Behind the News

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Fact-checking to ‘reach deeper' into communities

, by Lauren Easton

As the Nov. 6 U.S. midterm elections approach, AP has stepped up efforts to fact-check political misinformation circulating at the local, state and national levels. 

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AP’s decade-long push for court transparency key to current Cosby trial

, by Bryan Baldwin

On Sept. 25, 2018, Bill Cosby was led away from a Pennsylvania courthouse in handcuffs, sentenced to three to 10 years behind bars for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his gated estate. 

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AP brings first word on death of legendary Aretha Franklin

, by Bryan Baldwin

Aretha Franklin always had a soft spot for The Associated Press. Over the years, she would seek out global Entertainment Editor Nekesa Mumbi Moody to chat — “We spoke when she was working on new music, or about an upcoming performance (like when she sang for the pope in 2015) or even her fitness plan and weight loss,” Moody recalled.

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The challenge of brevity in the digital age

, by John Daniszewski

News in the digital age comes in short — often very short — bursts, straight to our mobile phones, smart watches, tablets and computer screens.  Sometimes these short takes are all an audience will read, not the longer story that follows. That’s why we need to get them right.

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National AP climate change analysis sparks local reports

, by Lauren Easton

An AP analysis of 30 years of temperature change data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has been echoed and localized by dozens of member newspapers.

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