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Experts: Ricin Mailed To President Easy To Make

The ricin mailed to the president and a U.S. senator is relatively easy to make but generally can’t be used to target a large number of people, experts say.

04/19/2013

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Man Charged In Letters Case Described As Troubled

A Mississippi man charged with sending ricin-laced letters to the president and other officials was described Thursday as a good father, a quiet neighbor and an entertainer who impersonated Elvis at parties. Other accounts show a man who spiraled into emotional turmoil trying to get attention for his claims of uncovering a conspiracy to sell body parts on the black market.

04/18/2013

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Baltimore City, White House Increase Security In Wake Of Boston Blasts

The Secret Service says it has expanded its security perimeter around the White House following the explosions at the Boston Marathon. And though there are no credible threats to Baltimore, city police have also increased security.

04/15/2013

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President Obama Presents Service Trophy To Navy Football

Go Navy! The Midshipmen football team heads to the White House, where they’re honored by the president with the prestigious Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy.

04/12/2013

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Obama To Designate 5 National Monuments

President Barack Obama is designating five new national monuments, using executive authority to protect historic or ecologically significant sites — including one in Delaware sought by Vice President Joe Biden.

03/22/2013

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President Obama Withdraws Appeals Court Pick

President Barack Obama withdrew his nomination of Caitlin Halligan to a federal appeals court Friday, handing a victory to Republicans in the Senate who twice blocked his pick for the key judicial post.

03/22/2013

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President Obama Continues Tourney Tradition, Reveals His NCAA Bracket

In 2012, President Obama’s men’s bracket ranked 2,347,421 out of 6.45 million entries, placing him in the 63.6th percentile.

03/20/2013

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Obama Talks Of Resuming White House Tours For Kids

President Barack Obama is opening the door to the possibility of a resumption of White House tours for student groups amid some confusion over who made the ultimate decision to cancel them.

03/13/2013

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Obama To Speak At Naval Academy Graduation

President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at the U.S. Naval Academy’s graduation in May.

03/04/2013

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Obama Urges Court To Overturn California’s Gay Marriage Ban

In a historic argument for gay rights, President Barack Obama on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to overturn California’s same-sex marriage ban and turn a skeptical eye on similar prohibitions across the country.

02/28/2013

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Marylanders Brace For Looming Automatic Federal Budget Cuts

Massive across the board government spending cuts are set to go into effect in just three days.

02/26/2013

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D.C. License Plates To Read `District Of Columbia’

License plates in the nation’s capital will soon say “District of Columbia” instead of “Washington, D.C.”

02/25/2013

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