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An internal feud between ABC News and the Center for Public Integrity spilled into the open Wednesday with the two organizations going to war over credit for the investigative series that won a Pulitzer Prize this week.

Chris Hamby of CPI, a Washington, D.C., non-profit investigative journalism outfit, won a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for his investigation into coal miners who were denied black lung benefits. The very next day, ABC News President Ben Sherwood sent a letter to the executive director of CPI, asking that the names of two ABC News reporters be added to the award.

ABC News aired various reports on the subject in collaboration with CPI. "We believe that our reporters ... should share in this high honor as they shared in the long months of reporting and producing the stories," Sherwood wrote in the letter to CPI executive director Bill Buzenberg, which was first reported by Politico.

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law banning abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant.

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Former President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday came out against the Keystone XL pipeline in a letter to President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, urging them to oppose construction.

"You stand on the brink of making a choice that will define your legacy on one of the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced -- climate change," reads the letter from Carter and nine other Nobel Peace Prize recipients. "As you deliberate the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, you are poised to make a decision that will signal either a dangerous commitment to the status quo, or bold leadership that will inspire millions counting on you to do the right thing for our shared climate."

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The hosts of "Fox and Friends" on Wednesday bashed the New York Police Department and Mayor Bill De Blasio (D) for shutting down the Demographics Unit, a program that employed plainclothes officers to spy in Muslim communities.

Co-host Brian Kilmeade questioned why the NYPD would put an end to the program, even though the department has recognized that it did not gain any substantial leads.

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A new ad for a Montana Republican congressional candidate's campaign features him shooting a drone out of the sky.

"I'm Matt Rosendale, and this is how I look from a government drone," Rosendale said as the ad shows a drone's aerial view of Rosendale with him in the crosshairs.

"And this is what I think of it," Rosendale said directly into the camera before taking his rifle and shooting the drone.

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