Investigative journalist Robert Parry dies at 68

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Posted: Jan 28, 2018 7:44 PM

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Robert Parry, a longtime investigative journalist who was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1985 for his Associated Press exclusives about the CIA's production of an assassination manual for Nicaraguan rebels, has died at age 68.

Parry died Saturday in hospice care after a series of strokes brought on by undiagnosed pancreatic cancer. That, from his wife, Diane Duston.

Parry joined the AP in 1974 and went on to work in the Washington bureau, where he covered the Iran-Contra scandal as it rocked the Reagan administration. His work on the scandal also brought a George Polk Award in 1984.

After leaving the AP in 1987, Parry worked for Newsweek until 1990 and then became an investigative reporter for the PBS series "Frontline." He later established the Consortium for Independent Journalism.