Behind the News

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Action, uproar after AP exposes mistreatment of migrant kids

, by Patrick Maks

In a memo to staff, Managing Editor Brian Carovillano explained how members of AP’s award-winning immigration beat team used deep source work to reveal reports of neglected migrant children at a remote Border Patrol facility in Clint, Texas: 

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Why we published a border deaths photo

, by John Daniszewski

AP decided on Tuesday to publish a photo of the bodies of a man and his 23-month-old daughter discovered Monday on the bank of the Rio Grande near Matamoros, Mexico, across the river from Brownsville, Texas.

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Data illuminates marijuana legalization impact

, by Patrick Maks

In a memo to staff, Managing Editor Brian Carovillano recounts how members of AP’s marijuana beat team created a first-of-its-kind national database of medical marijuana trends and revealed how the legalization of pot has often hurt medical marijuana users:

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AP CEO: News agencies must ‘unleash the truth’

, by Lauren Easton

Speaking at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Thursday, AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt addressed the role of news agencies in the 21st century.

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What is AP? CEO explains in op-ed

, by Lauren Easton

In an editorial published on Sunday by several AP member news organizations, AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt outlined the news cooperative’s standards, origins and structure:

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