Ricin: Letters sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns both received letters laced with ricin. The Wall Street Journal reports that Bloomberg did not come in contact with the letter.
FBI: President Obama is expected to tap a former Justice Department official to serve as the next director of the FBI. Our own Zoe Tillman and Todd Ruger report.
Retirement: Michele Bachmann announced Wednesday that she will not seek reelection to her current House seat in 2014. Bachmann said the decision was not linked to investigations into her campaign finances, Reuters reports.
Off the Record: Attorney General Eric Holder announced his desire to sit down with the Washington bureau chiefs of news agencies to discuss guildelines for handling leak investigations. However, the AP and The New York Times have both refused the invitation. CNN reports.
Unarmed: The man who knew one of the Boston marathon bombing suspects who was killed in Florida by FBI agents was unarmed. The Washington Post reports that the FBI has released few details of the death.