Best of AP — Honorable Mention


AP Exclusive: Federal agents to pull back from Portland


Jonathan Lemire, White House reporter, scooped everyone, revealing that the Trump administration would pull back federal troops from Portland – even as the president was showing no sign of backing down. With impressive source work, and collaboration with Oregon staffers Gillian Flaccus and Andrew Selsky, Lemire’s exclusive went unmatched by other news organizations until the formal announcement the following day.

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A federal officer points a non-lethal weapon at demonstrators during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse in Portland, Ore., July 30, 2020. – AP Photo / Marcio Jose Sanchez
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