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  • Today in the News: Actress indicted in ricin case


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    Shannon Guess Richardson, the Texas actress who was accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, was indicted and charged Friday. Richardson, who has acted in “Walking Dead,” among other TV shows, faces up to 15 years in prison.

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    "Everybody's been saying how hot it is the last two days. This is nothing compared to what they're expecting this weekend." - CNN meteorologist Indra Petersons, talking about the heat wave that runs from northern California to Arizona. It’s expected to be extremely hot this weekend, with temperatures in Death Valley reaching 129.

    Hot video: Mandela’s daughter slams media

    Nelson Mandela's oldest daughter says the family still has hope because Nelson Mandela "opens his eyes" when family members talk to him. She also slams the "crass" media frenzy around her critically ill father, likening the press to vultures.

     

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