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Explosive Devices Sent to Hillary Clinton and Former President Barack Obama

The Secret Service has intercepted potential explosive devices that were sent to former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. As of this writing, there are differing accounts about whether these devices were sent to their homes or their offices, but the devices appear to be similar to the one sent to the home of billionaire George Soros, a political activist and frequent target of far right conspiracy theories. (h/t New York Times)

The device addressed to Mrs. Clinton in Westchester County was found late on Tuesday by a Secret Service employee who screens mail for her office, the statement said. The package addressed to Mr. Obama was intercepted by Secret Service personnel in Washington, D.C. early on Wednesday.

“The packages were immediately identified during routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately handled as such,” read a statement from the Secret Service. “The protectees did not receive the packages nor were they at risk of receiving them.”

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