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Senate mail service to resume on Monday

3 years 5 months 1 week ago April 19, 2013 Apr 19, 2013 Friday, April 19 2013 April 19, 2013 2:13 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Senate offices will begin receiving mail again on Monday, a few days after a Mississippi man was arrested on charges he sent letters containing ricin addressed to President Barack Obama and a Mississippi senator.

Senate mail will temporarily be screened at a House mail sorting facility, but that all offices will start getting mail again on Monday.

Paul Kevin Curtis was charged this week with sending threatening letters containing ricin to Obama and Republican Sen. Roger Wicker.

Authorities say he sent a third threatening letter to a Mississippi judge, though that letter is still being tested for the presence of ricin. Curtis has denied making the ricin and mailing the letters.

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