The Washington Post and the Guardian both won Pulitzer Prizes for public service with their coverage of the leaked National Security Agency (NSA) documents, and the Boston Globe won a prize for its coverage of the Boston bombings, multiple media sources report.
The Post and Guardian's reports revealed the U.S.'s widespread domestic surveillance program. Reporting on the NSA documents that Edward Snowden leaked sparked an international debate about comprising national security, drawing heavy criticism from the American and British governments.
Winning the breaking news prize for its coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings comes at a critical time for the Boston Globe; the one-year anniversary of the bombings that killed three people and wounded 260 is Tuesday.
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