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Pulitzer Winners Announced: 'NYT' Leads Pack

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Pulitzer Winners Announced: 'NYT' Leads Pack

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The 2009 Pulitzer Prizes were announced today at 3 p.m. at Columbia University. The 92nd annual awards, which for the first time allowed entries from online-only news sites, include the 14 journalism categories, with winners listed below. The New York Times leads this year's competition with five winners.

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PUBLIC SERVICELas Vegas Sun, High Death Rate for Construction Workers

Finalists: New York Times, St. Petersburg Times' PolitiFact

BREAKING NEWS The New York Times for coverage of the scandal involving former Gov. Eliot Spitzer

Finalists: Houston Chronicle, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING

The New York Times, David Barstow, Pentagon program using retired generals on TV

Finalists: Los Angeles Times (Paul Pringle), Milwuakee Journal-Sentinel

EXPLANATORY REPORTING

Los Angeles Times, Bettina Boxall and Julie Cart, wildfires

Finalists: New York Times (Adam Liptak), The Washington Post (AIG)

LOCAL REPORTING

(TIE)Detroit Free Press for mayor corruptionEast Valley Tribune, Mesa, Ariz., Sheriff immigration enforcement

Finalists: The Times-Picayune, New Orleans

NATIONAL REPORTING

St. Petersburg Times for PolitiFact Web site

Finalists: The Washington Post (Dana Priest and Amy Goldstein), The Philadelphia Inquirer, Staff of the Wall Street Journal. …

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