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Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations plus more 2014 winners



NEW YORK (AP) - The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance efforts in stories based on thousands of secret documents handed over by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

The Pulitzer for breaking news was awarded to The Boston Globe for its coverage of the deadly Boston Marathon bombing.

The awards are American journalism's highest honor.

The winning entries about the NSA's spy programs showed the government has collected information about millions of Americans' phone calls and emails based on its classified interpretations of laws passed after the Sept. 11 attacks.

The disclosures touched off a furious debate in the U.S. over privacy versus security and led President Barack Obama to impose limits on the surveillance.

The 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners:

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JOURNALISM

Public Service: The Guardian US and The Washington Post

Breaking News Reporting: The Boston Globe staff

Investigative Reporting: Chris Hamby of The Center for Public Integrity, Washington, D.C.

Explanatory Reporting: Eli Saslow of The Washington Post

Local Reporting: Will Hobson and Michael LaForgia of the Tampa Bay Times

National Reporting: David Philipps of The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo.

International Reporting: Jason Szep and Andrew R.C. Marshall of Reuters

Feature Writing: No award

Commentary: Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free Press

Criticism: Inga Saffron of The Philadelphia Inquirer

Editorial Writing: Editorial staff of The Oregonian, Portland

Editorial Cartooning: Kevin Siers of The Charlotte Observer

Breaking News Photography: Tyler Hicks of The New York Times

Feature Photography: Josh Haner of The New York Times

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LETTERS AND DRAMA

Fiction: "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown)

Drama: "The Flick" by Annie Baker

History: "The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832" by Alan Taylor (W.W. Norton)

Biography: "Margaret Fuller: A New American Life" by Megan Marshall (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Poetry: "3 Sections" by Vijay Seshadri (Graywolf Press)

General Nonfiction: "Toms River": A Story of Science and Salvation by Dan Fagin (Bantam Books)

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MUSIC

"Become Ocean" by John Luther Adams, premiered on June 20, 2013, by the Seattle Symphony (Taiga Press/Theodore Front Musical Literature)

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