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Review finds Marathon bombing exposed communication gaps

WASHINGTON — An Obama administration review of the Boston Marathon bombing revealed the potential for communication gaps within Boston’s Joint Terrorism Task Force -- including a reliance on sticky notes to convey crucial information about possible terror suspects -- and portrayed the FBI’s initial review of Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011 as somewhat cursory.

When investigators reviewed why Tsarnaev’s six-month trip to a restive region of Russia in 2012 failed to trigger scrutiny by the FBI, they could not find documentation that information about his travels was shared within the Boston Joint Terrorism Task Force.

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