How red flags got missed in Navy Yard shooter's history, giving him clean background checks

  • Article by: ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 19, 2013 - 9:25 PM

WASHINGTON — The government's sprawling system of background checks and security clearances is so unreliable it's virtually impossible to adequately investigate the nearly 5 million Americans who have them and make sure they can be trusted with access to military and sensitive civilian buildings, an Associated Press review found.

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