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AP wins Pulitzer Prize for series on New York City police spying on Muslims

The Associated Press won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa., won for breaking the Penn State sexual abuse scandal. The Huffington Post received its first Pulitzer for reporting about American vets.

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Executive Associated Press Editor Kathleen Carroll, left, applauds as Associated Press reporter Adam Goldman, center, is hugged after winning the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting with three colleagues, Monday, April 16, 2012 in New York. They revealed a secret New York Police Department program that spied on Muslim neighborhoods.

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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The Associated Press won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting Monday for documenting the New York Police Department's widespread spying on Muslims, while The Philadelphia Inquirer was honored in the public service category for its examination of violence in the city's schools.

The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa., won for local reporting for breaking the Penn State sexual abuse scandal that eventually brought down legendary football coach Joe Paterno.

A second Pulitzer for investigative reporting went to The Seattle Times for a series about accidental methadone overdoses among patients with chronic pain.

The New York Times won two prizes, for explanatory and international reporting.

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The Huffington Post received its first Pulitzer, in national reporting, for its look at the challenges facing American veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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