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Suspicious powder at daily spurs evacuation

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A suspicious powder found in an envelope forced about 70 employees of The Des Moines Register to evacuate the building Friday for about four hours.

The powder caused no apparent harm, officials said.

The envelope, with a return address in West Virginia or Virginia, was opened in an office, according to the newspaper's Web site.

An accompanying letter included the message: "To the Media: This is snail poison. We are no safer with Bush than before."