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BREAKING NEWS - DEADLY TOXIN DETECTED IN MAIL SENT TO PRESIDENT TRUMPBy Kevin RyanEnvelopes containing the deadly toxin ricin have been discovered addressed to President Trump, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, and chief of naval operations Admiral John Richardson. They were addressed Oct. 1.The envelope addressed to President Trump “was not received at the White House, nor did it ever enter the White House,” a Secret Service spokesman said.The envelopes addressed to Mattis and Richardson were discovered in a mail facility on the grounds of the Pentagon. The mail never entered the Pentagon building. They have been taken by the FBI for further analysis.All US Postal Service mail received at the Pentagon mail screening facility on Monday is currently under quarantine.Ricin is a highly toxic compound that is extracted from castor beans and has been used in terror plots. It can be used in powder, pellet, mist, or acid form. If ingested, it causes nausea, vomiting, and internal bleeding of the stomach and intestines, followed by failure of the liver, spleen and kidneys, and death by collapse of the circulatory system.