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3:06pm

Wed April 17, 2013
NPR Story

Letters To Mississippi Senator, Obama Show Signs Of Ricin

Originally published on Wed April 17, 2013 6:37 pm

Transcript

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

And Tovia mentioned a different kind of attack, one that's the subject of a widening investigation here in Washington, D.C. A second letter thought to contain the poison ricin has been sent for further testing. That one was addressed to the White House. We heard yesterday about one addressed to Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker. Also today two Senate office buildings were locked down as the Capitol police investigated suspicious packages.

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11:10am

Wed April 17, 2013
The Two-Way

Why Use A Pressure Cooker To Build A Bomb?

Originally published on Wed April 17, 2013 12:19 pm

This photo, produced by the Joint Terrorism Task Force of Boston, shows the remains of an explosive device at the Boston Marathon bomb scene.
Reuters/Landov

They are cheap, easy to build and inconspicuous. And as the explosions this week at the Boston Marathon show, pressure cooker bombs can be devastatingly effective weapons.

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8:11am

Wed April 17, 2013
The Two-Way

Texas Prosecutor Murder: Wife Of Jailed Ex-Justice Arrested

Originally published on Wed April 17, 2013 11:44 am

A wreath of flowers in honor of slain District Attorney Mike McClelland at the Kaufman County [Texas] Courthouse in early April.
Richard Rodriguez Reuters /Landov

"The wife of a former justice of the peace is being held on a capital murder charge in the killings of the Kaufman County District Attorney, his wife and a top prosecutor," The Dallas Morning News reports.

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6:32am

Wed April 17, 2013
The Two-Way

Top Stories: Latest In Boston Bombings; Thatcher Funeral

Originally published on Wed April 17, 2013 9:34 am

Good morning, here are our early stories:

-- Boston Marathon Explosions: Wednesday's Developments.

-- For Thatcher, 'A Great Calm' After A Life Of Controversy.

And here are more early headlines:

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5:07am

Wed April 17, 2013
Around the Nation

Napster Billionaire Spends Big On Upcoming Wedding

Originally published on Wed April 17, 2013 12:46 pm

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep, with good luck to Sean Parker and his bride-to-be. She's a singer; he's a Facebook billionaire and founder of Napster. Mr. Parker committed $10 million to their wedding. He paid for waterfalls, bridges and ancient ruins created for the occasion. Guests will wear outfits created by the costume designer from "Lord of the Rings."

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