Biological Weapons Charges Dropped

— NPR's Ina Jaffe reports the two men arrested in the Las Vegas anthrax scare have been cleared of all biological weapons charges. Tests showed that the substance was a form of the bacteria used in animal vaccines. One of the men remains in custody for violating his parole... he was convicted for an earlier offence of possessing bubonic plague bacteria.



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