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Secret Service: Suspicious letter mailed to Obama, U.S. Senate

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Secret Service says it has intercepted a letter addressed to President Barack Obama that contained a “suspicious substance.”

Law enforcement officials also say a second letter sent to the U.S. Senate has been intercepted and is being tested for poisonous ricin.

Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan says the letter was intercepted at a facility away from the White House. He says the letter was received Tuesday.

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