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Thorough checking of a claim pays off in coverage of Denver killing

Colleen Slevin, reporter, Denver, for accepting an inmate’s call and reporting his remarkable claim with essential context: The prisoner, charged with killing a transit guard, claimed to be a supporter of the Islamic State group, but AP’s story, with reporting also by Jim Anderson, noted investigators had found no evidence the terror group had anything to do with the killing.

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