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June 5, 2018

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PRIMARY RDP — For years California has been sidelined on the national political fringe. Now the state is lurching to the center of the fight for control of Congress. No state will be more consequential in the success or failure of a prospective blue wave this fall. But before then, Democrats must avoid self-inflicted wounds in California’s so-called jungle primaries with a swarm of ambitious candidates who could cannibalize their own party’s chances. By Steve Peoples and Michael Blood. SENT: 950 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates throughout the day; first polls close at 7 p.m.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort made several attempts to tamper with witnesses in his ongoing criminal cases, prosecutors say as they ask a federal judge to consider revoking his house arrest. By Chad Day and Eric Tucker. SENT: 860 words, photo.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE — President Donald Trump claims he has an “absolute right” to pardon himself, part of an extraordinarily expansive vision of executive authority that is mostly untested in court and could portend a drawn-out fight with the prosecutors now investigating him. By Eric Tucker. SENT: 1,100 words, photos, video.

GUATEMALA-VOLCANO — People of the villages skirting Guatemala’s “Volcano of Fire” begin mourning the few dead who could be identified after an eruption killed dozens by engulfing them in floods of searing ash and mud. By Sonia Perez D. SENT: 710 words, photos, video.

SCOTTSDALE KILLINGS — A hunch from a former police officer helps lead authorities to a man suspected of shooting six people to death over four days in the Phoenix area. Some of the victims had varying connections to the man’s divorce nearly eight years ago, including a well-known forensic psychiatrist who testified that Dwight Lamon Jones had mood disorders and symptoms of a paranoid personality. By Melissa Daniels and Jacques Billeaud. SENT: 840 words, photos, video.




QATAR-THRIVING UNDER BLOCKADE — A year into a blockade by four Arab states against Qatar, the small country has weathered the storm by drawing from its substantial wealth. SENT: 1,260 words, photos.




SEXUAL-MISCONDUCT-HARVEY-WEINSTEIN — Former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is scheduled to be arraigned in New York on rape and criminal sex act charges. SENT: 290 words, photo. UPCOMING: Arraignment scheduled for 10 a.m.




SPORTS BETTING — Full-scale sports betting is coming to Delaware, barely three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to implement wagering schemes. SENT: 700 words, photos.




FASHION-CFDA AWARDS — Designer Raf Simons scores a repeat win at fashion’s glittery awards ceremony, again displaying his considerable influence in American fashion less than two years after taking the reins at Calvin Klein. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 680 words, photos.

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