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From left, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., confer on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, before the committee's hearing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. A letter addressed to Wicker, believed to be poisoned with ricin or a similarly toxic substance, was intercepted at a mail facility outside the capital earlier this week. Levin issued a statement saying an aide in his Saginaw, Mich. office had received a suspicious-looking letter. "The letter was not opened, and the staffer followed the proper protocols for the situation, including alerting the authorities, who are now investigating," Levin said in a statement. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)