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Key panel wants files on dead Marathon bomber

WASHINGTON — A key congressional oversight panel demanded “all information possessed by the US government” related to the suspected Boston Marathon bomber who was interviewed by the FBI two years ago but not deemed to be a threat, as accusations of an intelligence failure intensified Sunday.

In a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper, and FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, two top Republicans on the House Homeland Security Committee requested all documentation, including classified reports, related to Tamerlan Tsarnaev, a suspect in the April 15 attack who was killed in a firefight with law enforcement officers early Friday.

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