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Mississippian arrested, accused of sending ricin-laced letters

TUPELO — A man in Mississippi has been arrested and accused of sending letters with suspected ricin poison to President Barack Obama and other leaders.   FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen said the man was arrested today. His name wasn’t immediately released publicly. However, at least two sources, “NBC News” and the Clarion-Ledger, are reporting the man is Kenneth ...

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Mississippi runners reported safe after Boston Marathon bombing kills three, injures more than 140

Two bomb blasts rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three and injuring more than 140, according to the Associated Press. A White House official speaking on condition of anonymity said the attack was being treated as an act of terrorism. Fifty-nine Mississippians had registered to run the race this year, and 40 had finished at ...

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New bill makes terrorism punishable by death

JACKSON — Mississippi is set to add terrorism to the list of crimes that could lead to the death penalty, if a victim is killed. “The governor intends to sign this public safety measure,” Gov. Phil Bryant’s spokesman, Mick Bullock, told The Associated Press. Mississippi prosecutors already can pursue the death penalty if a victim is killed while certain other ...

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Obama: Prosperity rests on rising middle class

Declaring “our journey is not complete,” President Barack Obama took the oath of office for his second term before a crowd of hundreds of thousands Monday, urging the nation to set an unwavering course toward prosperity and freedom for all its citizens and protect the social safety net that has sheltered the poor, elderly and needy. “Our country cannot succeed ...

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Abandoned package shuts down Meridian Regional

MERIDIAN — A suspicious package left in bushes near the terminal of Meridian Regional Airport has turned out to be harmless. The airport had been shut down and evacuated after the package was found yesterday about noon. The Meridian Police Department, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Meridian Homeland Security, TSA, and the airport authority responded, and later found the package to contain ...

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USM establishes nation's first sports incidents institute

HATTIESBURG — With the support of grant funding through the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at the University of Southern Mississippi is establishing the nation’s first Institute for the Study of Sport Incidents. The institute’s focus will be the development of a database on violence against spectators and participants at ...

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Swiss officials foil IBM bomb plot

GENEVA — Swiss media report that police have arrested two men and a woman suspected of planning to bomb an IBM Corp. research facility near Zurich. Swiss prosecutors declined today to confirm the names or the target but said three people were arrested with “explosive and further items in their car” as well as a note “indicating a planned attack ...

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Senate passes cyber security measure

The Senate has passed a resolution co-sponsored by Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) to increase awareness among individuals, businesses and government entities of the steps that should be taken to protect themselves from a growing international and domestic threat to digital systems and data. The Senate approved the National Cyber Security Awareness Month Resolution (S.Res.285) by unanimous consent. The measure sets ...

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