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Stellar night for AP race calling

, by Lauren Easton

A night of fast and accurate race calls by The Associated Press on Super Tuesday culminated as polls closed in California at 8 p.m. PT, when AP declared Bernie Sanders the winner of the night’s biggest prize.

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‘Incredibly fast’ coverage of Germany mass shooting

, by Patrick Maks

When news of a mass shooting in Hanau, Germany, broke on Wednesday night, AP sprung into action to deliver fast all-formats coverage of the attack that left nine people dead.

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AP first and fast on Soleimani strike

, by Patrick Maks

In a memo to staff on Friday, Managing Editor Brian Carovillano described how sourcing and teamwork allowed AP to dominate on the news of a U.S. drone strike killing Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, nudging the U.S. and Iran closer to the brink of war:

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In a ‘flash’: Alerting news of the president’s impeachment

, by John Daniszewski

At 8:34 p.m. ET on Wednesday, AP pushed out the news, “President Donald Trump impeached by US House of Representatives.”

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Honoring 2 fallen AP journalists

, by Patrick Maks

The Associated Press honored on Wednesday two journalists who died because of their work for AP.

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