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  4/24/2013, Iyar 14, 5773

U.S.: Charges Dropped Against Ricin Suspect

Paul Kevin Curtis, who was accused of sending a poison-laced letter to the White House, was released from jail with his charges dismissed Tuesday, as officials searched the home of a rival, AFP reported.

Three letters laced with ricin were discovered last week as the nation was reeling from a deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon. The letters were addressed to Obama, Republican Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi and a justice of the peace in the same U.S. state, Sadie Holland.