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The man behind the Pentagon Papers weighs in on Roe v. Wade leak

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Daniel Ellsberg, pictured in 2010, told NPR that anyone who chooses to take on the burden of leaking government documents in the public interest "is doing this republic a very great service and helping it to remain a republic." Leon Neal/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Maria Hinojosa, pictured in 2017, told NPR she encourages journalists to "Trust your gut about what's a story. But then also be prepared to bring some heart into it." Andy Kropa/Andy Kropa/Invision/AP hide caption

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Tampa Bay Times reporters Corey G. Johnson, right, Rebecca Woolington, center, and Eli Murray, left, are announced as the winners of the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting on Monday. The winning series, "Poisoned," exposed dangers at Florida's only lead smelter. Ivy Ceballo/Tampa Bay Times/TNS/ABACA via Reuters hide caption

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Director and actress Olivia Wilde examines an envelope reading "Personal and Confidential" while onstage during the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas on April 26. A woman from the audience had slid the mysterious envelope toward her. It turns out she had been served with legal documents in an atypically public way. Greg Doherty/Getty Images hide caption

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Inside the world of process serving: Explaining what happened to Olivia Wilde

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva disputed allegations that he orchestrated the cover-up of an incident where a deputy knelt on a handcuffed inmate's head last year. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Actor Johnny Depp looks at a defense exhibit on a computer monitor Thursday, during his defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard. Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Johnny Depp testifies during his defamation trial in the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., on Tuesday. Amber Heard watches the jury leave as a lunch break starts at the Fairfax County Circuit Court on Monday. Jim Watson and Steve Helber/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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