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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Pulitzer Prizes Awarded to 13 News Groups

NEW YORK -- Thirteen news organizations shared the honors in the journalism categories at the annual Pulitzer Prizes, which covered a wide variety of subjects in a year when no single event dominated the front pages.

For the first time, the prize board pulled a play -- "Rabbit Hole" -- out of the hat for the drama award after three finalists approved by the jury in that category failed to attract the necessary majority of board members.

The Wall Street Journal was the only multiple winner, taking home the international reporting and public service awards for its coverage of China and a stock-options scandal that roiled corporate America.

The Associated Press won the Pulitzer in breaking news photography for Jerusalem-based staff photographer Oded Balilty's dramatic picture of a Jewish settler trying to resist Israeli security officers.

The prizes, announced on Monday by Columbia University, honored achievements in U.S. journalism and the arts for the 91st year.

Ornette Coleman's victory in the music category for a jazz composition titled "Sound Grammar" represented a departure from customary Pulitzer awards for classical works.

In literature, winners included "The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11," by Lawrence Wright, in general nonfiction, and "The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle and the Awakening of a Nation," by Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff, in the history category.