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  Man framed for ricin letters: ‘It was like a bad dream’

Women Charged With Sending Ricin Letters

  A Texas woman was charged with sending ricin letters to frame her husband, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.

Woman arrested after accusing husband of sending ricin letters

  In a new twist, the woman who blamed her husband for sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was charged Friday with sending the letters herself. NBC’s Ann Curry reports.

Strange twists mark latest ricin cases

  Rachel Maddow follows up on two recent ricin letter cases, with one ending in a guilty plea and the other with a suspect arrested.

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  Texas woman arrested in connection with ricin letters

NBC's Pete Williams reports on the arrest of a New Boston, Texas woman in connection with the ricin letters sent to President Obama, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and the director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

  Woman claims her husband mailed ricin letters

Authorities are still investigating the three ricin-laced letters sent to Michael Bloomberg, President Obama, and a lobbyist, but Texas-based actress Shannon Rogers Guess has said her Army veteran husband Nathanial Richardson is behind the letters. NBC’s Stephanie Gosk reports.

  Army veteran questioned over ricin-tainted letters

After similar poisoned letters were sent to NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a top lobbyist, and President Obama, authorities are questioning an Army veteran in Texas, though no arrests have been made. NBC’s Pete Williams reports.

  Ricin attack put spotlight on gun control push

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., talks about the recent ricin scare over the ongoing gun control debate, as well as Attorney General Eric Holder’s off-the-record meeting with journalists yesterday to discuss the shaky relationship between the Justice Department and the media.

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Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson addresses the media following the arrest of a suspect in the ricin attack on Sen. Roger Wicker in Tupelo
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Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson addresses a news conference following the arrest of a suspect in the ricin attack on U.S. President Barack Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) in Tupelo, Mississippi April 17, 2013. Paul Kevin Curtis was arrested at his home in Corinth, Mississippi, and is "believed to

Handout photo of Castro beans
Handout photo of Castro beans

Castor beans are used to produce ricin, a deadly poison, as pictured in this handout photo from the National Counter Terrorism Centre. They are similar in color and size to pinto beans , but have a small pointed protrusion on the end. Authorities on April 16, 2013, intercepted a letter sent to Miss