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Major cross-format scoops on U.S. arrest of Iranian anchorwoman

Lisa Matthews, Washington-based assignment manager, U.S. video, and Mike Balsamo, Justice Department reporter, for their teamwork and persistence that led to two major scoops on a story of international interest: the arrest by U.S. authorities of a prominent Iranian anchorwoman. AP was first to report the release of Marzieh Hashemi, and scored the first interview with her –- ahead of even her own network.

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