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Charges dismissed in W.Va. Obama threat case

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   WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) -- A federal judge has dismissed charges against a West Virginia man accused of sending a threatening letter to President Barack Obama.
   Media outlets report that a U.S. Secret Service forensic handwriting analysis showed that 20-year-old Ryan Kirker of McMechen didn't write the letter.
   According to court records, the letter sent to the White House in April was filled with profanity and racial slurs.
   A federal grand jury charged Kirker in June with threatening the president.
   U.S. District Court Chief Judge John Preston Bailey granted a motion by prosecutors on Friday to dismiss the indictment.
   The charge was dismissed without prejudice, meaning it could be refiled.

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