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Following the paper trail to group aiding abusive priests

, by Patrick Maks

In a memo to staff, Managing Editor Brian Carovillano outlined how shoe leather reporting and Freedom of Information requests revealed a small nonprofit in Michigan that was serving as a rapid-response team for hundreds of priests accused of sex abuse:

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Spotlight on migrant perils at the border

, by Patrick Maks

In a memo to staff, Managing Editor Brian Carovillano outlined the backdrop behind a searing photo of a father and daughter from El Salvador who drowned in the Rio Grande attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border and subsequent all-formats reporting that provided important, relevant context to member news organizations and customers:

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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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