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  • In this February 2014 photo provided by Gary Pruitt, people gather around the completed ice castle Pruitt created at his home St. Paul, Minn. The ice castle was vandalized Feb. 15 by two kids, according to Pruitt who said said he saw them using golf clubs to destroy the structure that was 10 feet high, 50 feet long and made of about 700 blocks of ice. The ice castle, which took two months to build, was made from ice bricks using shoeboxes and milk jugs filled with water mixed with food coloring. (AP Photo/Gary Pruitt)

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  • Associated Press CEO Gary Pruitt says at the National Press Club that the fallout from the Justice Department's seizure of AP phone records has "intimidated both official and nonofficial sources from speaking" to reporters.

    Newsgathering has taken a hit since AP phone records seized

    The Department of Justice's seizure of Associated Press phone records has had a "chilling" effect on the news organization according to CEO Gary Pruitt, a First Amendment lawyer who took his case to the National Press Club on Wednesday, complete with a wish list of changes he would like to see.

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    Inside the Beltway: A call to protect 'newsgathering'

    It's been a little more than a month since The Associated Press revealed that the Justice Department had gained access to its phone records. The news organization came out swinging: CEO Gary Pruitt declared the action a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" and "unconstitutional." Now he's ready to explore "the way forward," he says, this time taking his case to the National Press Club.

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  • Gary Pruitt, president and CEO of The Associated Press, discusses the leak investigation that led to his reporters' phone records being subpoenaed by the Justice Department, on CBS' "Face the Nation" in Washington on Sunday, May 19, 2013. Mr. Pruitt said that the seizure of the records was "unconstitutional" and that the secret subpoena has made sources less willing to talk to AP journalists. (AP Photo/CBS, Chris Usher)

    AP CEO calls Justice Department's records seizure unconstitutional

    The president and chief executive officer of The Associated Press on Sunday called the government's secret seizure of two months of reporters' phone records "unconstitutional" and said the news cooperative had not ruled out legal action against the Justice Department.

  • Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 6, 2013, before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing "Oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice." (Associated Press)

    Justice Department secretly obtained phone records for Associated Press reporters

    The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.

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