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Records offer rare glimpse into Boston Marathon bombings inquiry
Records offer rare glimpse into Boston Marathon bombings inquiry

Within 48 hours of the Boston Marathon bombings, federal law enforcement officials had chased down more than 1,400 leads in the frantic race to learn who killed three people and injured more than 260 others, according to law enforcement records obtained by The Times. Agents swarmed local gun shops, fireworks stands and a Barneys New York department store, tracking down clues. Law enforcement officers poured in from Maine, New Hampshire and Maryland as leads were pursued as far away as Dallas, Kansas City and Perris, Calif. Bomb shards were rushed to the FBI lab in Virginia, which identified the explosive devices as pressure-cooker bombs. Two dozen pages of Justice Department documents,...

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