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An audit released Tuesday found that the quality of the terrorist watch list has improved since it came under fire in 2009, after Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tried to detonate an explosive device onboard an international flight to Detroit. Abdulmutallab was known to U.S. intelligence agencies but was not flagged on the watch list.

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An audit released Tuesday found that the quality of the terrorist watch list has improved since it came under fire in 2009, after Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tried to detonate an explosive device onboard an international flight to Detroit. Abdulmutallab was known to U.S. intelligence agencies but was not flagged on the watch list.

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Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (U.S. Marshals Service via Associated Press)

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Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is representing himself in a federal court in Detroit on charges that he tried to bring down an airliner with 290 aboard. (U.S. Marshals Service)

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In this courtroom drawing, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (left) appears in federal court in Detroit on Oct. 4, 2011, with defense lawyer Anthony Chambers. Abdulmutallab is on trial for attempting to bring down a jetliner with a bomb in his underwear on Christmas 2009. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** The Obama administration has called Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's failed plan to blow up a Dec. 25 flight "an attempted act of terrorism." (AP Photo)

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SUSPECT: Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab made statements to the FBI that mirrored al Qaeda's claims, an intelligence official says. (U.S. Marshals Service via Associated Press)

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Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is being held in the thwarted attempt to blow up a Northwest Airlines plane. (Associated Press/Saharareporters.com)