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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.

Miss. man gets no bail on charges of sending ricin letters

OXFORD, Miss., April 29 (UPI) -- A federal judge Monday ordered held without bond a Mississippi man accused of sending the deadly toxin ricin in letters to President Obama and others.

New arrest made in ricin letters case

OXFORD, Miss., April 27 (UPI) -- A Mississippi martial arts instructor was arrested Saturday on charges related to the ricin letters sent to President Obama and others, police said.
Man cleared of ricin involvement says he feels 'vindicated'

Man cleared of ricin involvement says he feels 'vindicated'

TUPELO, Miss., April 24 (UPI) -- A celebrity impersonator once accused of mailing ricin-laced letters to the White House said he feels "vindicated" after his release from a Mississippi jail.

FBI searches Tupelo, Miss., home in ricin probe

OXFORD, Miss., April 23 (UPI) -- An FBI team searched the home of a Tupelo, Miss., man Tuesday in the investigation of ricin-tainted letters to public officials, the man said.

Hearing begins in ricin mail case

OXFORD, Miss., April 22 (UPI) -- No evidence presented in an Oxford, Miss., court Monday indicates Kevin Curtis sent ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and others, his attorney said.
Security at correspondents' dinner may be tightened

Security at correspondents' dinner may be tightened

WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- Presidential security at the annual White House correspondents' dinner in Washington will probably be tightened this year, a former presidential aide said.
FBI: Letters sent to Obama, others, contained deadly poison ricin

FBI: Letters sent to Obama, others, contained deadly poison ricin

OXFORD, Miss., April 19 (UPI) -- The FBI said it has confirmed threatening letters sent to U.S. President Barack Obama, a senator and a judge tested positive for the deadly poison ricin.

Elvis impersonator charged with threatening Obama with ricin letter

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- A Mississippi man was charged with threatening President Obama by sending a letter testing positive for ricin, the Justice Department said Thursday.
Tupelo, Miss., man arrested in ricin letters sent to Obama, Wicker

Tupelo, Miss., man arrested in ricin letters sent to Obama, Wicker

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- The FBI Wednesday arrested Kenneth Curtis in the mailing of letters to President Obama and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., that tested positive for ricin.

ADL: Ricin related to homegrown, often right-wing extremists

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- The Anti-Defamation League said ricin -- in the news since a letter sent to a U.S. senator was laced with the toxin -- is popular with domestic extremists.
Letter to Sen. Wicker tested positive for ricin

Letter to Sen. Wicker tested positive for ricin

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- A letter sent to Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., has tested positive for ricin, U.S. Capitol police said.

Envelope with ricin intercepted at U.S. Capitol's mail facility

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- An envelope sent to Sen. Roger Wicker Tuesday tested positive for the poison ricin at the U.S. Capitol's off-site mail facility in Washington, sources told CNN.
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