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'I want to be with Carrie': Confirming the Reynolds and Fisher deaths

, by Lauren Easton

When actress Carrie Fisher died and her mother Debbie Reynolds passed a day later, AP was determined to confirm the news.

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AP photographer: 'I composed myself enough to shoot pictures'

, by Lauren Easton

When a gunman attacked Russia’s ambassador to Turkey at a photo exhibit in Ankara Monday, AP photographer Burhan Ozbilici didn’t put down his camera. Instead, he captured images of the gunman that immediately went viral.

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Getting the facts right

, by John Daniszewski

Accuracy in news reporting always has been AP’s top priority. The reliability of news has become a hot topic in recent months with the proliferation of so many so-called “fake news” stories on social media platforms.

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The fight against fake news

, by Lauren Easton

As part of its broader fact-checking efforts, The Associated Press announced Thursday that it will work with Facebook to help identify and debunk trending “news” stories being shared online that are false.

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AP statement on deported journalist

, by Lauren Easton

The Associated Press issued this statement today from Vice President for International News Ian Phillips regarding the deportation of Justin Lynch, a freelance journalist working for AP, from South Sudan:

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