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Department of Defense personnel screen mail as it arrives at a U.S. government facility in Washington, D.C., earlier this week after letters received at the Pentagon were suspected of containing deadly ricin. Thomas Watkins/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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James Everett Dutschke, seen here as investigators searched his house last spring, was convicted of sending letters containing the poison ricin to President Obama and other officials. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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James Everett Dutschke has been indicted on five counts related to letters containing the poison ricin that were sent to President Obama and others. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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