Article updated: 4/23/2013 5:59 PM

Miss. man in ricin case: 'I love my country'

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Christi McCoy, attorney for Paul Kevin Curtis, speaks outside of federal court in Oxford, Miss. on Monday, April 22, 2013. Paul Kevin Curtis is in custody under the suspicion of sending letters that tested positive for ricin to U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss. Federal authorities and defense attorneys will speak to reporters at 5 p.m. CDT about the case.

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Charges were dropped Tuesday against the Mississippi man accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and others, while authorities searched at another man's home in connection with the case. The surprising move was announced in a brief document filed in federal court in Oxford hours after Paul Kevin Curtis was released from custody. The document says the ongoing investigation has revealed new but unspecified information.
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