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ROME (AP) — A smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands for decisive action.

Survivor accounts of the number aboard varied, with the Italian Coast Guard saying that the capsized boat had a capacity for "hundreds" of people. Italian prosecutors said a Bangladeshi survivor flown to Sicily for treatment told them 950 people were aboard, including hundreds who had been locked in the hold by smugglers. Earlier, authorities said a survivor told them 700 migrants were on board.

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The executive editor of The Tulsa World newspaper told TPM on Monday afternoon that while she doesn't "have any reason to doubt" the sources of a blockbuster article the paper published last week she is now working "to verify" those sources after the two journalists who wrote it resigned earlier in the day.

Journalists Dylan Goforth and Ziva Branstetter wrote the article, published Thursday, that alleged supervisors in the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office had falsified training records for a white reserve deputy who has been charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed black man.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for an examination of the deadly toll of domestic abuse, while The New York Times collected three awards and the Los Angeles Times two.

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STOCKHOLM (AP) — Cuba's efforts to sustain the critically endangered Cuban crocodile are getting a boost from Sweden, home to a pair of reptiles that Fidel Castro gave to a Soviet cosmonaut four decades ago.

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