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Pulitzer Prizes honor US election coverage

© AFP/File | The New York Times won the international reporting award for coverage of Vladimir Putin's efforts to project Russian power abroad, including assassinations online harassment and framing opponents

NEW YORK (AFP) - 

Campaign reporting that exposed misleading claims by now US President Donald Trump about charitable giving and commentary about last year's divisive US presidential campaign won Pulitzer Prizes on Monday.

David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post won the national reporting award for what the board called "a model for transparent journalism" that cast doubt on Trump's assertions of charitable generosity.

Fahrenthold investigated not only Trump's claims of charitable giving but also disclosed that the Republican presidential candidate had boasted in crude terms of groping about women on tape in 2005.

The Pulitzer Prize for commentary went to Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street Journal for what the board called "beautifully rendered columns that connected readers to the shared virtues of Americans during one of the nation's most divisive political campaigns."

The coveted Public Service medal went to tabloid the New York Daily News and ProPublica for uncovering widespread abuse of eviction rules by the police to oust hundreds of people, most of them poor minorities.

The New York Times won the international reporting award for coverage of Vladimir Putin's efforts to project Russian power abroad, including assassinations online harassment and framing opponents.

The New York Times' C.J. Chivers also won the feature writing award for showing a Marine's postwar descent into violence.

Freelance photographer Daniel Berehulak won the Pulitzer for breaking news photography for images published in The New York Times showing about the Philippines's war on drugs.

The Chicago Tribune won the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for portraying a 10-year-old boy and his mother striving to put the boy's life back together after he survived a shooting in Chicago.

The East Bay Times of Oakland, California won the breaking news category for covering a warehouse party fire that killed 36 people and exposing city failures to take action that might have prevented it.

© 2017 AFP