Behind the News

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‘Sheer bravery’ in Nairobi attack coverage

, by Lauren Easton

When extremists attacked a hotel complex in Kenya’s capital on Tuesday, AP journalists across formats scrambled to capture video, take photos and report the breaking news.

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How I got those border clash photos

, by Lauren Easton

Early on New Year’s Day, an AP photographer at the U.S.-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico, captured dramatic photos of tear gas being fired at migrants climbing a fence.

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A local look at life expectancy

, by Lauren Easton

An AP analysis of data from the National Center for Health Statistics, which revealed just how much location can impact life expectancy, has been localized by member news organizations.

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George H.W. Bush’s nod to White House ‘photodogs’

, by Lauren Easton

“The men and women who have covered the White House for the AP dating back to the middle of the 19th century have truly had a ‘front row seat to history,’” former President George H.W. Bush wrote.

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‘Aggressive but delicate’ reporting produces gene-editing exclusive

, by Lauren Easton

In a memo to staff, Managing Editor Brian Carovillano recounted how AP gained a global exclusive on one of the most important and controversial claims in medical and science history:

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