Best of AP — Honorable Mention


AP Exclusive: Suspected El Paso Walmart shooter charged with hate crime


Washington reporter Michael Balsamo, for strong source work to break the news that the man accused of killing 22 people and wounding two dozen more in an El Paso Wal-Mart was going to be charged with federal hate crimes. Balsamo’s scoop – with further reporting and context by El Paso reporter Cedar Attanasio and Dallas reporter Jake Bleiberg – was exclusive to AP for nearly three hours and most outlets didn’t have it until an evening press conference.

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