of a small-town Mississippi feud, authorities dropped charges Tuesday against the man they had charged with sending ricin-laced letters to the White House, a US senator, and a county judge as the FBI appeared to turn its attention toward his longtime antagonist.

A federal magistrate judge directed that charges against Paul Kevin Curtis be dismissed because ‘‘the ongoing investigation has revealed new information,’’ according to his written order. The charges were dropped without prejudice, meaning they could be lodged again in the future.

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