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Letters Containing Ricin Sent to President, Two Senators [UPDATED]

1:10 p.m. (EST): A third letter, this one sent to Senator Joe Manchin (D.-W.V.), has been found to contain ricin.

12:45 p.m. (EST): FBI spokesman Paul Bresson has confirmed that the substance found in the letter to the president was ricin.

The Secret Service says that a letter containing a suspicious substance and addressed to President Obama was received on Tuesday at a White House mail facility. This comes just after a letter sent to Senator Roger Wicker (R.-Miss.) was found to contain the poison ricin.

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Law Requiring Gun Ownership Passed in Georgia

If you live in Nelson, Georgia, the government has decided that you must own a firearm.

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Willie Nelson on Gay Marriage: ‘I’d Never Marry a Guy I Didn’t Like’

Willie Nelson may be approaching his 80th birthday, but he's still a spitfire with a whole lot to say -- and he's not afraid to speak his mind, especially when it's a cause he believes in. Nelson recently opened up on his views of the Supreme Court's consideration of gay rights and same-sex marriage, and he was his usual 'Shotgun Willie' self. 

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Texas Lawmakers Consider Bill to Drug Test Unemployment Applicants

A proposal to drug test applicants for welfare and unemployment benefits is meeting little resistance so far in the Texas Legislature.

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Hugo Chavez Has Died

Controversial Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has died, according to a report from the Associated Press. 

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Barney, Former First Dog, Has Died

Barney, who along with his sister Miss Beazley was the resident canine at the White House during George W. Bush's tenure, died Friday at the age of 12. The black Scottish terrier had lymphoma.

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Beyonce Lip Synched The National Anthem [VIDEO + POLL]

It's happened time and time again, professional celebrities singing the national anthem at major events and they end up flubbing the words somehow. The only way to make sure they are perfect and sung pitch perfect is by pre-recording them and that's exactly what Beyonce did yesterday during the Presidential inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C.

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Watch Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech [VIDEO]

Today is Martin Luther King day. It is a day to celebrate the man who helped change society with his civil rights movements and his push for equality. Without his hard work and perseverance, where would our world be now?

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Barack Obama to Announce Expansive Plan for Gun Control [POLL]

President Barack Obama is set to announce the most widespread gun control agenda in decades today (Jan. 15), calling on Congress to force all weapons buyers to undergo background checks and prohibit assault weapons.

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Brad Paisley Signs on for President Obama’s Inaugural Celebration

Brad Paisley will soon travel to Washington D.C. to take part in the Presidential Inauguration events, which are scheduled to take place on Jan. 19 and 21.

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Fiscal Cliff Tax Repercussions — What is It + How Will It Affect You?

"Fiscal cliff" is a phrase we have heard a lot lately. And we're going to hear a lot more of it if Congress doesn't reach an agreement by midnight tonight and going into 2013. While it's sometimes easy to brush off what politicians are up to, this actually will affect almost all of us financially -- many of us substantially.

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Oak Ridge Boys Perform for Ailing Former President George Bush by Phone

Serving one's country as president is certainly a high-pressure gig. But can come with continued "executive privilege" even after leaving office -- like having one of your favorite country groups perform for you on command when you're sick and need your spirits boosted. George H.W. Bush, who served as the 41st president in the 1990s, has been under the weather for about a month, so when his wife Barbara requested that the Oak Ridge Boys sing for him, they jumped at the chance.

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