Best of AP — Honorable Mention


Exclusive: SEALs tried to locate US captive in Afghanistan


James LaPorta, investigative reporter, Miami, and Eric Tucker, national security reporter, Washington, conducted an exclusive investigation into an attempt by Navy SEALs to locate Mark Frerichs, an American contractor kidnapped in Afghanistan by a Taliban-linked militant network. The story, based on conversations with multiple U.S. officials, included sensitive details of the military operation, and revealed the growing exasperation of Frerichs’ family with the U.S. government for not including him in a recent peace deal with the Taliban.

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