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A Mississippi martial arts instructor was arrested by FBI Saturday for the poisoned letters sent to President Obama, a U.S. senator, and a local judge, the Los Angeles Times reported.
James Everett Dutschke was arrested in his Tupelo home, FBI spokeswoman Deborah Madden told the Los Angeles Times.
Dutschke was charged with "knowingly developing, producing, stockpiling, transferring, acquiring, retaining and possessing a biological agent, toxin and delivery system, for use as a weapon, to wit: ricin," the Associated Press reported
He is expected to appear in U.S. District Court in Oxford Monday, the Associated Press reported.
Dutschke became a suspect after charges were dropped against Paul Kevin Curtis, Tuesday, The Los Angeles Times reported.

Letter to Obama tests positive for ricin, officials say

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A "suspicious substance" in a letter adressed to President Barack Obama was identified by White House mail handlers the same day a letter containing the poison ricin was found in the the Senate mailroom, the Secret Service told CNN Wednesday.
The letter to the president arrived at an off-site White House mail facility Tuesday, a federal enforcement official told NBC News.
The letters have been sent to laboratories for additional tests, results are expected after 24 to 48 hours CNN reported.
Shortly after the Secret Service announced the suspicious letter, Capitol Police questioned a man with a backpack in the first floor of the Hart Senate Office Building during its evacuation, CNN reported.
Sealed envelops in his backpack raised suspicion but the authorities do not believe the man was connected to the letters found Tuesday, a federal law enforcement official told CNN.
Ricin has no antidote and is made from castor beans which can kill within 36 hours, NBC reported.
Anytime suspicious powder is found in a mail facility, field tests are conducted and anytime there is a possibility of a biological agent, the material is sent to an accredited laboratory for further testing., NBC News reported.

Three boys were arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing 15 year old, Audrie Pott, who later took her own lifeThe Associated Press reported.
The three 16-year-old boys were arrested last week by deputies on suspicion of sexual battery against the Northern California girl who hanged herself last fall after an explicit photo of the assault was circulated, The Associated Press reported.
"Based upon the discussions with police officers, at least on picture was disseminated extensively," the family's attorney, Robert Allard told ABC News.
During the week after the alleged assault at a friend's Labor Day party, Pott posted messages on Facebook saying, "My life is ruined," Allard told CBS News.
Social media has played a large role in alleged sexual assault cases this past year, CBS News reported.
Pott's parents were relieved by the recent arrests after watching the boys live their lives unaffected, Allard told CBS News.
They hope to develop Audrie's Law on cyberbullying where juveniles would be tried as adults in the most heinous cases, CBS News reported.

Connecticut lawmakers agree on strict gun laws

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Connecticut lawmakers announced a deal on some of the country's toughest gun laws Monday from proposals after the mass shooting in the state Monday, The Associated Press reported.
The ban would included new registration requirements for existing magazines that carry 10 or more bullets, The Associated Press reported.
It would also include new state-issued eligibility certificates for the purchase of any rife, shotgun or ammunition and a mandates that offenders convicted of 40 or more weapons offenses register with the state, the New York Times reported.
The deal did not include a complete ban on high-capacity magazine ownership, something anti-gun forces asked for, the New York Times reported.
"When you take all the elements and compare it, I think you could judiciously say this is the strongest bill in the nation," Ron Pinciaro, executive director of Connecticut Against Gun Violence told the New York Times.
The proposal was revealed Monday after weeks of bipartisan negotiation, The Associated Press reported.

U.S. ex-solidier charged with aiding al-Qaida group

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A former American soldier was charged Thursday for illegally using a weapon to aid an al-Qaida affiliated group in Syria, CNN reported.
Eric Harroun, 30, was arrested by the FBI Tuesday near Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia, CNN reported.
Harroun appeared in federal court in Alexandria, Va. and was charged in connection of using a rocket-propelled grenade in Syria, CNN reported.
Harroun was accused of entering Syra in January and being aiding in attacks on Assad forces led by the Al Nusra Front, which is part of an al-Qaida group, the New York Times reported.
Harroun told FBI agent Paul Higginbotham that he was part of an "RPG team," firing rocket-propelled grenades, the affidavit filed said, the New York Times reported.
Harroun wrote on his Facebook page that "the only good Zionist is a dead Zionist," and told the FBI that he dient know any al-Qaida members and would help fight against any regime that imposed Sharia law in Syria because he is opposed to oppression, the New York Times reported.
Harroun was discharged from the army in 2003 after he was injured in a car accident, said the affidavit, The New York Times reported.

North Dakota governor signs strict abortion bill

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Gov. Jack Dalrymple of signed the nation's most restrictive abortion bills Tuesday which would make abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy illegal, The New York Times reported.
The bills forbids abortion once there is a fetal heartbeat which can be detected by using a transvaginal ultrasound, the New York Times reported.
Abortion because of genetic defects are also banned by the bill and they require doctors to have hospital admitting privileges, USA Today reported.
The bills will become laws Aug. 1 unless blocked by a court, USA Today reported.
The law would violate the Supreme Court's ruling in Roe v. Wade, legal scholars told the New York Times.
North Dakota residents will vote weather life is defined as starting at conception in the 2014 ballot, USA Today reported.

North Dakota strict abortion ban passes legislature

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North Dakota Legislator passed a bill that would ban abortion as early as 6 weeks into pregnancy, when a heartbeat can be found, The New York Times reported.
This is now the strictest restrictive abortion bill passed a little more than a week after Arkansas's new bill, The New York Times reported.
A measure that bans abortions because of genetic abnormality or to select the sex of the child was also passed by the primarily Republican Legislature, The New York Times reported.
Both bills must be signed by Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple to become law. The governor has not said if he would sign, The New York Times reported.
Abortion-rights activists said they will enter legal battles if the bills pass but supporters of the bills say that the bills are meant to challenge Roe v. Wade, the Associated Press reported.
A fetal heartbeat can be detected in early pregnancy using a vaginal ultrasound although the bill does not specify how doctors would detect a heartbeat, the Associated Press reported.
Democratic Senator Mac Schneider said the Legislature should focus on budget surplus supplied by the new oil wealth, the Associated Press reported.

Arkansas adopts abortion restriction

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Arkansas adopted the country's most restrictive ban on abortion at 12 weeks of pregnancy Wednesday, The New York Times reported.
The law was passed by the new Republican-controlled legislature over Gov. Mike Beebe's veto, The New York Times reported.
The law contradicts limits by the Supreme Court which allows a woman a right to abortion until the fetus is viable outside the womb, usually around 24 weeks, The New York Times reported.
The Human Heartbeat Protection Act might be quickly voided because it deeply contradicts existing constitutional doctrine, The New York Times reported.
The 12-week ban would ban abortions when the fetus is at a point where a heartbeat can be detected using an abdominal ultrasound, The Associated Press reported.
The original version of the bill by Sen. Jason Rapert would have banned abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy but revised after lawmakers worried about the it requiring the use of a vaginal probe, The Associated Press reported.
Women who have abortions will not be prosecuted but doctors who perform abortions in violation of the 12-week-ban could have their medical licenses revoked, The Associated Press reported.
Ten states have pushed abortion down to 20 weeks into pregnancy on the disputed theory that a fetus can feel pain by then, The New York Times reported.

Two Texas fire lieutenants died of burns after a Knights of Columbus lodge fire Saturday, a city official told the Associated Press.
Gregory Pickard and Eric Wallace worked for the fire department in the Central Texas city of Bryan. They were in the group that responded to the fire about midnight Friday, city spokeswoman Mary Lynne Stratta told the Associated Press.
Wallace, a 13-year veteran, was in the lodge looking for occupants and said over his radio he was running low on oxygen, The Los Angeles Times reported.
When Wallace did not come out of the building Pickard and two other firefighters rushed in to get him and were also overcome with smoke, The Los Angeles Times reported.
A response unit found the men inside the building, the other two firefighters were injured, the Associated press reported.
Wallace died at the scene and Pickard died in a local hospital in the burn unit, The Los Angeles Times reported.
The Texas State Fire Marshall's office is investigating the cause of the fire, the Associated Press reported.
Services for Wallace are scheduled for Thursday while a service for Pickard is still pending, the Associated Press reported.

Man charged for death of 2 women

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A 27-year-old man was arrested by Kansas City police in connection of the killing of two female prostitutes in recent years, The Kansas City Star reported.
Derek Richardson was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of abandonment of a corpse. According to court documents, Richardson has confessed to killing, The Kansas City Star reported.
Police are confident they stopped a serial killer and authorities are searching the United States to ensure there weren't other victims. "We absolutely stopped a person who was going to kill again," Kansas City police Sgt. Doug Niemeier told the Associated Press.
Police asked for public help earlier in January because they believed whoever was responsible for the deaths left a Crocs-brand shoe at where the last body was found and a tipster contacted police with the description of the shoe, the Associated Press reported.
Both victims' bodies were found at the side of the road with their shirts pushed up and their pants pulled down and their bodies covered in bleach in an attempt to destroy evidence, The Kansas City Star reported.
Richardson did not have a prior criminal record to his arrest and used to work unloading trucks until about October, The Kansas City Star reported.

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