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Leak inquiries reveal how wide a net US has cast

WASHINGTON — Even before the FBI conducted 550 interviews of officials and seized the phone records of Associated Press reporters in a leak investigation connected to a 2012 article about a Yemen bomb plot, agents had sought the reporters’ sources for two other articles about terrorism.

In a separate case last year, FBI agents asked the White House, the Defense Department, and intelligence agencies for phone and e-mail logs showing exchanges with a New York Times reporter writing about computer attacks on Iran. Agents grilled officials about their contacts with him, two people familiar with the investigation said.

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