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Homeland Security won’t give suspects’ records

Globe is refused Tsarnaev data

The US Department of Homeland Security rejected multiple requests for the suspected Boston Marathon bombers’ federal immigration ­records Tuesday, citing the ongoing law enforcement investigation.

The Boston Globe requested the immi­gration records of ­Tamerlan and Dzhokhar ­Tsarnaev under the Freedom of Information Act, arguing that the public has an urgent right to know how the federal agency handled the Cambridge brothers’ immigration applications. Tamerlan had applied for US citizenship, and his younger brother, Dzhokhar, became a citizen last year.

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