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.
McConnell stiff-arms Obama, Senate Dems

McConnell stiff-arms Obama, Senate Dems

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- After Democrats increased their U.S. Senate majority Tuesday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell challenged the president to "move to the political center."

GOP sens. to challenge recess appointments

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Thirty-nine Republican U.S. senators said they would join a court challenge to four of President Obama's recess appointments, charging they're unconstitutional.

Wicker wins Miss. Senate race

JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Republican Roger Wicker, appointed to replace Trent Lott in the U.S. Senate, defeated former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove Tuesday.
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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

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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