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The Orlando shooting has raised questions about whether the lessons from the Boston Marathon bombings were learned.

Massachusetts Rep. William Keating, who is a member of the Homeland Security Committee, reviewed security after the marathon bombings. He found some shortcomings — particularly in the communication among law enforcement about bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who the FBI investigated before the bombings but had closed the case on him.

The committee issued a report about a year later and made several recommendations that were designed to improve security.

Keating joined Morning Edition to discuss a briefing he received on Tuesday regarding the Orlando shooting.

This segment aired on June 15, 2016.


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Deborah Becker is a senior correspondent and host at WBUR. Her reporting focuses on mental health, criminal justice and education.


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