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AP reporters receive Selden Ring Award for ‘searing exposé' of palm oil industry

, by Patrick Maks

AP investigative reporters Margie Mason and Robin McDowell on Tuesday received the 2021 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting for a series of stories that revealed widespread abuse in the lucrative palm oil industry.

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Calling the 2020 presidential race state by state

, by Patrick Maks

At 11:26 a.m. ET on Saturday, The Associated Press declared Joe Biden the winner of the U.S. presidential race.

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Understanding the election: Campaign coverage from all 50 states

, by Patrick Maks

AP’s extensive and fact-based coverage of the 2020 presidential election will be as deep as it is broad.

With political reporters based in key states around the country – and reporters on the ground in all 50 U.S. states – AP journalists are taking a hard look at the core issues affecting voters.

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Understanding the election: How AP combats misinformation

, by Patrick Maks

With misinformation swirling ahead of the U.S. presidential election, fact-checking, a central function of AP for decades, has never been more important.

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Understanding the election: Precise polling with AP VoteCast

, by Patrick Maks

AP VoteCast, the wide-ranging survey of the American electorate, wasn’t built with a pandemic in mind, but in many ways uses the ideal methodology to conduct accurate research about the electorate at a time when more Americans than ever before are expected to cast ballots before Election Day.

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