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Obama says FBI acted properly in bombing case

Backs handling of data, inquiry into Boston case

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Tuesday defended the FBI’s handling of Russian intelligence tips on one of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers, even as he endorsed an investigation into the lessons to be learned from the case, including ways to better confront the threat of homegrown terrorists.

While much of the focus from law enforcement officials has been on examining whether suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was radicalized during a six-month trip to Dagestan in 2012, Obama has asked counterterrorism advisers to look at ways to thwart people who may become radicalized in America.

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