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Ricin probe shifts to first suspect’s foe

OXFORD, Miss. — The investigation into poisoned letters mailed to President Obama and others has shifted from an Elvis impersonator to his longtime foe, and authorities must now figure out if an online feud between the two men might have escalated into something more sinister.

Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, was released from a Mississippi jail on Tuesday and charges against him were dropped, nearly a week after authorities charged him with sending ricin-laced letters to the president, Republican US Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi, and an 80-year-old Lee County, Miss., Justice Court judge, Sadie Holland.

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