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End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

Muslim groups, civil liberties advocates applaud end of NYPD Muslim surveillance program
Jake Pearson And Tom Hays, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats, but they said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place.

Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations; Boston Globe honoured in breaking news
Meghan Barr, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance programs in a blockbuster series of stories based on secret documents supplied by NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

The Pulitzer for breaking news was awarded to The Boston Globe for its "exhaustive and empathetic" coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing and the manhunt that followed.

NSA surveillance report among Pulitzer contenders

Report that revealed massive US government surveillance among top finalists for Pulitzer Prize
The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A report that revealed the massive U.S. government surveillance effort is among the top finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.

Journalism's highest honour will be announced on Monday.

Timeline of events in the Boston Marathon bombing

Timeline of events in the Boston Marathon bombing
The Associated Press

A timeline of events related to the Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and injured 260 others on April 15, 2013. The suspects are Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed in a shootout with police several days later, and his younger brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is in jail awaiting trial.

March 2011: The Russian FSB intelligence security service gives the FBI information that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who lives in Cambridge, Mass., with his family, was a follower of radical Islam.

Report: No missed opportunities in Boston attack

Review of intelligence before Boston Marathon attack finds no evidence of missed opportunities
Eileen Sullivan, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - A review of how the government's intelligence agencies handled information they had before the Boston Marathon bombings last year concluded that it was impossible to know whether anything could have been done differently to prevent the attack.

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