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Man who accused Cochran campaign of vote-buying changes story

Man who accused Cochran campaign of vote-buying changes story

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) --A Mississippi man who accused the Cochran campaign of paying African-Americans to vote for the senator in his runoff last month is walking back his story.
Gabrielle Levy
Mississippi man who tried to assassinate President Obama with ricin sentenced to 25 years

Mississippi man who tried to assassinate President Obama with ricin sentenced to 25 years

TUPELO, Miss., May 19 (UPI) --The Mississippi man who pled guilty to sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama and other officials was sentenced to 25 years in prison Monday.
Matt Bradwell
House leaders promise aid to Ukraine, sanctions for Russia

House leaders promise aid to Ukraine, sanctions for Russia

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- U.S. House Republicans promised Wednesday there will be a quick vote on aid for the new Ukraine government and "crippling sanctions" against Russia.

Partisan fight brewing over restoration of veterans' pension cuts

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Senate Republicans, unhappy with Sen. Bernie Sanders' plan, are putting together their own proposal for repealing $6 billion in U.S. veterans' pension cuts.

Mississippi man faces 25 years for sending ricin letter to Obama

OXFORD, Miss., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A Mississippi man admitted Friday he sent letters containing toxic ricin to President Obama, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and a Mississippi judge.
Senate votes to end debate on bipartisan budget deal

Senate votes to end debate on bipartisan budget deal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate voted 67-33 Tuesday to end debate on a bipartisan budget deal, clearing the way for an up-or-down vote.
House passes bipartisan budget deal 332-94

House passes bipartisan budget deal 332-94

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Thursday passed a two-year bipartisan budget deal by a 332-94 vote, indicating further threats of a government shutdown are unlikely.

Mississippi man pleads not guilty to new ricin charges

OXFORD, Miss., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A Mississippi man has pleaded not guilty to new charges he sent ricin-laced letters to the president, a senator and a judge, his lawyer says.
Reid vows 'nuclear option' to end nomination filibusters

Reid vows 'nuclear option' to end nomination filibusters

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid threatened to use the "nuclear option" to end filibusters unless Republicans OK all seven U.S. executive-branch nominees.
Senate wards off GOP filibuster on U.S. immigration reform bill

Senate wards off GOP filibuster on U.S. immigration reform bill

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Monday voted 67-27 to kill a Republican attempt to filibuster the immigration reform bill.
Texas woman faces charges in ricin letters to Obama, Bloomberg

Texas woman faces charges in ricin letters to Obama, Bloomberg

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- A Texas woman has been arrested for allegedly sending letters containing ricin to President Barack Obama and other officials, federal authorities said.

Mississippi man indicted on ricin charges

OXFORD, Miss., June 3 (UPI) -- A Mississippi man was indicted Monday on charges he stockpiled ricin and sent threatening letters laced with it to President Obama, a senator and a judge.
Report: FBI IDs person of interest in possible ricin-tainted letters

Report: FBI IDs person of interest in possible ricin-tainted letters

WASHINGTON, May 31 (UPI) -- FBI agents questioned a person of interest in the suspected ricin-laced letters sent to President Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, CBS News reported.
FBI intercepts possible ricin-laced letter sent to President Obama

FBI intercepts possible ricin-laced letter sent to President Obama

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) -- The Secret Service said a possible ricin-tainted letter sent to President Obama Thursday seemed similar to a letter sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
FBI: Ricin found on suspect's discarded items

FBI: Ricin found on suspect's discarded items

OXFORD, Miss., April 30 (UPI) -- The FBI says ricin was found on a coffee grinder and other items discarded by a Mississippi man accused of sending letters tainted with the deadly toxin.
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Roger Wicker
Sen. Roger Wicker, R-MS, describes his experiences during the Congressional delegation to Afghanistan and Pakistan on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 12, 2010. The delegation was in Afghanistan and Pakistan to assess the war on terror. From left, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, Wicker, Sen. Michael Crapo, R-ID, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-AK. UPI/Madeline Marshall
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Roger Frederick Wicker (born July 5, 1951) is the junior U.S. Senator from Mississippi and a member of the Republican Party. In December 2007 he was appointed by Governor Haley Barbour to fill the seat vacated by Trent Lott. He subsequently won the 2008 special election for the remainder of the term. Wicker served in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Mississippi's 1st congressional district from 1995 to 2007.

Wicker was born in Pontotoc, Mississippi on July 5, 1951, and is of English, German, French, and Native American descent. He served as a page in the U.S. House of Representatives when he was 16. He earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science and a law degree from the University of Mississippi where he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity.

After graduation, Wicker served as an officer in the United States Air Force from 1976 to 1980. Starting in 1980, he was a member of the Air Force Reserve; he retired from the Reserve in 2003 as a lieutenant colonel. Wicker served as a judge advocate.

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