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US scientist ‘had pure anthrax’

October 2, 2018
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WASHINGTON – Army scientist Bruce Ivins had custody of highlypurified anthrax spores with ‘certain genetic mutations identical’to the poison that killed five and rattled the United States in2001, according to documents unsealed today in the government’sinvestigation. – Brisbane Times (The Brisbane Times — 7 August, 2008)
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Even as the FBI closed in, Bruce Ivins had access to U.S. Army facility’s most dangerous laboratories.

(Washington Post — 5 August, 2008)
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Authorities investigating the deadly 2001 anthrax mailings used previously unavailable techniques to trace the lethal powder to the office where scientist Bruce E. Ivins worked at the sprawling Army biodefense laboratory at Fort Detrick, Md., according to sources briefed on the investigation.

(Washington Post — 8 hours ago)
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For nearly seven years, scientist Bruce E. Ivins and a small circle of fellow anthrax specialists at Fort Detrick’s Army medical lab lived in a curious limbo: They served as occasional consultants for the FBI in the investigation of the deadly 2001 anthrax attacks, yet they were all potential… (Washington Post — 4 August, 2008)
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Bruce E. Ivins, the late microbiologist suspected in the 2001 anthrax attacks, had attempted to poison people and his therapist said she was “scared to death” of him, according to court testimony that emerged Saturday. (MSNBC — 3 August, 2008)
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Authorities this morning took the first steps toward unveiling some of the evidence they have amassed against Bruce E. Ivins, the bioweapons researcher who became the prime suspect in the 2001 anthrax killings before his death by suicide last week.

(Washington Post — 7 August, 2008)
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The e-mail messages of Bruce E. Ivins provide a narrative of his paranoid episodes, dating to 2000. (New York Times — 14 hours ago)
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Skepticism from members of Congress and from those who knew Bruce E. Ivins has placed the F.B.I. under scrutiny. (New York Times — 5 August, 2008)
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