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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory, 10:15 Advisory

May 7, 2019

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at https://newsroom.ap.org

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HIGHLIGHTING

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CONGRESS-RUSSIA PROBE (sent, developing)

TRUMP-CHINA TARIFFS (sent, developing)

TRUMP IMMIGRATION (upcoming)

ELECTION 2020-JOE BIDEN (upcoming)

JUVENILE TERROR LOOPHOLE (sent)

PAKISTAN-CHINA-TRAFFICKING-BRIDES (sent)

SCIENCE SAYS-MEATLESS MEATS (sent)

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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ODD--GATOR IN PANTS _ Sheriff’s officials say a Florida woman pulled a small alligator from her yoga pants during a routine traffic stop. SENT: 200 words.

ALBANIA-LIONS _ Three lions from Tirana Zoo in Albania have been sedated and in about 48 hours will wake up at their new home, the Felida Big Cat Centre in the Netherlands. SENT: 400 words, photos.

BRITAIN-ROYAL-BABY-NAME _ Alexander? James? Arthur? Guessing game on royal baby’s name. SENT: 260 words, photos.

RUSSIA-PLANE FIRE _ Russian plane crash survivor recalls strong lightning strike. SENT: 400 words, photos.

SPRING FLOODING _ Another round of rain has led to more flash flood watches across the Midwest. SENT: 200 words, photos.

ITALY-EARNS-FERRARI _ Automaker Ferrari says its profits rose in the first quarter as demand for its luxury sports cars grew strongly, particularly in China. SENT: 150 words.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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CONGRESS-RUSSIA PROBE _ The House Judiciary Committee says contempt proceedings against Attorney General William Barr could be postponed if Barr makes a “good faith” effort to resolve their dispute. In a possible thaw, the Justice Department will meet with committee staff Tuesday, ahead of a scheduled Wednesday vote on holding Barr in contempt of Congress for not turning over Robert Mueller’s full Russia report. SENT: 900 words. UPCOMING: Updates possible, 880 words by 4 p.m., photos.

TRUMP IMMIGRATION _ President Donald Trump meets with Republican senators on a package of immigration proposals to step up border security and revise the rules for merit-based immigration. SENT: 200 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 3 p.m. meeting, 790 words by 5 p.m., photos, video.

UNITED STATES-POMPEO _ The Arctic is melting, but U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo doesn’t want to talk about climate change. For the Trump administration, disappearing sea ice in the world’s “high north” appears to be first and foremost an economic opportunity to exploit rather than a crisis to mitigate. SENT: 866 words, photos. (EUR filed)

ELECTION 2020-JOE BIDEN _ Former Vice President Joe Biden rallies with members of a painters and construction union in Las Vegas Tuesday as he makes his first appearance as a presidential candidate in the western early voting state of Nevada. UPCOMING: 790 words by 5 p.m., photos.

JUVENILE TERROR LOOPHOLE _ The Justice Department’s ability to charge minors for supporting terrorist groups has been hampered by a 2018 Supreme Court decision, forcing prosecutors to hand off at least one such case to local authorities in a state without anti-terrorism laws. SENT: 700 words, photo.

MELANIA TRUMP _ First lady Melania Trump marks the one-year anniversary of her “Be Best” initiative to promote the well-being of children by expanding some aspects of the program. UPCOMING: Developing from 11 a.m. event, 300 words by 2 p.m., photos.

SPY MUSEUM _ James Bond’s shiny silver sports car _ complete with a rotating JB007 license plate _ is the first thing visitors see when they step into the newly renovated International Spy Museum that opens Sunday in Washington. After that, it’s as if the history of Hollywood’s famous private eye is written in invisible ink, while the stories of real-life spies and modern-day espionage take center stage. UPCOMING: 850 words by 4 p.m., photos, video.

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NATIONAL

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JUVENILE TERROR LOOPHOLE _ The Justice Department’s ability to charge minors for supporting terrorist groups has been hampered by a 2018 Supreme Court decision. The ruling has forced federal prosecutors to hand off at least one such case to local authorities. The decision in a case unrelated to terrorism opened a loophole that could allow young supporters of groups like the Islamic State to skate on charges from the federal government. By Jake Bleiberg and Michael Balsamo. SENT: 680 words, photo.

MAGIC MUSHROOMS-DENVER VOTE _ Voters could make Denver the first U.S. city to decriminalize psilocybin _ the psychoactive substance in “magic mushrooms” _ and add a new chapter to the city’s role in shaping wider drug policy. A citizen initiative on the ballot follows the same tack taken by marijuana activists to decriminalize pot possession in 2005 in the city. By Kathleen Foody. SENT: 550 words, photos.

ABORTION-GEORGIA _ Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp is set to sign legislation banning abortions at around six weeks of pregnancy, before many women know they’re pregnant. SENT: 300 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. signing.

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INTERNATIONAL

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PAKISTAN-CHINA-TRAFFICKING-BRIDES _ Muqadas Ashraf was just 16 when her parents married her off to a Chinese man who had come to Pakistan looking for a bride. Less than five months later, Muqadas is back in her home country, pregnant and seeking a divorce from a husband she says was abusive. She is one of hundreds of poor Christian girls who have been trafficked to China in a market for brides that has swiftly grown in Pakistan since late last year, activists say. Brokers are aggressively seeking out girls for Chinese men, sometimes even cruising outside churches to ask for potential brides. They are being helped by Christian clerics paid to target impoverished parents in their congregation with promises of wealth in exchange for their daughters. By Kathy Gannon and Dake Kang. SENT: 1,900 words, photos. An abridged version of 970 words has also been sent.

ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS _ Qatar says it is sending $480 million to Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip after a cease-fire deal ended the deadliest fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants since a 2014 war. SENT: 510 words, photos.

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HEALTH/SCIENCE

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SCIENCE SAYS-MEATLESS MEATS _ A new era of meat alternatives is here, but patties from Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods can be nutritionally similar to beef. By Food & Health Writer Candace Choi. SENT: 810 words, photos.

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BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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TRUMP-CHINA-TARIFFS _ China confirms its economy czar will go to Washington for trade talks despite fears he might cancel after President Donald Trump threatened to escalate a tariff war over Beijing’s technology ambitions. By Joe McDonald. SENT: 700 words, photos.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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MET GALA _ Cardi B swept by in a stunning red quilted dress accentuated with a matching sequin headpiece, feathers and a train that took up much of the pink carpet, Jared Leto was accompanied by his own (fake) head and Katy Perry came as a candled chandelier at the crazy, campy Met Gala on Monday night. By Leanne Italie. SENT: 1,175 words, photos. WITH: MET GALA-INSIDE _ Inside the Met Gala, high-wattage guests sipped on cocktails, ate canapes and tried to “out-camp” each other. SENT: 1,000 words.

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TV-COURT TV REBOOT _ Court TV is ending its long recess. The channel that thrived during the trial-crazy 1990s comes back from the dead after more than a decade amid true-crime craze that its backers hope will launch it into a long new life. The new Court TV, which will be available over the air and on some cable providers, will focus on big cases such as the upcoming sexual assault trial of Harvey Weinstein. But it will also focus on little-known trials that were essential to the old network. By Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton. SENT: 990 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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BKN--WARRIORS-ROCKETS _ James Harden and the Houston Rockets dug out of a 0-2 hole to even their Western Conference semifinals series with the Golden State Warriors after another game in which they fought, scrapped and held off a late rally to get a victory. By Kristie Rieken. SENT: 930 words, photos.

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