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Editors huddle around a computer as they read the 2014 Pulitzer prize winners from the Washington Post on Monday in this picture provided by the Washington Post. The Pulitzer Prizes, the United States’ most prestigious journalism awards that honor news reporting and photography as well as literature, were awarded for the 98th time on Monday. Barton Gellman was awarded the Pulitzer prize for public service for his coverage on the secret surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency that sparked wide debate over government spying. The Pulitzer prize for public service was shared with The Guardian US. The prize for explanatory reporting went to Eli Saslow for a series of stories on the prevalence of food stamps in post-recession America. (Reuters)

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Guardian US and Washington Post win top Pulitzer prize

The newspapers win for public service for reporting on the NSA secret surveillance scandal

Reuters wins in international reporting for its coverage of the violent persecution of a Muslim minority in Myanmar who in efforts to flee often fall into the hands of brutal human-trafficking networks.

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