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FBI slow to translate counterterror tapes

Inspector cites mounting backlog

By Kaitlin Bell and Charlie Savage
Globe Correspondent and Globe Staff / July 28, 2005

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WASHINGTON -- The FBI is falling further behind in translating intercepted communications from terrorist suspects, leading to a backlog of unreviewed tapes that has doubled in the past year to more than 8,000 hours, the Justice Department's inspector general disclosed yesterday. (Full article: 838 words)

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